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Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace, Bengaluru

"To not know what happened before you were born, is to forever remain a child" - Cicer, Roman philosopher. History and heritage have always excited me. The palaces, forts and rulers, and what remains today is a small part of their dream centuries ago. Being in Bengaluru for such long years, I had this urge to discover Bengaluru's history and heritage. A weekend fortnight before, I chose to visit the Bengaluru fort and Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace, Bangalore which is located in the heart of the city market. The Bengaluru fort covered a huge area and also enclosed the Tipu's palace. Sadly, only 5% of the fort remains today. Have a look to discover Bengaluru Fort and its history. Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace is a unique palace. A typical palace will have rich marbles, carvings and filled with luxury. But, this is an unconventional palace made up entirely of teak wood and has its own grace. So, let me take you through the tour of this palace. [caption id="atta

Bangalore Fort : Rediscovering the history

Bengaluru, currently is a hub of IT companies. This city has given lives to millions on daily basis. Have you ever pondered over the history of this city. If you are curious on knowing that,I have this story of Bangalore fort which dated 1537. [caption id="attachment_2764" align="alignnone" width="1086"] Bangalore Fort - The first sight ![/caption] Yes it has history of 479 years. Finding this fort in the busy KR Market was not straightforward. Before exploring the current status of the fort,lets go back to 1537 and discover some history. History of Bangalore Fort The history of the fort relates to prominent rulers. A brief history of the fort as follows. Kempegowda : The founder of modern Bengaluru [caption id="attachment_2791" align="alignleft" width="243"] Kempegowda[/caption] Kempegowda, widely known as founder of modern Bengaluru. He served as a feudatory under Vijayanagara empire. He had a grand vision on building of a

Bangalore Palace - Castle and Royalty

Bangalore palace ! On hearing the word palace, most of the Bangaloreans imagine Royal Mysore Palace. Only a few of us might have visited the grand Bangalore Palace. Yes! being born and brought up in Bangalore, I had never been to this palace. Bangalore has changed so much as a metropolitan city over a decade. With all these changes apart, the Bangalore Palace stands still depicting the royalty, history and luxury. It is located in the hub of the city spread over a wide area and a perfect place to spend a weekend. Finally, with my college friends,  I decided to rediscover our own city. The first sight of Bangalore palace was impressive, a perfect royal castle. The ferns covering the exteriors gave a natural look to the castle. I have heard that the palace is duple of Windsor Castle, London. However, the audio guide revealed that it was built in the Tudor style by Maharaja of Mysore - Sri Chamarajendra Wodeyar X. As we entered, the elegant entrance excited me. We bought our tickets (cost