11 Facts About Bangalore Cantonment


Bangalore Cantonment was a military cantonment of the British Raj based in the Indian city of Bangalore.

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The Bangalore Cantonment was directly under the administration of the British Raj, while Bangalore City itself was under the jurisdiction of the Durbar of the Kingdom of Mysore.

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Bangalore Cantonment was the strongest fort of Tipu Sultan and during the Third Anglo-Mysore War, Lord Cornwallis decided to reduce this fort before the storming of Srirangapatna.

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British found Bangalore Cantonment to be a pleasant and appropriate place to station their garrison and therefore moved their garrison to Bangalore Cantonment from Srirangapatna.

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Installation of the Bangalore Cantonment attracted a large number of migrant workers from Tamil Nadu and other neighboring states of the Kingdom of Mysore.

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Bangalore Cantonment rapidly became the largest city in the Kingdom of Mysore.

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The Bangalore Cantonment grew independent of its twin-city, referred to as Bangalore pete.

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The pete was populated with the native Kannadiga population, while the Bangalore Cantonment, had a colonial design with a population that consisted of residents from other parts of India and Britain.

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The Bangalore Cantonment had a strong European influence with public residence and life centered on the South Parade, now referred to as MG Road.

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The city of Bangalore Cantonment still retains many of the colonial names of its streets.

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Bangalore Cantonment was part of the Madras Presidency, and in 1864, the city was connected to Madras by rail.

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