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Vidhana Soudha and Attara Kacheri

Cubbon Park, Bangalore, India
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Ranked #24 of 189 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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Pune, India
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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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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Vilnius, Lithuania
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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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Bengaluru
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212 helpful votes 212 helpful votes
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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Philadelphia, Tennessee
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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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Pleven, Bulgaria
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

You can see them only from outside and trough the fence. Traffic around is very heavy so your drive just drops you and makes a circle around to give you time for some look. But there is not much to see through the fence. Still impressive buildings.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Vidhana Soudha, the seat of the Legislature, an imposing building in the neo Dravidian is one place to visit. It is Sunday and the place was close so we were not able to enter inside. But the overall structure, history and purpose of the building and its function is worth seeing. You can learn them by walking around and reading... More

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rajkot
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Night view is very beautiful.very huge building.I visit once in day and once on night. Good location for panoramic photo.

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Nowadays Metro work is in progress in front of Vidhan Soudha. It is informed that one can go inside with proper pass. I missed the opportunity as I happened to go on a sunday. From the view it is just like a Mysore Royal construction. Once Metro work completes I am sure it would be treat to watch the place.

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