Sansad Bhavan New Delhi
Parliament House (Sansad Bhavan) in New Delhi

The Parliament House or Sansad Bhavan is house where our elected parliamentarians sit and discuss a number of important issues related to national interest. Located on the northwest of Vijay Chowk in New Delhi, Parliament House, originally called as House of Parliament consists of the two Houses – the Upper House and the Lower House. The Rajya Sabha or Council of States is known as the Upper House whereas Lok Sabha is the Lower House. Both have different chambers in the Parliament with an office of the President of India. It is observed as the supreme legislative body of the country.  

The minds behind the construction of the House of Parliament were of British architect Sir Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker who designed it in 1912-1913. However, the construction of the House began in 1921. It is designed in the shape of a circle based on the Ashoka Chakra with a diameter of 570 feet and a height of 75 feet. On 18th January 1927, the opening ceremony of the Parliament House was performed by Lord Irwin, the then Viceroy of India. During that time, it was called as the Central Legislative Assembly. It was 19th January 1927 when the third session of Central Legislative Assembly was held.

It is the Parliament House that passes all the key bills related to social welfare and national interests. All the Bills passed by Parliament require the consent of the President. The Central Hall of the Parliament is witnessed of many historical events. It is the only place where both Houses of Parliamentarians sit together. The entry is restricted in Parliament but if visitors have pass then they may allow entering the Parliament. There has also a museum that was inaugurated in 2006.

Reaching Parliament House is quite easy. A number of public transports take you to Parliament House. The nearest metro station is Central Secretariat from where one can take auto or taxi to reach the place. India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhavan, Jantar Mantar, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib and Hanuman Mandir at CP are some of the best nearby attractions to this place. There are many famous markets nearby to this place such as Connaught Place, Central Cottage Industries Emporium, Baba Kharak Singh Marg, Janpath, and Palika Bazaar where one can buy handicraft items to all traditional and western attires. If you want to buy electronic items at cheap prices then must visit Palika Bazaar.