Vidhana Soudha, Bangalore

Vidhana Soudha

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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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Shivaji Bhonsle

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  • Shivaji Bhonsle
  • Lives in Pune
  • 1 photo
  •  7 helpful votes
  • Posted Mar 8, 2017
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  • Lives in Bhopal
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  • Posted Jun 15, 2016
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Tracel Fernandez

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  • Tracel Fernandez
  • Lives in Bangalore
  •  42 helpful votes
  •  1 reader
  • Posted Aug 19, 2016
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Sanjay balakrishnan

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  • Sanjay balakrishnan
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"Vidhana Soudha"

  • 5.6/7
  • Posted Dec 22, 2017
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 tripathi

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"Don't forget go to Bengaluru."

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Nov 5, 2017
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.
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Mohammed ali kabeer

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  • 9 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
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"Iconic place"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Oct 29, 2016
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.
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Pravin Ghule

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  • Pravin Ghule
  • Lives in Kolhapur
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"On road viewing"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Jan 4, 2016
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.
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Sachin Kumar

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  • Sachin Kumar
  • Lives in Noida
  • 10 Reviews
  •  11 helpful votes
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"Marvellous construction"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Dec 9, 2015
Vidhana Soudha of Karnataka is looking nice. The stone work of this building is awesome. Infront of Vidhana Soudha, 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 of Vidhana Soudha is marvellous. You can see this building from outside because of safety purpose.
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Tushar Mehta

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  •  124 helpful votes
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"Signature of Bangalore"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Sep 30, 2015
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.
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Joji Joseph

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  • Joji Joseph
  • Lives in Cochin
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"Constructed in Neo-Dravidian style, the building is awesome"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Sep 21, 2015
Vidhana Soudha, the seat of the state legislature is noted for the architectural excellence. This five storey building is supposed to be the largest legislative building in India. Situated at Sheshadripuram in Cubbon Park area this building is worth seeing.
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Sumit Nagori

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  • Sumit Nagori
  • Lives in Bangalore
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  • 81 Reviews
  •  55 helpful votes
  •  41420 readers

"Historic place with beautiful structure"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Sep 12, 2015
Vidhana Soudha is a huge and beautiful structure which is actually the house of parliament. It was the most famous sightseeing place of early days. But now because of the ongoing metro work the place has lost it's glow. 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 Bokkasam

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  • Sasidhar Bokkasam
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 12 Reviews
  •  34 helpful votes
  •  28167 readers

"The center of power - Vidhana Soudha"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Sep 7, 2015
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 High Court and Cubbon Park are just opposite Vidhana Soudha.
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  • Lives in Visakhapatnam
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"Picturesque Vidhan Soudha"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Sep 4, 2015
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.
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