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Visit Attara Kacheri

Located just opposite to the Vidhana Soudha, the two storey building 'Attara Kacheri' houses the Karnataka High Court. The construction ...

Located just opposite to the Vidhana Soudha, the two storey building 'Attara Kacheri' houses the Karnataka High Court. The construction dates back to the year 1867 under the reign of Tipu Sultan, the Emperor of Mysore. It is said that the offices of the eighteen departments of Revenue and General Secretariat expanded to quite a big extent. Since there was no place for housing the offices inside the palace, the Emperor decided to shift the offices to a new location. He named the newly constructed building as Attara Kacheri meaning 18 offices or departments. Mr. Lewin Bentham Bowring, a British civil servant in India who served as the commissioner of Mysore (from 1862 to 1870) visualized and planned the construction of the building. The work on the building started in the year 1864 and was completed in 1868. It is believed that the total cost came around 4.5 lakhs. Because of the significant contribution of Bowring, the building was also known as Bowring’s Attara Kacheri.

The red building made of brick and stone is famous for its Gothic style of architecture and is built in the European classical style. There are a number of other prominent buildings worth seeing like Public Library, Visveswaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, the Venkatappa Art Gallery and the Government Museum. The red colour of Attara Kacheri provides a perfect contrast to the white building of Vidhana Soudha. The Government Museum houses many exotic collection of coins, sculptures, old paintings and inscriptions.

Visiting Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Open all days (except Sunday)

Free Entry

Timing

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Open all days (except Sunday)

PREFFERED BY

Photographer,Experience Seekers

TIME SPENT

1 hour

ENTRY FEE

No entry Fee

Quick Info

  • Attractions

    Silicon City of India
  • Altitude

    920 m from sea level
  • STD Code

    080
  • Best Season

    Sept - Feb
  • State/Code

    /560xxx (vary)
  • LANGUAGES

    Kannada, English and Hindi