Mysore Empire

Historically, Horse trails provided the model for how modern roads would evolve on the face of this earth .The scene is no different in the Indian subcontinent and the Mysore Empire . Tipu Sultan was the architect for the evolution of horse carriage roads in the Mysore Empire. Many roads interconnecting major district headquarters and towns of mysore are even today called as sultan roads.

European Impact

With the coming of European power on Indian soil ,the anglo mysore wars, extension of colonial administration ,it was a time very different than ours, today. There was a renaissance in mysore and a change in the mysorean life style. English stagecoaches travelled across hundreds of miles through arid land, forests ,mangroves and on bullock cart tracks, to deliver supplies, mail ,cash.and gold .Buggys strode the streets of Srirangapatnam,Mysore and Bangalore. These coaches , both military and privately owned provided integral lines of service during the British expansion between Bombay, Calcutta and Madras.This was the vital link for goods, currency and processed gold from KGF.

Other Part of the World

In the mid-1970s, carriage driving again became a popular social activity, with significant clubs and events being formed in the southern highlands of NSW, and in small regional centres across Australia. A handful of talented craftspeople have supported the highly specialised hobby for several decades, and recently have been enjoying the benefits of being really rare survivors in a thoroughly mechanised world.