The Indian soil has been a witness to a thousand of examples of strength, valour, bravery and chivalry. With Independence Day round the corner, it’s about time we take a sneak peek into the struggle and the wars fought to accomplish a free India. Let’s go back to the olden times, an era that describes a million tales of sacrifices and spirit of patriotism.
It was the time when battles were being fought among the foreigners to rule the ‘sone ki chidhiya’. The French, the British, the Portuguese and the Dutch, all wanted a share for themselves. They were on a continuous war amongst each other and ofcourse, the Indian rulers.
The Carnatic War marked the beginning where the French attacked the city of Madras that lied under the British control.
Today, the famous landmark Fort St. George is the place to go to know all about the Carnatic Wars and the establishment of the East India Company as the supreme power in Madras.
Battle of Plassey | Siege of Calcutta
Yet another battle to get a hold on one of the most important city of India – Calcutta, it saw the Nawabs of Bengal fight for their land with the European power. Ultimately, the rulers had to give in to the East India Company.
Fort William in Calcutta was built just after the Battle of Plassey by Robert Clive, the then Commander in Chief.
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The Mysore War
The last few decaded of the 18th century saw the Nizams of Hyderabad and Mysore fight fiercely with the British. Tipu Sultan – the ruler of Mysore who is known for his act of courage and bravery actively participated to not let the British acquire his land.
Visit the Tipu Sultan Palace in Bangalore to go back to the days when the true worth of a man was measured by his courage, loyalty and guts.
Bangalore, the city beautiful, is an amazing tourist spot. Don’t forget to visit Ulsoor Lake, Bannerghatta National Park and Lal Bagh.
The Maratha War
The Marath Empire is known for its patriotism. Their faith in their soil was their biggest strength. The Anglo-Maratha war have found their name in the pages of history for the fact that every personality of this kingdom fought with such spirit that it was hard to not notice.
While you’re in Indore, don’t miss out on the variety of street food that sells all night.