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Vidhana Soudha and Attara Kacheri

Cubbon Park, Bangalore, India
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: The Neo-Dravidian-style Vidhana Soudha is the seat of the state legislature while the red Attara Kacheri houses the High Court. In 2005, an annex... more » Owner description: The Neo-Dravidian-style Vidhana Soudha is the seat of the state legislature while the red Attara Kacheri houses the High Court. In 2005, an annex called the Vikas Soudha was inaugurated, designed as an exact replica of the Vidhana Soudha. Though these buildings cannot be visited, they can be viewed from the outside. « less
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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Kengal Hanumanthaiah is credited with the conception and construction of the Vidhana Soudha, The foundation stone was laid by the then Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru,in the year 1951. However, it was Hanumanthaiah who was instrumental in the speedy construction of Vidhana Soudha. It was completed in 1956. He took a lot of interest and effort in building this... More

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Bangalore, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Although this is mentioned in one of the places to visit in Blore , these days the view is mostly blocked off by the Metro construction work that is going on. Looks majestic at the light with lights on :)

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I came here 4 yrs ago during a business trip. I am back to Bangalore for business trip again this time and i decided to go to take some photos of it again.

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Ludhiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Although the legislative assembly building is a very beautiful building , but it is off limits for the general public as you can only go inside if you have big connections. The ongoing Metro Construction is also hampering the views directly from the front side. The only good view you can get is from a side road or you can... More

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Pune, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

It was very close to my hotel and comes on the way very often, absolutely a brilliant piece of architectural design. though I wanted to take some photographs but due to construction work it was not possible.

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

The most important item to be seen in Bangalore is Vidhanasoudha, the Legislature Home of the Karnataka State whose construction was completed in 1956. It is 46 metre tall comprising about 300 rooms, which reflects the impressive Dravidian style of architecture. There are 22 government departments. On the front of the building you can read the words “Government's Work is... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Nothing to keep you hooked as you aren't allowed near the building to study the architecture but is an eye-full due to the architecture itself, esp'ly when lit by the soft neon lights. If u have people or friends who have a bit of a political pull, they can get you permission to go inside and don't u miss it... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Though built in 1956 by then CM of Mysore (now state Karnataka) , this alluring, evocative building is an example of Neo- Dravidian architecture. A must visit especially during Karnataka Rajyotsav ( 1 st Nov. ), when the building is beautifully lit and glorified .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Vidhana Soudha is one of the best stone building in India and it is a proud place for karnatakans. The building houses the Assembly and this is the place where assembly sessions are carried on. During the sessions only people with passes are allowed to attend the sessions. But one can enjoy the beauty of the building from outside. Attara... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Worth Visiting. The metro work happening in front may be a hassle to visit the place, but the Construction and look of the building is great

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