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Vidhan Soudha

Vidhan SoudhaVidhana Soudha, the stately building in the 'Neo-Dravidian' style, is located on Dr.Ambedkar Veddi road at the northern end of Cubbon Park. It houses the Secretariat, the State legislature and several other Government offices in Karnataka. This arresting monument built between 1951 and 1956, spreading over a total area of 5,50,505 square feet, consists of four floors. The conception, execution and completion of this royal edifice is credited to Shri Kengal Hanumanthaiah, the former Chief Minister of Mysore.

The granite structure has distinct ornamental motifs, woodwork and stone carvings with chiselled geometric designs and floral patterns. Four domes are located at the four corners and another bigger and taller dome in front of the building. The gleaming white domes, pillars and archways, resemble the architectural pattern of Mysore’s old palaces. The main entrance of Vidhana Soudha is overshadowed by the four headed lion on top of the dome in front. The massive sandalwood door of the Cabinet room is a spectacular feature of this imposing building. The entire building is illuminated on Sundays and public holidays. Prior permission is necessary to visit the interior of Vidhana Soudha.

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