The Parliament House(Sansad Bhawan) is regarded as one of the most impressive buildings in New Delhi. The Parliament House Delhi consists of a central hall, circular that is based on the Ashoka Chakra and 98 feet in diameter. It is situated at the end of the Sansad Marg. It was earlier known as the Circular House but now it is called the Sansad Bhawan which means a large Legislative Assembly.
The Sansad Bhavan (Parliament House) Delhi was designed by the British architect Herbert Baker and Edwin Lutyens. In 1921, the foundation stone of this place was laid by the Duke of Connaught and this iconic building was inaugurated by Lord and Lady Irwin in 1927. The Sansad Bhawan is surrounded by large gardens and ornamental red sandstone railings. It is the perfect mélange of the classical Indian Art and modern scientific achievements which can be observed in its decorations, design, and layouts. This magnificent structure encompasses gardens, ornate buildings, paved out lanes, and an array of beautifully sculptured statues.
The Parliament of India is the place where the Indian Constitution was drafted. It is the office of the world’s largest democracy where all the future course of the country is discussed and debated. It was basically built for the Chamber of Princes, the Council of State and the Central Legislative Assembly. But at present time, Delhi Parliament is the chambers of the Rajya Sabha (Upper House), Lok Sabha (Lower House or House of the People), and the Library Hall. Even, the Parliament House provides the accommodation facilities to the ministers. Also, it accommodates the important offices of the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha as well as Chairman and Parliamentary Committees.
Apart from this, it has a museum which was constructed in the Imperial Architectural Style. With the aim of educating people on the Democratic Heritage of India, the museum is set up in a unique way and is made up of sounds, light videos, large interactive computer screens and much more. It also consists of an open verandah along with around 144 columns. The nearest City Center of this place is Connaught Place which is the heart of New Delhi. This place is lined up with restaurants, cafes, hotels, shops, and much more. Tourists can reach there by metro, auto-rickshaws, public buses, taxis, etc.
Tourists can attend the sessions in the public gallery of the Sansad Bhawan, but they have to take permission from the reception office of Raisina Road of New Delhi. Nearby tourist attractions of Parliament House are Gurudwara Rakab Ganj Sahib, Press Club Art Gallery, National Philatelic Museum, Rashtrapati Bhavan, Church of North India, Mughal Garden, Metro Museum, All India Fine Arts & Society and many more. So come and take a look inside of Sansad Bhawan.
Sansad Bhawan Tourist Visiting Timings: 11:00 Am to 5:00 PM
Sansad Bhawab Entry Fees: INR 15 for local tourist (free for children)