The imposing and majestic building of Vidhan Soudha is home to the State Legislature. The construction of this largest Secretariat in India was started in the year 1952 and reached its completion in 1956. Kengal Hanumanthaiah—the erstwhile Chief Minister Mysore State was responsible for commissioning and conceptualizing the design of this magnificent building. The construction of Vidhan Soudha was supervised and implemented by a dedicated team of architects and engineers—under the leadership of late B.R.Manickam—the Chief Engineer of the Public Works Department.
Vidhan Soudha was completed with the help of 1500 chiselers, 5000 laborers and many wood carvers as well as masons. Erected in Bengaluru granite stone and boasting of the Dravidian style of architecture, the building features ornate floral motifs and stone carvings—which have been influenced by the popular temple craft of South India. An outstanding example of architectural splendor and skill, Vidhan Soudha is best known for its central dome that stands 60 feet wide and 66 feet tall. It has the emblem of India inscribed on it and is flanked by six smaller domes and eight pillars. This beautiful sightseeing location has eight floors to its credit, with 4 four floors placed above the ground floor and three below. With 15 conference halls, 360 well maintained rooms, splendid interiors, pillars and large windows, this inspiring construction in Bengaluru is a stunning example of superior craftsmanship.
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