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Parliament House Delhi

Location New Delhi, in the very heart of Delhi near India Gate
How to Reach Take an auto or cab or disembark at Central Secretariat Metro station and walk the distance.
Timing Anytime, any day but is out of bound for the visitors.

Parliament House in DelhiThe seat of Indian Parliament is a marvelous piece of architecture designed by the famed architect Lutyens. Such was its importance that it was constructed under the direct supervision of Sir Herbert Baker. Sadly, you are not allowed to loiter inside the building without special permission, for security reasons. For the foreign visitors, permits are given only after they obtain an introductory letter from the respective embassies.

Then Indian Parliament has been designed as a circular structure. The House is 85 meters in radius and about 900 meters in circumference. You will certainly notice two semicircular house chambers flank the Central Hall. The Parliament building has been provided with continuous open corridor in circular format on the first floor. This is typical of Victorian Architecture but is unparallel in grandeur. These are supported by the colonnade of 144 cream-color sandstone pillars. The exterior work is influenced by Indo-British fusion. The exterior walls of red sandstone are carved in geometric patterns that echo Mogul Jaalis. Many of the architects have criticized this particular aspect of the building.

The structure was built entirely of indigenous material, typical of all the Victorian buildings of that time. The building encloses an area of more than six acres. It has 12 gates in total. 5 of these 12 gates are distinguished. You are bound to locate them because of their magnificent porches. Interior courtyards contain a number of larger-than-life-size statues of historic Indian political leaders.

The parliament House at New Delhi is a marvelous piece of architecture which can be admired only from outside on account of security restrictions. This domed circular structure is the seat of the Indian Parliament. The building was inaugurated by the then-Viceroy of India, Lord Irwin, on January 18, 1927. Since Independence in August 1947, the Parliament has served as a center of India's flourishing democracy. It is considered as a temple in the world's largest Democracy.