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Travel Through Time – Bangalore

By Manoj Menon

With its innumerable bustling malls, ever packed roads and high rise buildings, Bangalore provides a new face to contemporary India, one that the younger generations can easily relate to. Kempegowda, a chieftain from the Vijayanagara Kingdom, established the first major settlement in what is currently modern Bangalore, in the year 1537.

It was initially ruled by the Western Gangas and then by the Hoysalas. Once called Bendakaluru, it was later anglicized as Bangalore and is now officially known as Bengaluru. Here is a pictorial guide of the charm this city carried in its bygone era.

Bangalore Fort
  

Bangalore Fort

Picture of the Bangalore Fort as taken in 1860.

Photo Courtesy: Nicholas Bros

 

Bangalore Pete
  

Bangalore Pete

View of the street scene as captured in 1890.

Photo Courtesy: Xavier449

 

Bangalore Cantonment
  

Bangalore Cantonment

Picture of the Cantonment as it was shot in 1895.

Photo Courtesy: Furneaux, JH

 

Cubbon Park
  

Cubbon Park

A public office situated at Cubbon Park in the year 1890.

Photo Courtesy: British Library

 

Halsuru Someshwara Temple
  

Halsuru Someshwara Temple

Photo of the temple taken in 1868.

Photo Courtesy: Henry Dixon

 

Bangalore Palace
  

Bangalore Palace

Chariots outside the Bangalore Palace taken in 1890.

Photo Courtesy: WestCoastMusketeer

 

Lalbagh
  

Lalbagh

Picture of the Lalbagh garden as taken in 1860.

Photo Courtesy: Nicholas Bros

 

HAL Airport
  

HAL Airport

A picture of the airport taken in 1947.

Photo Courtesy: Aiel

 

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