Vidhana Soudha has been described as ‘a temple dedicated to the nation’ by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. This structure has the Secretariat of Karnataka and State Legislature. This building is considered to be a popular attraction for those visiting Bangalore.
You find 4 entrances in all the 4 directions and it also has 4 floors above the ground level and 1 below the ground level. To give an apt description, this building is termed as the ‘Taj Mahal of South India’. The grandiose and poise of this structure is very impressive. This building is illuminated on public holidays and also on Sundays.
The 1st brick of this monument was laid by the then Prime Minister, Jawahar Lal Nehru, and also the then, Chief Minister, K.C. Reddy. This was on the 13th of July in 1951. The construction of this structure has symbolized the sovereignty of the people.
This building was inaugurated in the year 1956. The construction took 5 years. This was one of the largest legislative buildings in India. Vidan Soudha boasts of the architecture of the Neo-Dravidian style and stands at 150 feet.
The estimated costs of this structure worked out to nearly 3.3 million (33 lakh) rupees.