the year 1638, Shahajirao Bhonsle, father of Shivaji, captured
the city. In 1687, Aurangzeb's army captured Bangalore and sold
it to the Wodeyars for a paltry sum of Rs.300,000. The Wodeyars
then built the famous Lal Bagh in 1759, one of Bangalore's most
beautifully laid out gardens. In the same year, Hyder Ali received
Bangalore as a jagir from Krishnaraja Wodeyar II. He fortified
the southern fort and made Bangalore an army town.
Tipu Sultan died in the 4th Mysore war in 1799, the British gave
the kingdom, including Bangalore, to Krishnaraja Wodeyar III but
the British resident stayed in Bangalore.
the beginning of the 19th century, the General Post Office was
opened and the Cantonment was established nine years later in
1809. In 1831, alleging misrule by Krishnaraja Wodeyar III, the
British took over the administration of the Mysore Kingdom.
the British influence, Bangalore bloomed with modern facilities
like the railways, telegraph, postal and police departments. The
first train was flagged out of the city in 1859 and five years
later in 1864, the lovely Cubbon Park was built by Sankey. The
end of the century saw the building of Attara Kacheri and the
Bangalore Palace. The 20th century saw the arrival of the first
motorcar in the city.