Bangalore Fort, Bangalore Overview
Originally built as a mud fort by Kempe Gowda I in 1537, Bangalore Fort was transformed into a stone fort by Haider Ali in 1761. Unfortunately, 20 years later, Bangalore Fort fell into the hands of the British and the entire fort was dismantled and reconstructed into schools, hospitals and roads etc. Today, only the ruins remain of what was once a stronghold of Tipu Sultan i.e. the Delhi Gate and two primary bastions. However, these ruins also reek of glory, splendour and magnificence. The fort premises include several structures which include Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace. Standing tall as an ancient heritage structure, the monument is one of the most popular attractions of the city.