Vidhana Soudha Bangalore (India)
Described by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru as 'a temple dedicated to the nation', Vidhana Soudha houses the State Legislature and the Secretariat of Karnataka and is one of the most popular attractions in the lively and colourful city of Bengaluru. It also proudly boasts the title of being the largest state legislative building in the country. With four entrances in all four directions and four floors above the ground level and one below it, we surely don't doubt the title. Popularly known as the 'Taj Mahal of South India', it is counted as one of the most magnificent buildings in the city and is sure to impress the onlooker with its sophisticated poise and glorified grandiose. The entire monument is illuminated on Sundays and public holidays and is a sight for sore eyes. Then Prime Minister Sri Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru along with then Chief Minister K.C. Reddy laid down the first brick of this establishment on 13 July 1951 and initiated the construction of a monument that symbolizes the legislative sovereignty of the people of the country. Its construction took a good five years and it was finally inaugurated in 1956 to become the largest legislative building in India. Constructed under the shadow of Sri. Kengal Hanumanthaiya's extensive knowledge and unmatched expertise, the Vidhana Soudha stands 150 feet tall and boasts of an elegant and truly exquisite Neo-Dravidian style of architecture. Looking at this magnanimous structure and staring into its unflinching prowess enlightens you of how the marvel is worth every single penny, and more, spent to build it.
Opening and Closing Time
Timings: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Suggested duration: 2-3 hrs
Entry Fee:No entry without permission.
Near By Attraction
SkyZone India Barton Centre Footworks Foot Reflexology - Brigade Road Mahatma Gandhi Park Hotels available near Vidhana Soudha
Distance between Vidhan Soudha and Bangalore City Railway Station is 6.2 miles or 5.4 nautical miles
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Interesting facts about Vidhana Soudha
The entire structure of the Vidhan Soudha is lit up with a million colourful lights on Sunday evenings and on special occasions. Thousands of tourists flock to witness this remarkable light show, a show with numerous vibrant lights enlightening the structure and colourful spotlights shooting across the sky. This spectacular sight can only be witnessed during the evening time between 6:30 PM and 8:00 PM. The annual cost of maintaining this enormous structure is a whopping 20 million rupees! That is actually more than what it cost when it was built- 17.5 million rupees. These annual expenses include repairs, maintenance, painting, and other miscellaneous expenses and definitely important to keep this beautiful structure looking as good as new even after 50 long years of wear and tear. Special permission must be taken to visit the interiors of the buildings due to the security reasons. You should take care of them while visiting the place.