Bangalore Fort commenced in 1537 as a dust citadel. The builder became Kempe Gowda I, a vassal of the Vijaynagar Empire and the founder of Bangalore, now Bengaluru. Haider Ali in 1761 changed the mud citadel with a stone fort. The navy of the British East India Company, led with the aid of Lord Cornwallis on 21 March 1791 captured the citadel in the siege of Bangalore during the Third Mysore War. At the time the citadel became a stronghold for Tipu Sultan. Today, the fort's Delhi gate, on Krishnarajendra Road, and two bastions are the primary stays of the castle.
A marble plaque commemorates the spot where the British breached fort's wall, leading to its seize. The old fort vicinity additionally consists of Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace, and his armoury. The fortress has supplied the placing for the treasure hunt in the book Riddle of the Seventh Stone. The showed history of the Bangalore Fort is traced to 1537, whilst Kempe Gowda I, a chieftain of the Vijayanagara Empire, broadly held because the founder of current Bangalore, built a dust fort and set up the place around it as Bengaluru Pete, his capital.