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Bangalore Palace
Bangalore Palace, a palace located in the city of Bangalore, India, was built to look like a smaller replica of the Windsor Castle in England.It was built by Rev. Garrett, who was the first Principal of the Central High School in Bangalore, now known as Central College.The construction of the palace was started in 1862 and completed in 1944. Read more...

Ravindra Kalakshetra
The renovated Ravindra Kalakshetra, which was inaugurated, has a truly welcoming atmosphere. Seating arrangements, audio and light system and other basic facilities have been addressed by the Kannada and Culture Department. Emphasis has been given to audio and lighting. Read more...

Attara Kacheri
The Attara Kacheri, is a beautiful 19th century stone structure in an intense red hue.which is known as Karnataka High Court is the High Court of the Indian state of Karnataka. It is located in Bangalore, the capital city of Karnataka. The high court functions out of a red brick building known as Attara Kacheri. It is in front of Vidhana Soudha, which is the seat of the legislature of Karnataka. Attara Kacheri radiant in its vibrant hues boasts of Karnataka’s history from the glorious days of Tipu Sultan’s reign and hence is one of Bangalore’s most popular tourist spots.Read more...

Vidhan Soudha
Built in 1956, Vidhana Soudha is located in the famous Cubbon Park Bangalore. Get to see the superb Dravidian architecture as portrayed in the Vidhana Soudha Bangalore. Known as the famous landmark of Bangalore, Vidhana Soudha houses the Legislative Chambers of the state government.Read more...

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Orissa, also known as The Soul of India, is a state that has been drenched in mystery for decades. It has now slowly started to show its secrets to the outside world. The state is scattered with temples and holy shrines. Puri, one of the 4 most holy cities in India is also located here. Numerous wildlife sanctuaries, stunning natural landscapes. Orissa is home to Indias ancient civili

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Ravindra Kalakshetra

Name: Ravindra Kalakshetra

Location: JC Road, Bangalore-560002 Near Puttanna Chetty Town Hall

Main attraction: Old impressive auditorium.

The renovated Ravindra Kalakshetra, which was inaugurated, has a truly welcoming atmosphere. Seating arrangements, audio and light system and other basic facilities have been addressed by the Kannada and Culture Department. Emphasis has been given to audio and lighting. A sophisticated audio system, imported from France, has been installed. Special front speakers have been installed for VIP members in the front row. It also includes monitor speakers for the performers on the stage. The entire theatre is equipped with adequate lighting system. A total of 120 lights have been installed. The entire lighting system is computerised. The department has taken all the necessary measures to install proper communication system between backstage and control system using Production Intercom Communication System. Department Secretary I M Vittalmurthy told the reporters that renovation costed Rs 2.8 crore.

Built to commemorate the birth centenary of the great poem and Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, the Ravindra Kalakshetra, Bangalore is a seat of art, culture and entertainment in Bangalore. While all the states in India has a Kalakshetra commemorating Tagore (except Tamil Nadu) the Ravindra Kalakshetra in Bangalore perhaps has the best equipped theatre and is therefore one of the most popular centres for cultural activities in the garden city of Bangalore.
The Kalakshetra has a highly modern and technically developed auditorium with comfortable seats, great lighting systems, an improved acoustics and many other facilities to serve the audience better. In the entrance stands a statue of the great poet in a glass showcase that greets the audience visiting the kalakshetra. It is a well known theatre for dance and drama and can accommodate about 1500 people at a time.

Recently the kalakshetra remained closed for as long as 6 months for the purpose of renovation that cost the Government a total of Rs 60 lakhs. But after the renovation, the theatre not only became qualitatively even better but also looks gorgeous with satin curtains and sidelights.

Construction and Inaugauration:

While the Government of Karnataka collected the major fund necessary for the construction of Ravindra Kalakshetra, Bangalore, famous personalities like Shivaji Ganeshan, a popular Tamil cine actor and others also came forward to contribute for the construction of the Kalakshetra. On March, 9, 1963, Dr Humayun Kabir, the then Union Minister for Education of Karnataka inaugurated place and sine then the theatre is used for various cultural activities and seminars.

