Lotus Temple

Lotus Temple, New Delhi

9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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This architectural wonder looks like an enormous lotus blossom, reminiscent of the Sydney Opera House. Too bad the interior isn't even worth a look.
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Michaela B
Basingstoke, UK50 contributions
Couples
The visitor information centre is excellent and informative and the gardens and Temple are beautiful. Sadly, the inherent serenity of the place is lost as it is overwhelmed by the queues of tourists milling about.

Approaching the Temple itself, you are asked to remove shoes into a bag they provide. Then you queue to enter the Temple for a few minutes of silent contemplation. Then move out of another door. There is not much more to see from inside. Just appreciate the gardens and the Temple from a distance!
Written 5 August 2022
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Vinod M
Sugar Land, TX30 contributions
The Lotus Temple is nice stop when visiting Delhi.

Your are allowed to entry the Temple, but no talking or photography is allowed. You will be required to remove shoes.

Once inside you can really just take a moment to relax and reflect.
Written 2 August 2022
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Swiggy Wala #swiggywala
Jaipur, India17 contributions
Friends
The Lotus Temple (also known as Kamal Mandir) in Delhi is a matchless architectural marvel and one of the prime tourist attractions of the National Capital. Shaped in the form of a spectacular lotus with white petals, it makes for a break-taking sight and attracts countless visitors throughout the year. Unlike most other places of worship, this temple or Bahai House of Worship does not allow ritualistic ceremonies and has no fixed pattern to conduct worship. A glorious symbol of oneness, this place of worship must be on your itinerary when planning a trip and booking your hotels in Delhi.
The Lotus Temple is a Bahai House of Worship, also known as Mashriqu’l-Adhkár, opened to the public in December 1986. Like all other Bahai temples, it is also dedicated to the oneness of religions and humanity. Followers of all religions are welcome to gather here to pray, worship, and read their scriptures. The Lotus Temple in Delhi is touted as one of the seven major Bahai Houses of Worship located across the world and the only one in Asia.
Written 18 July 2022
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Shweta Rana
2 contributions
Family
Nice visit with friends and family......
Had a very happy and amazing time with friend
Will visit again
Written 3 July 2022
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Rahul
3 contributions
Family
Nice and amazing Experience........,😏😍😍😘😍😍😚😏😅😊😋🥳😍😂😆😋😔🥰😂
Had a great time
Nice place to visit
Written 3 July 2022
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Rob Nesbit
Warsaw, Poland2,329 contributions
The Lotus Temple is a Baháʼí House of Worship. Notable for its flower like shape, IE...that would be the Lotus shape... it has become a prominent attraction in the city.

Went on a Thursday., and even on a day like that the crowds were still around.......mass amounts of people paying respect or just having a gander like myself.

But having said that the crowds were on the move all the time, and it was well spaced out and had a one way system in place, so there was really no wait along the route to the temple, and the wait to get inside was very short.

Inside was nothing special, very plain, but from the outside the temple does look pretty impressive, and YES it does look like a Lotus flower.

Entry is free, and one has to take off their shoes before they approach the temple..........can leave the shoes in a bag to be collected when finished....

A desperately hot day, but was interesting enough to see......I guess.....not much else to see in this city so might as well have a look here...
Written 14 June 2022
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Parul Rana
Chandigarh, India11 contributions
Family
The Lotus temple is very beautiful and amazing . The whole structure looks as delicate as the flower it resembles. Food and snacks are available outside the temple. A very silent place to meditate. Highly recommended.
Written 10 June 2022
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Shashank
New Delhi, India3 contributions
the ticket price is free and you can go there in the lotus temple and click pictures also inside the lotus temple and there is nothing inside the lotus temple except the prayer you can see inside the lotus temple for around 15 min after that you have to leave there so that others can also see. Except inside the lotus temple you cannot go in the park you have to leave immediately after seeing inside the lotus temple............
Written 31 May 2022
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AirborneSpoon
Cary, NC11 contributions
Solo
The Lotus Temple is located on clean and well kept grounds, clean is the key word here because not all places in India are clean and kept. There is also a small but informative museum on the temple grounds alo with souvenir and food stands directly off the grounds. All in all its a quick 1 hour visit with nothing to see but an interesting temple and green grounds.
Written 28 April 2022
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Surya Katakam
Hyderabad, India1,788 contributions
Lotus temple is an architectural delight and is also known as the Taj of Modern India and is located near Kalkaji Mandir. It is famous for its flower like shape and is one of the most popular tourist attraction of New Delhi. More than 40 Lakh tourists visit this temple every year and about 10000 people come to the place every day. It took around 10 years to design and build this temple. The construction began on 21st April 1980 and completed on 24th December 1986. This temple along with spacious gardens spread across 26 acres.

Architecture of Lotus temple:
This Bahai's lotus temples was designed by the Iranian architect Fariborz Sahba. The whole complex is structured in such a way that it will show case a beautiful Lotus flower inside water pond. The exterior part of the temple as three sets of which the outermost set has nine petals that form the nine entrance leaves and are opened outwards surrounding the lotus main lotus petals. these petals are surrounded by nine pools that depict the leaves of the lotus flower. The nine pools in turn are surrounded by beautifully curved railings with bridges, stairs and pathways. The next set has nine petals known as the inner leaves the are seen as half closed while the last set has petals the close to form the central dome that houses the main central hall which has a glass roof through which sunlight reaches the central hall. The whole complex from top to bottom is made of pure marble panels, and their structure has been reinforced with 300 tons of galvanized bars to avoid the risk of rust staining on the body. This house of worship consists of a central prayer hall with 9 entrances. The main hall has the capacity to seat 1300 people and hold up to 2500 in all.

Interesting Facts about Lotus temple:
1. This entire construction is built by Voluntary contributions received from the Baha's community of India as well as world Baha's community. The white lotus represents the Bahai Faith, an independent world religion. The Bahai faith is the youngest of the world's independent religions found by Baha Ullah. it works on the vision of humanity as one global family.
2. There is no distinction and discrimination of the religion and it is open to all. Anyone irrespective of religious background, Gender or other distinctions can enter the temple as is the case with all Baha's houses of Worship.
3. The white marble used in the construction of the temple is imported from Greece. It was sent to Italy where each panel was carefully cut and carved into the required shape and size and then transported to Delhi. More than 10,000 different sizes of marble were used in the construction of the structure.
4. The Delhi Lotus temple is the seventh and latest Bahai House of worship in the world. The remaining six located in Australia's Sydney, Panama City of Panama, Apia of Western Samoa, Kampala in Uganda, Frankfurt in Germany and Willamette of the USA.
5. The prayers in the hall are called "conversation with God" and meditation is declared as the "Key for opening the doors of mysteries"

Temple timings:
Morning 09:00 to Evening 07:00 in Summer
Morning 09:30 to Evening 05:30 in Winter
Monday temple will be closed for Visitors
Written 27 April 2022
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