Vidhana Soudha Bangalore – A Splendid Monument

I have visited many places in India and everywhere I have tried to visit the famous palaces, monuments, edifices, etc. Since childhood, I was fond of stories that I used to hear from my mother and slowly that fondness developed into a knack for history and historical monuments. Due to this, travelling has become my passion and I love to explore various places throughout the world. Bangalore is famous as an IT hub but the city has a number of tourist attractions as well that includes, gardens, palaces, temples, monuments, buildings, etc. this time while going on a trip to Bangalore, I visited several popular places of the city that also includes the Vidhana Soudha Bangalore – the seat of Karnataka’s legislative assembly.

Vidhana Soudha Bangalore
Vidhana Soudha Bangalore | Image Resource : wikipedia.org

The Vidhana Soudha Bangalore is one of the most celebrated buildings of the city. This building, built under the driving force of Chief Minister of Mysore, Kengal Hanumanthaiah, has been categorised to be Neo-Dravidian that reveals aspects of Indo-Saracenic and Dravidian architectural styles. Having visited United States, Europe and Russia Hanumanthaiah had viewed many important buildings and later incorporated the elements of elegant structures that he had beholded in other nations, into the layout and design of Vidhana Soudha.

Sprawling across a large space, the Vidhan Soudha has the reputation of being India’s most celebrated legislative building. The buildings eastern face features a porch containing twelve granite pillars, each being 40 feet in height. The huge dome is triumphed by an image of india’s national emblem. The front edifice has an inscription telling, ‘Government’s Work is God’s work’. Roaming into this premise gave me the feeling of being a political leader. This edifice gets amazingly illuminated on public holidays and Sundays, offering a wonderful spectacle to passers-by.

Slogan
Slogan | Image Resource : wikipedia.org

A similar model of the building has been constructed towards the south of this structure, called Vikas Soudha, by the Karnataka Government. It houses few offices and ministries. The building has a very tight security including upgraded scanning equipment, watch towers, automated doors and thorough screening systems. Overall it was a nice experience to step into this legislative assembly of Karnataka, where major decisions are being taken by the ministries.

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"Hi there, my name is Lalit Chandran. I currently reside in ‘Pink city’ i.e. Jaipur where I run a garment export business. Having spent all my childhood in Rajasthan, I fell in love with Indian history and all its glory. So, whenever I get an opportunity, I travel to various places all across India exploring old cities, museums, forts and historic monuments. This blog will catalogue all the places I have visited, people I have met along the way and different cultures I got a chance to experience.

I am hoping sharing all my adventures will help raise awareness about our ancient heritage and maybe help preserve and protect these remnants  of India’s glorious past. Feel free to leave your comments. "

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