A magnificent post independence structure incorporating the
traditional feature of architecture, the Vidhan Soudha is
located in Cubbon Park. This is an imposing granite structure
with a total plinth area of over 5,00,000 sq.ft and houses
the secretariat, the state legislature and several government
offices. The huge carved doors of the cabinet are made of
In the heart of the city is the Cubbon Park. This beautiful
300 acre park built by Lieutenant General Sir Mark Cubbon
in 1864 has public library and the museum. The Vidhan Soudha
and many Greco-colonial style buildings of the British era
like the Public Library and the High Court are located here.
Established in 1896, the Government Museum has on display
ancient weapons, stone carvings, pottery, painting and relics
of the 5000-year-old Mohenjo-Daro civilization.