The City Market In Bengaluru – Old Postcard 1935

This is an old 1935 postcard of the city market Bangalore, or Bengaluru. The market is possibly the Krishna Rajendra Market or better known as K. R Market opened in 1928. Named after Krishna Rajendra Wodeyar the former ruler of Mysore.

It lies near the Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace in Bangalore. The K. R. Market area was once a battlefield during the time of the Anglo-Mysore war in the 18th century. Today it is the biggest grain and flower market in Bengaluru.

See my post on “Russell Market of 1927. Read about The Heritage Markets Of Bengaluru.

The British settled in Bangalore in 1800 after the four Anglo-Mysore wars against Tipu Sultan. They took a liking to Bangalore after seizing Tipu’s summer palace. And also because of its important strategic location and its cool climate. From then on the city grew to what it is now.

Did you know-  The K R Market was built on similar lines to the Hogg Market of Calcutta, now Kolkata, see post- Calcutta Night Scene WW2 – Old Photo 1942.

More from the collection- 1971 Raja Ravi Varma Commemorative First Day Cover., Antique Photo British Cavalry Bangalore Cantonment 1877., Queen Victoria’s Jubilee Bombay or Mumbai – Old Print., Crawford Market & Tram In Mumbai- Old Postcard 1914

The images are of the actual items from my collection. And Not a photocopy, pirated, reproduced, or stock photos or taken from other sources.