Parliament House (Sansad Bhavan) in Delhi

The iconic Sansad Bhavan!

The iconic Sansad Bhavan! | Photo credit: Rajkumar1220/Flickr

Parliament House (Sansad Bhavan) Overview

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Parliament House or Sansad Bhavan is one of the most impressive buildings in Delhi. Located at the end of Sansad Marg the Parliament Building was designed by British architect Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker. This iconic building was inaugurated in 1927 by Lord Irwin, the then Governor-General of India.

The Parliament House comprises of a central hall which is circular in shape and 98 feet in diameter. The Central Hall is considered to be a very important part of the Parliament building since this is where the Indian Constitution was drafted. The building houses the Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha and a library hall. In between these three chambers lies a garden. The building also has facilities for accommodation for ministers, important officers of the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, Chairmen and Parliamentary Committees.

The Parliament House also houses a museum which aims at educating people on the “Democratic Heritage of India” and which dates back to 2500 back. The museum is set up in a very interesting way and is complete with sound and light videos, large screen interactive computer screens and virtual reality among other features.

  • Opening Closing Time 11 am to 5 pm. The museum remains closed on Sundays and Mondays.

  • Photo Opp

    Considering the Parliament Building is such an iconic structure in Delhi many people come here to take pictures of the building.
  • Entrance Fee Rs. 10 (adults). Entry is free for children

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Location

Sansad Marg, New Delhi