Vidhana Soudha Large 18" Case Lit
One of the most famous landmarks of Bangalore, the Vidhana Soudha houses the State Legislature and the Secretariat of Karnataka. This magnificent building is spread over 60 acres of land and boasts of a unique mix of Dravidian & Indo-saracenic architecture. It is also the largest Legislative building of India. The origin of the building dates back to the times of Sri Kengal Hanumanthaiah, the Chief Minister of Mysore from 1951 to 1956. His idea behind bringing the building into existence was to make it a symbol of legislative sovereignty of the people in the same manner as The House of Commons in London.
The monument is rectangular in shape and has two chambers. The Legislative Assembly Chamber measures 125 feet by 132 feet and is 40 feet high. Located in the first floor of the central wing, it has a seating capacity for 268 members. The Legislative Council Chamber is located in the first floor of the southern wing. It measures 100 feet by 78 feet high and has a seating capacity of 88 members. Total length of the monument is 700 feet, width is 350 feet and height (measuring from floor level to top of central dome) is 150 feet. The central dome of the building is 60 feet in diameter and is supported by 8 pillars. It also has six small domes, four in the front and two at the back side. Most attractive feature of the building is its grand stairs which has 45 steps, is 204 feet wide, 70 feet deep and gives a direct access to the foyer of first floor leading to the Assembly Chamber. In total, the grand, functional monument has 300 rooms which accommodate approximately 22 departments of the State government.
This monument is located at Dr. Ambedkar Road, Sampangiram Nagar opposite the magnificent Red Karnataka High Court Building. Visitors should not miss the inscription “Government’s Work is God’s Work” written on the top of the main entrance.
- This miniature model is 18 inches wide and includes the base and the box is about 10 inches wide/10 inches deep and 12 inches tall.
- A great gift for someone visiting Karnataka or its state capital Bengaluru.
- The lights are lined up on the inside to give it a look of grandeur on display.
- It’s a great addition for a Golu/Gombe habba display and completes/compliments Mysuru palace or other monuments.
Availability: 2 in stock (can be backordered)