Vidhana Soudha is one of the most important tourist attraction of Bangalore city. One of the most famous landmarks of Bangalore, the Vidhana Soudha is located at Cubbon Park Gandhi Nagar area of city. Vidhana Soudha is a white building spread over 60 acres of land and built with Dravidian architecture. The foundation of the building was laid by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru first prime minister of India on 13th July, 1951 and completed in the year 1956. The total cost of construction of building was around Rs. 1.75 crore.
Fact About Vidhana Soudha Of Bangalore
Address: Ambedkar Veedhi, Sampangi, Rama Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka
Location: Cubbon Park Gandhi Nagar area of Bangalore city
Phone Number: +91-80-2200112
Architecture style: British, Dravidian, and Indo-Islamic architecture
Seating capacity: 300
Length: 700 feet
Width: 350 feet
Height: 46 meter
Total Floor: 5
Floor area: 505,505 square feet
Area Spread: 60 acres
Main Attraction: Houses the Legislative Chambers of the state government
Significant: Seat of the state legislature of Karnataka
Construction By: Kengal Hanumanthaiah
Construction In: 13th July, 1951
Construction Finished In: 1956
Total Cost: Rs. 1.75 crore
Nearest Airport: Bangalore International Airport which is 32 km away from Cubbon Park.
Nearest Railway: Yesvantpur Railway Station which is 6 km away from Cubbon Park.
Nearest Bus Stop: Easy accessible from Gandhinagar, Hudson Circle, MG Road, and Ambedhkar Veedhi by BMTC bus and other vehicles.
The Vidhana Soudha has three main floors each width is 1,32,400 sq ft and one is the top floor with width of 1,01,165 sq ft and total floor area is 5,05,505 sq ft. Vidhana Soudha overall length is 700 feet, width is 350 feet and height from floor to central dome is 150 feet. The chief engineer of Vidhan Soudha is B.R. Manickam make this famous building with granite. The whole construction took four years to complete with 5000 labourers.
Entry Fee and Timing for Vidhana Soudha Bangalore
Open Days: Closed on saturday and sunday
Visiting Hours: Around 55 minutes
Timing: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Entry Fee: Free
Photography and Videography: Free
The central dome of Vidhana Soudha is about sixty feet in diameter and is supported by eight pillars. It also has six minor domes, four in front plus two behind. The central dome is topped by an image of the Indian national symbol. Vidhan Soudha also happens to be one of the one of the largest legislative buildings and is a must-see tourist attraction in Bangalore.