Bangalore’s monuments

With all the numerous constructions in the city, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to find beautiful and eye-catching buildings. Newer constructions with glass facades and towering heights looks chic and elegant, but it’s those stone pillar columns and beautifully curved domes that I’d rather feast my eyes on any day.

In Bangalore, one of the most beautiful buildings in my eyes, is the Vidhan Soudha. However, many ever times I pass by, I amaze at its grace and beauty. And opposite is an equally grand and beautiful building – that houses the Karnataka High Court. I often take this route, even if it’s not by my way. In winter, against the orange and red hued skies, it paints a pretty picture and I’ve often stopped to click the monument.

Vidhan Soudha

This photograph was taken one evening around 9 pm, when alongwith a couple of friends, we decided to go and shoot the Vidhan Soudha at night.

The Vidhan Soudha is the State Secretariat of Karnataka and was built in the year 1954. The architecture of the building is based on the neo Dravidian style and Kengal Hanumanthaiah, the Chief Minister of what was then called the Mysore State between 1951-1956, was responsible for the concept.

Which is your favourite building in Bangalore?

5 Comments so far

  1. Ravi (unregistered) on March 29th, 2006 @ 1:52 pm

    Hi Anita,
    Seems like you’ve beaten me to it. I too wanted to begin my posts here with an aspect that is eponymous to Bangalore. Anyway, Vidhana Soudha inspires awe in me too whenever I see the building!

  2. rubic_cube (unregistered) on March 29th, 2006 @ 3:38 pm

    Hi Anita. Nice choice to start showcasing Bangalore. I only hope the government is as credit worthy! :-) Talking about buildings, Aratta Kacheri (the high court) that you mention is also a beautiful one. The GPO (bang opposite VS) is also quite a grand one. I have not been the Bangalore Palace, said to be built in Tudor style, but it should also be pretty good considering what people have been telling me till date. There is a little known place near Market, called Tipu’s Summer Palace. It is close to the Sri Venkatanarayanaswamy Temple over there. Wood columns, exquisite panelling works… and neatly maintained lawns. We can go on and on… There is always lots to discover in this great city!

  3. techj (unregistered) on March 29th, 2006 @ 6:03 pm

    i love the ITPL building.

    When ur in that campus u forget the fact that ur in india.

    other than that, the cubbon park police station !!!

  4. BangaloreGuy (unregistered) on March 30th, 2006 @ 3:06 am

    Well, My two favourite spots in Bangalore to drive by are next to the Golf course/Le Meredien, and along the boulevard from South End, Jayanagar. The latter isnt a building, but is much monumental in Bangalore being what it is. Prestige Meridian is a good-looking building.

  5. Mehak (unregistered) on April 4th, 2006 @ 10:55 am

    Well i like the old houses in Bangalore…built during the British Period..

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