The 27 year old impressive auditorium has a new lighting system, renovated seats with sidelights and more space between rows. Acoustics in the auditorium have been renovated. Satin curtains have added colour to the stage. There are six panels at the entrance to display posters and banners. A monument of Ravindranath Tagore in a glass showcase welcomes the audience at the entrance.
Durga C Avarthi, Joint Director (General) at the Directorate of Kannada and Culture (Kannada Bhavan) told bangalorebest.com that a total amount of Rs 60 lakh has been spent for the renovation. She said that leakages in the roof have been repaired and the whole auditorium has been whitewashed.

The auditorium is rented out for two sessions-9 am to 2 pm and 4 pm to 9 pm. For Kannada plays the rent is Rs 850 per session; Kannada competitions and conferences Rs 1,000; music, dance, sugam sangeeta and cultural activities of other languages Rs 1,500; annual functions, conferences, orchestras and western music Rs 4,000.

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Attara Kacheri

Name : Attara Kacheri(Karnataka High Court)

Location: Opposite Vidhana Soudha

Main attraction: Gothic Style of architecture

The Attara Kacheri, is a beautiful 19th century stone structure in an intense red hue.which is known as  Karnataka High Court is the High Court of the Indian state of Karnataka. It is located in Bangalore, the capital city of Karnataka. The high court functions out of a red brick building known as Attara Kacheri. It is in front of Vidhana Soudha, which is the seat of the legislature of Karnataka. Attara Kacheri radiant in its vibrant hues boasts of Karnataka’s history from the glorious days of Tipu Sultan’s reign and hence is one of Bangalore’s most popular tourist spots.

During Tipu Sultan's reign the offices of the eighteen departments of Revenue and General Secretariat grew beyond limit. It became difficult to contain in his palace. So he decided to construct a new building and named it Attara Kacheri (meaning eighteen offices or departments) in Hindustani. The history of the Karnataka High Court can be traced back to the year 1884 when the Chief Court of Mysore was created with three judges and was designated as the highest court of appeal, reference and revision in the State of Mysore, the earlier name of Karnataka.The court had District Courts, Sub-ordinate Judges' Courts and Munsiff Courts to assist it on civil cases and a Court of Sessions, District Magistrate and First, Second and Third Class Magistrates to assist it on criminal cases.In 1881, the office of the Chief Judge was created and the designated person had the utmost authority in the court. In 1930, it was renamed as the High Court of Mysore and the Chief Judge was given the new name of Chief Justice. Till the year 1973 it was known as the Mysore High Court. In 1973, it got its present name of Karnataka High Court.

This graceful, two storeyed Building with Corinthian columns, was completed in 1864 and housed the Public Offices from 1868 until 1956. These were later moved to the Vidhana Soudha, and this building became the high court. On the ceiling of its Central Hall is a Portrait of Sir Mark Cubbon, Commissioner of Mysore from 1834 to 1861. Behind the building is an equestrian statue of him by Baron Marochetti.

The Attara Kacheri building was completed in 1868 at a cost of Rs 4.5 lakh. The work on the building was executed by Rao Bahadur Arcot Narayanaswamy Mudaliar. It is an impressive two-storied building of stone and brick, red in colour and has been built in the Greco-Roman style.

Attara Kacheri (meaning Eighteen offices). It has been built in the neoclassical style. It was earlier named as Old Public Offices and got its name of Attara Kacheri when the eighteen departments in the general and revenue secretariat of the Mysore Government were shifted here from their crowded premises in Tipu Sultan's summer palace. There was a proposal to demolish this building in the year 1982. However, a public interest litigation (PIL) was filed in order to save this ancient building from getting demolished. This was the first PIL to be filed in the Karnataka High court and the case was heard in the very building that was supposed to be demolished. In August 1984, the judges M. N. Venkatachaliah and Vittal Rao pronounced a judgement that stayed the demolition.

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