Vidhana Soudha, Bangalore
About Vidhana Soudha
Built in the year 1956 during the tenure of former Karnataka Chief Minister Kengal Hanumanthaiah, this impressive building is a seat of legislature of the state. The breathtaking architectural marvel in granite is a blend of Neo-Dravidian, Indo-Saracenic and Dravidian artwork.
Considered as the largest Legislative building in India, this 46-metre tall structure is spread over an area of 2,300 by 1,150 feet (700 m × 350 m). It comprises carved pillars, bases, pediments, cornices and arches with the Indian national emblem carved on a central dome that is 60 feet in diameter. The structure has four floors above and one floor below the ground level. Its eastern face has a porch with 12 granite columns, which are 40 feet (12m) tall. Leading to the foyer is a flight of stairs with 45 steps that are more than 200 feet (61m) wide.
The front of the building is inscribed with the words "Government's Work is God's Work". On the occasion of public holidays and Sundays the building will be decorated and illuminated, which is a feast to your eyes.
Dr Ambedkar Road, Bangalore, Karnataka 560001.