Karnataka High Court

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Karnataka High Court

The Karnataka High Court building  (another landmark of Bengaluru) is  spectacular bright red building against the backdrop of Cubbon Park's greenery.

This building is located right opposite to Vidhana Soudha, this is yet another must visit/view location in Bengaluru.

The building activity started in 1864 and completed in 1868 with a cost of approximately 4.5 Lakhs. Conceptualized by Mr. Bowring, the then commissioner of Mysore State, and was executed by Rao Bahadur Arcot Narayanaswamy Mudaliar.

Named "Old Public Offices", got its name "Attara Kacheri" (meaning Eighteen offices) when 18 departments of the erstwhile Mysore Government started functioning from "Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace".

This building was saved from proposed demolition in 1982 when the High court judgement  stayed the demolition (This was also the first Public Interest Litigation in this court).

Not only the exterior, With majestic halls and numerous court rooms, the interiors of the Building are also worth a watch.

The building is open Monday-Friday (10:00 am to 5:00pm) except Public and court holidays.

Estimated average time spend:: 10 minutes

Public transport to location: BMTC bus, Metro train, Autos, Cabs

Near by locations to visit: Vidhana Soudha, Cubbon Park, Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium, Indira Gandhi Musical fountain park

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