Bangalore Fort – Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace

Bangalore Fort is an old fort in the heart of Bangalore city, or Bangalooru as it is called now. Kempe Gowda I , First ruler of Bangalore Kingdom under the Vijayanagara Empire built this fort in 1537.

Old Bangalore Fort
Old Bangalore Fort

The original fort was made using mud. Sultan Hyder Ali of Mysore re-built the fort with stones in 1761, after the fort and the city came under his Kingdom. In 1791 during the reign of Tip Sultan, the British East India Company captured the Bangalore Fort in the Third Mysore War. There is a marble plaque at the spot where the British breached fort’s wall. Capture of Bangalore Fort helped the British East India Company to establish a strategic base here to attack Tippu Sultan’s capital, Srirangapatna, in which they succeed in later years.

The fort is in ruins and what remains today are the Delhi gate and two bastions, along with Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace. The Summer Palace of Tip Sultan is in Indo-Islamic architecture. Construction of this palace was started by Sultan Hyder Ali of Mysore and was completed by Tipu Sultan, his eldest son. Bangalore Fort is one among the must see Bangalore sightseeing tourist places.

How Do I Go to Bangalore Fort?

Bangalore Fort, one of the main tourist places in Bangalore, is accessible from the Delhi gate on the Krishnarajendra Road. The road is well connected to other parts of the city. Bangalore City railway station is the nearest major railway station to Bangalore Fort. There is an International airport at the outskirts of Bangalore.

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