Saturday, June 6, 2009

Vidhana Soudha - The Pride Of Bangalore

Vidhana Soudha is the pride of Bangalore. It is one of the famous buildings not only in Bangalore but also in India.

Vidhana soudha was build in 1952 by the then Chief minister of Mysore, Kengal Hanumanthaiah who is responsible for the concept, the structure and the setting of this magnificent building.

It houses current state legislature with 22 departments and 300 rooms. Its architecture is a marvel of neo-Dravidian architecture which is built of granite and porphyry. The building of Vidhana Soudha started in 1952 and completed in four years. Nearly 5000 laborers, 1500 chisellers and wood carvers were employed to bring the building to the present form.

Vidhana Soudha is 46m tall. It is adorned with four domes on its four corners. In the entrance of the building, a four headed lion is placed which is national symbol of India.

There are four gates to enter the building but the entry is restricted, though the entry with prior permission is possible. One can watch the entire Vidhana Soudha lit up on every Sunday evening and on public holidays between 6PM to 8.30 PM.

If you are planning to visit Bangalore then Vidhana Soudha is one of the best sight seeing spots and i feel your sightseeing tour is incomplete without a visit to Vidhana Soudha.

Almost all the travels will have Vidhana Soudha as a visiting spot in their broachers and you can find many big and small hotels near it.