Parliament House, Delhi

Parliament House, Delhi

Parliament House is the center of government in India. It is home to Lok Sobha (House of the People) and Rajya Sabha (Council of States). It is located near the office and residence of the prime minister as well as a number of other administrative and ministerial buildings.

Construction on Parliament House began in 1921 and was completed in 1927. It was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and Sir Herbert Baker. The architectural style of the building is the unique Lutyens' Delhi, which combines Neo-Classical architecture with Mughal and Buddhist influences.

The building is circular and surrounded by 144 columns. Visitors can get an excellent view of this architecture and the gardens when they visit the Parliament Museum that is held within the library building. It is open from 11 AM through 5 PM Tuesday through Saturday.

A new parliament building is under construction. Once that building is completed, Parliament House will be turned into a permanent museum.

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Sight Name: Parliament House
Sight Location: Delhi, India (See walking tours in Delhi)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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