Vidhana Soudha Overview

Ranked 13 of 490 sightseeing in Bangalore

Vidhana Soudha, seat of legislature of Karnataka, is an impressive building, commissioned in the year 1952 and completed by 1956. The breathtaking architecture in granite is blend of Neo-Dravidian, Indo-Saracenic and Dravidian artwork. The building comprises carved pillars, bases, pediments, cornices and arches.

It was the chief minister of the old Mysore State (Karnataka) in India, Kengal Hanumanthaiah’s (from 30 March 1952 to 19 August 1956) vision and contribution to the construction of Vidhana Soudha. It stung to him when he took a Russian cultural delegate to round Bangalore and was questioned "Have you no architecture of your own? They are all European buildings".  Interesting fact is that, along with relentless works of thousands of artisans, there were also the prisoners, suggested by Kenagal Humanthaiah to utilize them in building the stature. The expense of 410,206.65 at that time resulted in this beautiful structure, Vidhana Soudha.

The 46-metre tall structure is spread over an area 245000 feet. Leading to the assembly chamber is a 45-steps stairway, with each step 200 feet wide. Among four floors of this building, one is below the ground level.

40-feet tall east facing porch has 12 granite columns of the height of 40 feet each. The Indian national emblem is carved on a central dome, which is 60 feet in diameter. On occasion of public holidays and Sundays, the building is decorated and illuminated to mark the occasion.


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Sanjay balakrishnan4.0/5

1 review

Vidhana Soudha

It's one of the must places that you need to visit when you are in Bangalore . It is one of the places where it symbolises Bangalore. The place is situated in the heart of the city. Opposite to that is the high court and Cubbon Park, where you can relax and spent some quality time. And is easily accessible by any means of transport and Dr BR Ambedkar metro station is nearest metro station.
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Shivam kumar tripathi5.0/5

2 reviews

Don't forget go to Bengaluru.

Don't forget go to Bengaluru. The Vidhana Soudha located in Bengaluru, is the seat of the state legislature of Karnataka. It is an imposing building, constructed in a style sometimes described as Mysore Neo-Dravidian, and incorporates elements of Indo-Saracenic and Dravidian styles.

Mohammed ali kabeer3.6/5

9 reviews

Iconic place

it wa satisfying to have look at this place which is the heart of bangalore city far from the hues and cries of the infamous bangalore traffic. there is a metro station in front of the gigantic archicture which makes travel easy. nice.

Pravin Ghule3.6/5

22 reviews

On road viewing

this is administrative unit of Government of Karnataka can be visited on road while planning other destinations. magnificent view of this building seen on road while passing through.

Sachin Kumar4.6/5

10 reviews

Marvellous construction

Vidhan sudha of Karnataka is looking nice. The stone work of this building is awesome. Infront of Vidhan Sudha, red colour building is there, which is known as Court, where lots of shooting of movies such as Meri jung etc. Behind Court, you will get Cubbon Park. Construction od Vidhan Sudha is marvelleous.You can see this building from outside because of safety purpose.

Tushar Mehta5.0/5

130 reviews

Signature of Bangalore

Situated in polished area of Bangalore, must see place for tourists. We visited this place in the night. At present construction is going with this. So tourists can see this place from the outside. Beautiful architectural piece of art. Wide area covered. We can see big statue of mahatma Gandhi at the centre of the building

Joji Joseph4.3/5

200 reviews

Constructed in Neo-Dravidian style, the building is awesome

Vidhana Soudha, the seat of the state legislature is noted for the architectural excellence. This five storied building is supposed to be the largest legislative building in India. Situated at Sheshadripuram in Cubbon Park area this building is worth seeing.

Sumit Nagori3.6/5

100 reviews

Historic place with beautiful structure

Vidhana Soudha is a huge beautiful structure which is actually the house of parliament. It was the most famous sight seeing place of early days. But now because of the ongoing metro work the place has lost it's gleen. Though there is no entry inside people used to sit outside for pics and munch on the food available at road side stalls. Vidhana Soudha is close by to cubbon park and right opposite to it is the High court of Karnataka.

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Sasidhar Bokkasam5.0/5

12 reviews

The center of power - Vidhana Soudha

Vidhana Soudha, which houses the ministers' offices, is a monument worth the visit with family. You love the architecture and will be able to spend time visiting nearby places as well. The Hig Court and Cubbon Park are just opposite Vidhana Soudha.

Roopa Sree5.0/5

3 reviews

Picturesque Vidhan Soudha

The picturesque Vidhan Soudha is the largest Legislative Assembly in India. This marvellous granite structure of Dravidian architecture is a must visit and cherished place. It is situated opposite to High Court.