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Vidhana Soudha and Attara Kacheri

Cubbon Park, Bangalore, India
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Ranked #23 of 194 Attractions in Bangalore
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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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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

As stated in title, this really is an impressive building, however unfortunately you can only view it from the behind the fence. At least there is no fee, but pictures are difficult unless you can get your hand through the fence holes & not drop your phone/camera. There is also a replica built just beside it due to not having... More

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Jaipur, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This land mark building in Bangalore is made of granite and its architect is just wonderful. It has magnificent white domes, giant pillars, and beautifully carved doors. It has three floors. A flight of 45 steps (204 ft wide and 70 ft deep) remind you of steps of Rashtrapati Bhawan New -Delhi. Its Banquet Hall has excellent life-size portraits of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Incredibly amazing giant building created as per the Indian architecture. This is situated near by Cubbon park and unfortunately tourist not allowed to entered to the building. Still it's nice to see beside the Cubbon park

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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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