Situated in Bengaluru (Bangalore), The Vidhana Soudha serves as the seat of the state legislature of the southern state of Karnataka. Constructed in the Mysore Neo-Dravidian architectural style, this imposing building integrates some essential elements of the Dravidian and Indo-Saracenic styles as well. It was completed way back in the year 1956 and the design of this majestic monument is credited to the skills of Kengal Hanumanthaiah—the founder of Vidhana Soudha.
On 13th July 1951, the foundation of this important building in the history of India was laid by Jawaharlal Nehru, the then Prime Minister of the country. It is believed that Kengal Hanumanthaiah had visited Europe, United States, Russia and various other places to conceive the idea of designing Vidhana Soudha. He had incorporated many different designs seen by him globally in the final blueprint of this building –thus creating a masterpiece. In the true sense of the word, the magnificence and opulence of this marvelous granite building can be completely dedicated to the unrelenting efforts and high levels of interest of Kengal Hanumanthaiah.A must see indeed!
|Good For||History Buffs Photo Fanatics |
|Entry Fee||No entry without permission. |
|Timings||Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM |
|Visit Duration||1 hour |