About Bahai (Lotus) Temple

In the Kalkaji region of Delhi, you will spot a huge lotus-like structure which looks absolutely mesmerizing. This architectural masterpiece is rightly called the Lotus Temple. There are many recognizable landmarks scattered all around Delhi, one of the remarkable ones is the Lotus Temple. It is in the shape of a sacred lotus flower with 27 flower petals made of marble, with nine doors opening onto a central hall. It is a Bahá'í House of Worship but is open to people of all religions. The beauty of this temple is that people of all faiths and religions gather here and can read their own scriptures in peace. Others can enjoy the beautiful architecture of this breathtaking structure which is too serene. It has the capacity to house about 2,500 people. It was reported to be the most visited building in the world by a 2001 CNN report. If you are in Delhi, the Lotus Temple should definitely be in your bucket list!

Must See

  • Temple with a flower-like design
  • Expressionist architecture

How to reach

Kalkaji Mandir Metro station is 3 km from the Temple. Other than that, it is about 6 km from the Nizamuddin station, and you can easily take a cab or auto from that station to reach Lotus Temple.

Tips

  • You can see the path to the temple is beautiful with a garden around the path.
  • Once you enter the main hall there is complete silence and peace.
  • Sit here for half an hour and you will feel complete, and feel a shift in your mood and relaxation in the body.
  • Anyone, irrespective of their religion, is allowed to come and worship here.
  • No one is allowed to talk inside the temple, and hence a pin drop silence is maintained
  • If you lack time on your trip then this place can be missed.
  • The lotus flower like the shape of the building is easily visible from a distance and looks extremely prominent.
  • You need to remove your shoes and put them in a bag at the point where the stairs of the temple begin.
  • There can be a bit of a rush on the weekends.
  • You can find many foreigners greeting you with a "Namaste" and guiding you to the temple.
  • You can also be a volunteer here.
  • Information leaflets are available in many languages.

Visit Time

Monday: - Closed.
Tuesday: - 9:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday: - 9:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Thursday: - 9:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday: - 9:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: - 9:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Sunday: -9:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Winter timings are 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

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Time you can spend

1 to 2 hours

 

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