Photos of Old Bangalore

Rare photos of Old Bangalore and its lifestyle.

Welcome back into the past. here are some images of Bangalore, generations old, that are apparantly lost in the pages of history. come, travel with me back in time to the banglore in the days of the raj, when it was still  a small cantonment town. the year was 1946. and the place, namma Bengaluru

Brigade Road

does this frame look familiar??? it should. this is the  BRIGADE ROAD.   The left hand side building is still standing, and housed the Ashok Electricals, the Post Office, now it is the LEE and Luis Phillips showroom. The road hasn't got any bigger, but the traffic and the crowd definitely has.

and here's the SOUTH PARADE road,

M G Road

any guesses what it is called now??
THE M.G. ROAD. yeah. The building you are seeing is the Higginbothams bookstore, which looks dilapidated on the present day.

Old Hosur Road

The above picture is of Hosur Road. the  present day electronics, IT and BPO Hub.




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Old Town Hall
The town hall area....


Oriental Building( presently houses the LIC )
This strong stone building is now only known as the Oriental Building( presently houses the LIC) and is at the intersection of MG Road ( then called as, South Parade) and St. Marks Road. There apparently was a large circle at this juncture as can be seen in the photograph. The road you are looking at is St. Marks Road.


Mayo Hall

This is the Mayo hall. It sure looks much more regal than what it does today. It houses the Courts and was apparently also one of the main Police Station jails. I do not beleive that the staircase shown in the picture still exists, and the view is supposedly that from Residency Road, only after taking a print out will I be able to compare because the building is so symmetrical.


Car registration Number !

Observe something?? The licence plate shows BAN565 suggests that there were under 1000 cars in Bangalore in 1946. or in the entire state( then known as the state of Mysore )

M G Road and Brigade Road Junction !!




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12 thoughts on “Photos of Old Bangalore”

  1. Yeah after typing the comment and pressing send, it just used to vanish 😛 and there was no way to convey this message to you since I couldnt comment to tell.. hehe.. chicken and egg problem 🙂

  2. Hi i was just going through this it is good the information given by you can i request you asking for more details of this topic and the persons who have taken this photographs…

    Regards,
    L Narasimha Prakash

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