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In the year 1537, Kempe Gowda built as the nucleus of his new city of Bangalore, a mud fort, with eight gates which lent their names to different areas: Ulsoor Gate, Kengiri Gate etc. Inside the fortress walls, the city grew into a bustling commercial area, dividing into pets or localities where one trade dominated each area. To this day these areas bear their countries' old names, such as Chickpet (little town), Doddapet (big town), Taragupet (grain market), Halipet (cotton market) etc.
In 1687, the Mughals captured Bangalore from the Bijapur Sultanate and gave it on lease to King Chikkadevaraya Wadiyar of Mysore, eventually selling the city to the Mysore rulers for a paltry five lakh Rupees! The 19th century saw Bangalore grow from a mere military station to a flourishing administrative center and a prime residential locality with an aura of graciousness that sets it apart from other cantonments. It was separated from the old town, which had the fort as its nucleus, by a strip of open land about a mile-and-a-half wide.
Mysore State acceded to the union in 1947 and the then Maharajah, Sri Jaya Chamaraja Wadiyar, nephew of his predecessor, became Rajpramukh (governor).
Indian states were reorganized on a linguistic basis by the
States Reorganization Act of 1956, a new Mysore State (renamed
Karnataka in 1973) was formed to unite the Kannada-speaking
areas of the country and Bangalore remained the state capital.
Early morning mist of fog occurs between October to February but mainly in December and January. An important feature which influences the climate of Bangalore is the low cloud which covers almost the entire sky during greater part of the day from June to September. The morning hours in these months, with overcast skies, little or no rain and a fresh breeze with temperature of the order of 21<198>C to 25<198>C (70<198>F to 77<198>F) are the most pleasant in the year. The period from June to September considered the "Season" in Bangalore.
A good number of private buses operate from Kalasipalyam Bus Stand near the City Market and also from Dhanvantry Raod (Tank Bund Road) near the Bangalore Bus station. The Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation, 10/4, Kasturba Road, Bangalore - 1, (Phone 2212901)conducts tours to places of interest in Karnataka. Several authorised travel agencies also arrange conducted tours and Bangalore sightseeing trips. Taxies and auto rickshaw are available for quick and easy transport within the city.
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