New Delhi has many splendid buildings of the British Raj era and the Parliament House or Sansad Bhawan is one of them. It’s the house of the Parliament of India whose design and architecture were conceived by two British architects - Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker. The constructed of the building started in 1921 and its inauguration took place on 18 January 1927.
A circular colonnaded building, the Parliament House complex has ministerial offices, committee rooms. An open verandah with 144 columns gives the building a visual appeal of unique variety. Covering an area of around 6 acres, the imposing building has a gigantic circular edifice of 560 feet with the circumference as steep as 536.33. Its clusters of architectural gems make it a must-visit site in the capital city.
The Parliament House complex is where two houses of the Indian Parliament—the Lok Sabha (House of the People) and the Rajya Sabha (Council of States) are situated. Although the planning and designing was largely done by the British, the building was built using only indigenous material and the architecture has rich shades of Indian tradition. Once in New Delhi, you must visit this splendid building for sure.