Vidhana Soudha is one of the magnificent buildings of Bangalore. A major house of the Legislative Chambers of the state government, the Soudha has three hundred rooms dedicated to the state government. This imposing and impressive building in the city was built in the year 1956. A fine example of Dravidian architecture, the building was constructed under the guidance of the then chief minister of Karnataka, Mr. Kengal Hanumanthaiah. He considered the building as a tribute to Indian temple architecture. B.R. Manickam was the chief engineer of Vidhana Soudha and built the Soudha purely out of granite and porphyry. Also, the Soudha is adorned with four domes on its four corners and as one enters the building is greeted by the Four-headed Lion which is the national symbol of India. A Bangalore sightseeing holiday is incomplete without a visit to the Vidhana Soudha.