Vidhana Soudha, Bangalore
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Vidhana Soudha

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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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Excel Marmo
  • Excel Marmo
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 11 Reviews

"Magnificent architecture and most beautiful palaces"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
The palace in grey granite midst the lust green gardens is by far one of most beautiful palaces in the world. Now converted into state assembly house, manifests the architectural excellence we have had. You cannot go inside but good to make a drive around.
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Sai Santosh
  • Sai Santosh
  • Lives in Jalandhar Cantt.
  • 2 Reviews

"Attractive and beautiful place"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted Oct 14, 2014
It is situated in beautiful Bangalore city with lot of attractions, this place having glass house and gardening and attractive features with excellent attractions.
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Chandu Shankar
  • Chandu Shankar
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 1 photo
  • 11 Reviews

"Seat of the state legislature of Karnataka"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted Aug 8, 2014
If anyone is visiting Bangalore, then this is a must to see place. The only place in India or in the world, where you can see Government building and High court standing face to face. Kengal Hanumanthaiah has built this beautiful assemble. This was built in 1951, the cost to construct this is somewhere around 17 million. There is no entry inside to this place except MLAs and MPs because of security issues.
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R thtagaraju
  • R thtagaraju
  • 6 Reviews

"Remarkable construction"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted Dec 7, 2013
A huge remarkable construction for government administration in the heart of the city for politicians.
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Suresh
  • Suresh
  • 6 Reviews

"Pride of Bangalore!"

  • 6.50/7
  • Posted Oct 16, 2013
I could recall the visit to this place in my early age, but it is so unfortunate that it is closed for public entry. We enjoyed the majestic view of Vidhana Soudha from outside.
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S sabar basha
  • S sabar basha
  • 6 Reviews

"Not allowed"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted Oct 15, 2013
Your are not allowed inside, but u can take photos in front of the Vidhana Soudha and you can also see the court opposite to it.
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Viswas k p Menon
  • Viswas k p Menon
  • 1 photo
  • 7 Reviews

"See this heritage structure from a distance."

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted Oct 12, 2013
One can see this heritage edifice from a distance only. Tourists are not allowed entry into the compound unless they have official business. Fenced up area mars the photo options. One has to walk a quite a distance to see the structure. which is uncomfortable for elderly and children.
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Sailesh Kalra
  • Sailesh Kalra
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 3 Reviews

"Must see in Bangalore"

  • 5.50/7
  • Posted Oct 5, 2013
Excellent monument and worth a visit. Has been maintained well and a perfect place to take a picture.
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