One of the most famous landmarks of Bangalore, the Vidhana Soudha houses the State Legislature and the Secretariat of Karnataka. The magnificent white building is spread over 60 acres of land and boasts of Mysore Neo-Dravidian architecture and has incorporated various elements of Indo-Saracenic and Dravidian Styles. It is also the largest Legislative building of India. It was built over a period of five years from 1951-56, and was conceptualized by Kengal Hanumanthaiah. The foundation stone was laid for Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.