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Parliament House

Parliament House

Parliament House, Parliament House historical, Parliament House travel, Parliament House tourism, Parliament HouseLocation : Delhi
Also Known As : Sansad Bhavan
Area : 6 Acres
Houses : Chambers of Rajya Sabha & Lok Sabha And A Library Hall

Parliament House : A marvellous piece of architecture where the bicameral legislature of India meets for its sessions. Lok sabha, the lower house and Rajya Sabha the upper house. Close to Rashtrapathi Bhavan, is a domed almost circular structure almost a kilometer in circumferance, and was designed by the famed architect Lutyens. It is the seat of the Indian Parliament and during the sessions of Parliament there is a flurry of activity in and around the structure.

Parliament House Estate
Parliament House, Parliament House historical, Parliament House travel, Parliament House tourism, Parliament HouseParliament House Estate comprises the Parliament House, Reception Office building and Parliament House Annexe, 36 Gurdwara Rakabganj Road, 23 Mahadev Road and the extensive lawns around it where ponds with fountains have been provided. Special floral decoration is done at important points in the building during sessions of Parliament as well as on other important occasions. By the very nature of things, Parliament House Estate as a whole and the Chambers of the two Houses in particular are subject to strict security precaution all round the year.

Parliament House of Delhi, generally known as the Sansad Bhawan is located at the end point of the Sansad Marg in New Delhi. Parliament House of Delhi is a circular construction designed by Herbert Baker and was opened in 1927. The massive structure of the Parliament House in Delhi has 247 pillars with wide corridor. The Parliament House of New Delhi is the governmental Assembly of the country.

General public can enter the Sansad Bhawan or the Parliament House of Delhi and view sessions in the public gallery by getting permits from the reception office of Raisina Road of New Delhi. No buses are permitted to run near the Sansad Marg but if you need to come to this place you can hire a taxi or an auto rickshaw. Entrance in the Parliament House in Delhi strains a letter of introduction which is a form of official permission.

The Parliament House of Delhi of India is a place where the world's largest democracy functions. Though photography is not forbidden in Parliament House of Delhi India, prior permission is needed. The Parliament House of Delhi India comprises 3 semicircular halls, namely the Chamber of Princes the Council of State Legislative Assembly.

The auditorium of the Parliament House of Delhi India is 27.4 meters high. The Parliament House of Delhi has a central library whose working hours are from 10 am to 6 pm. Entry pass is necessary to enter the library of the Parliament House of Delhi.

An ornamental red sandstone wall or iron grill with iron gates that can be closed when occasions demand encloses the entire Parliament House Estate. The approach roads, which cut across the Parliament House Estate, form that part of the Estate, which is prohibited to be used as public thoroughfares Parliament House is one of the most magnificent buildings in New Delhi, which has one of the brightest clusters of architectural gems possessed by any country in the world. Visitors to the capital invariably pay a visit to this building as the two Houses of Parliament--the Lok Sabha or the House of the People and the Rajya Sabha or the Council of States is located within its walls.

Parliament House, Parliament House historical, Parliament House travel, Parliament House tourism, Parliament House
Construction of the Building

The building was designed by two famous architects - Sir Edwin Lutyens and Sir Herbert Baker, who were responsible for the planning and construction of New Delhi. His Royal Highness, the Duke of Connaught, laid the Foundation stone of Parliament House on 12th February 1921. The construction of the building took six years and the opening ceremony was performed on the 18th January 1927 by the then Governor-General of India, Lord Irwin. The cost of construction for the building was Rs 83 lakhs.

 

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