Located next to the majestic Vidhana Soudha, Vikasa Soudha is equally impressive. Situated on the Dr. Ambedkar Road of Seshadripuram, it lies in the north western end of the Cubbon Park. Often called as the ‘Sister of Vidhana Soudha’, Vikasa Soudha also presents worth capturing view with its beautifully designed architecture.
Inaugurated on February 05, in the year of 2004 by the Karnataka Governor, T.N. Chaturvedi, in the presence of the then Chief Minister, S.M. Krishna, this building has been attracting hordes of admirers since then. It was a dream project of the then Karnataka Chief Minister Shri S.M Krishna with the purpose of housing various government and legislative offices so as to reduce the pressure on Vidhana Soudha. Its completion of this project took around Rs.150 crores.
It has been spread across a land area of 8 acres and a built up area of 58,274 sq m and constitutes of eight floors which are comprised of fifteen conference halls and 360 rooms, with each room equipped with the most modern facilities. And it has a parking facility of almost 600 cars which is spread in 3 basement floors. The granite which has been used in its contraction was brought from areas of Mallasandra, Hesaraghatta, Koira &amd; Avalahalli.
Its brilliant architecture, intricate wooden carvings and stone carvings adorning the interiors make this building one of the popular sightseeing places in Bangalore. The best time to visit Vikasa Soudha is from the month of October to February as the climate is more pleasant during these months.