The construction of the Vidhana Soudha started in 1951 and was the ambition of the then Chief Minster Sri Hanumanthaiya who wanted the building to symbolize the people’s legislative sovereignty, like the House of Commons in London or the Capitol in Washington DC. Construction on the building started with the foundation stone being laid by the first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru, in 1951 and was completed four years later.
On Sunday evenings and public holidays the building is lit up between 6pm and 8:30pm. Just south of the Vidhana Soudha is its replica, the Vikasa Soudha. This building was opened in 2005 to house additional legislative and ministerial offices of the Karnataka government.
Tours & Tickets
Explore Bangalore’s gardens, parks and palaces on a private full-day tour! An exquisite collection of plants in the Lalbagh Botanical Gardens will amaze you, ... Read more
Location: Bangalore, India
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
You’ll want to bring your walking shoes for this private four-hour morning or afternoon heritage walk exploring the highlights of Bengaluru, from its past as a ... Read more
Location: Bengaluru, India
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)