Fort, Bangalore

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    Bangalore Fort

    by orix Written Jul 10, 2013

    This fort is a small section left from Tipu sultan days and the wars against the British. Small but interesting, you'll cover it in less then 10 minutes - should combine with other activities in the area (near by to the city market and Tipu's summer palace).

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    Bangalore Fort

    by Willettsworld Written Sep 20, 2009

    Situated opposite the City Market, Bangalore Fort was originally built in mud by Kempe Gowda, the founder of the present-day city, in the early 16th century. The fort was later fortified by Tipu Sultan after being handed it back by Lord Cornwallis in 1791. It is noted for the beautifully carved Islamic-style arches, minarets and paintings. There is an ancient Ganapati Temple and dungeon within the area of the fort and this is all that remains of the fort today.

    Open: 9am-6pm.

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