|Lord Dufferin Viceroy of India (1884-88),Flickr|
Above image: Lord Dufferin served as Governor General of
India and Viceroy from 1884 to 1888. It was during his administration, the Third Burmese war led to annexation of
whole of Burma and Burmese ruler was exiled to India. In 1885, Alan Octavian Hume, ICS, ex-British Officer laid the foundation of Indian National Congress. INC played a key role in getting freedom for India...........
The Dufferin Clock Tower of Mysore is a popular landmark and is located in front of the Deveraja Market near the new bus station in Mysore city.
When Mysore was a princely state, it had to maintain a good relationship with the British rulers despite differences of opinion on matters related to the functioning of the administration. So, the British dignitaries used to visit Mysore to call on the maharajah and discuss political issues with the Dewan who acted for the ruler..
|Dufferin Clock Tower 1886, Mysore city. en.wikipedia.org|
In the past, in 1886 British Viceroy Lord Dufferin, who served as
|lock Tower 1886, Mysore city. en.wikipedia.org|
In order not to lose the heritage value of this historical clock tower, the state heritage department removed the hawkers and declared it as a protected area. In 2012, the city council completed the work of renovating adequate space around the clock tower by fixing tiles and seats for tourists. The space is good enough to conduct small meetings. To make this place more attractive, the city council added nine small water fountains and 13 decorative lamps. For the renovation work, a sum of Rs.4 million was spent by the city council.