Parliament Street (Sansad Marg)
Parliament Street is known as ‘Sansad Marg’ and is the most important place in New Delhi. It homes the famous Parliament House or Sansad Bhavan where tourist visits are limited to strict permission. For special visits, one must obtain a written and authorised permit from the Reception Office at Raisina Road. After obtaining a permit, tourists can only view the ongoing Parliament Sessions and enjoy a seat at the Public Gallery of Sansad Bhawan.
The Parliament Street homes important Police Stations that includes the P. S. Mandir Marg Police Station and the P. S. Parliament Street Police Station that was established in 1918.
Parliament Street offers a number of tourist attractions that includes the famous ‘Sansad Bhavan’ also known as the Indian ‘Parliament House’. Delhi is the seat of administration of India and this place offers a perfect opportunity for visitors to learn about the Parliament, the Indian Government and its various attributes.
Jantar Mantar is also one of the most visited destinations in Delhi located at Parliament Street that houses massive masonry instruments known as the Niyata Chakra, Samrat, Misra, Dakshinottara Bhitti and Ram Yantras, Karka Rasi Valaya and Jai Prakash. Tourists can also enjoy a trip to the nearby National Philatelic Museum located at Dak Bhawan in Sardar Patel Chowk in Parliament Street that houses a wide collection of rare Stamps from across the globe, first day covers and special cancellations. It also has a sale counter for visitors wanting to purchase these stamps.
Besides the aforementioned tourist attractions, the Parliament Street is also fringed with good Restaurants, Comfortable accommodation in world class Hotels, numerous Banks and Shopping arcades.
The Central Secretariat Metro Station connects the Parliament Street to Connaught Place and the other areas with Metro Links. It is located just 1.9 Kms or 6 minutes away from the main Sansad Marg. This Street is also accessible via road, however, it is advisable for visitors to board the Metro from Central Secretariat and de-board at Rajiv Chowk Metro Station under Connaught Place from where they can get numerous prepaid Auto rickshaws and Taxi on hire to other places in Delhi.
Indira Gandhi International Airport is located approximately 19.3 Kms or 36 minutes from Parliament Street while the New Delhi Railway Station is just 3 Kms or 7 minutes away. The Old Delhi Railway Station is 8.3 Kms or 19 minutes away and the Nizamuddin Railway Station is about 7.7 Kms or 20 minutes away.