Vidhana Soudha houses the Legislative Assembly of the Karnataka State. Former Chief Minister Mr Kengal Hanumanthiah (1951-1956) took initiative to construct this magnificient building under the supervision of Chief Engineer Late B.R Manickam. Foundation stone was laid by the then Prime minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on 13th July 1951. It took 4 years to complete this Neo-Dravidian style building & is popularly known as the "Taj Mahal of South India ". This is the largest legislative building in India.
Whole building is constructed using Bangalore Granite & the front door is of Mysore Sandal Wood. This majestic building sprawls over 60 acres & consists of four floors. Front porch is supported by 12 granite columns each 40ft tall with an inscription "Government Work is God's Work". The central dome is 60ft in diameter & is also the roof top of the State Banquet Hall. There are 6 other small domes , but on the central dome is the Indian National Emblem (Four Lions resting on a circular abacus ). Adjacent to this building is the Vikas Soudha which houses some of the ministries & the red building just opposite to this is the Karnataka High Court.
Sampangirama Nagar, Bangalore,