Mayo Hall Bangalore

Written by Sudhir Kumar

The Mayo Hall in Bangalore is located next to the Public Utility Building on the popular M.G Road. This gigantic building is constructed out of brick and mortar and was erected in the 19th century in the memory of the fourth viceroy of India, Lord Mayo, who was assassinated on an official visit to the Andaman Islands by a convict.

About Mayo Hall Bangalore :

Mayo Hall now houses the Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BMP), and is also a location for BMP meetings. The BMP record room and a traffic court also operates out of here. A two storey building, the Mayo Hall’s architecture was inspired by European architecture and is adorned with Italian chandeliers, beautiful furniture, artistic furnishings, Greek cornices, Tuscan pillars and wooden flooring.

Located on a hill, the Mayo Hall offers visitors a splendid view of the Parade Grounds, the Ulsoor Lake, the Bangalore Race Course and Brigade Road and is also close to the Bangalore railway station. Right from the time the hall was constructed, the Bangalore Municipal Authority began to function from here on the condition that the upper storey of the hall should at all proper and reasonable times be available to the public for all meetings of public nature, free of any charge

According to a contemporary gazetteer Mayo Hall Has produced a profound impression all over the country and this in turn has inspired the construction of various memorial institutions such as the Mayo Hospital and the Mayo School of Arts at Lahore.

The block adjoining the Mayo Hall, known previously as the Station Public Office was constructed in the early 20th century and was commissioned by Sir James Bourdillion, a British resident in Mysore. This block has stylishly been constructed in harmony with the Mayo Hall building.

Visiting Mayo Hall :

Mayo Hall is open Monday to Saturday from 9:30 AM upto 6:30 PM. The building remains closed on Sundays.

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