Lotus Temple
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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  • Rob Davey
    United Kingdom99 contributions
    Amazing tranquility in the heart of Delhi
    Visited here pre-Covid on a day off from a work trip. The architecture is absolutely stunning. You usually have to queue to get in, but it’s worth it just to see such a unique building up close. If you’re in the area it’s well worth a visit.
    Visited November 2022
    Travelled on business
    Written 2 March 2023
  • akghosal
    Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom63 contributions
    Lovely modern structure dedicated to the Baháʼí Faith
    Quite a beautiful structure & temple dedicated to the Baháʼí Faith and is suitable for anyone of different religions & cultures to visit. The temple was a nice, well maintained and modern structure and it reminds me a lot of the Sydney Opera House in terms of its architectural appearance and the gardens around the temple were quite beautiful and well-decorated. Although some of my family members believed there could have been some religious idols inside the temple, I was personally fine with there not being any specific idol as this method helps to avoid religious conflicts in the temple. My only issue with the place although minor was that while it was peaceful inside the building for the most part, the peace was interrupted at times by some people chatting in the background without much respect for the quiet rules and by some children making noises. But apart from that, was a nice place to visit, especially as I'm a believer myself on the respect/unity of all religions and cultures despite being a proud Hindu myself.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 11 March 2023
  • Apaxial
    19 contributions
    Quick visit only needed.
    Beautiful, Inside is super plain so you can literally get dropped off at the gate, enter in the que and then quickly see the visitors centre in 15 min and then take pictures of the temple and leave. If you chose to go in, be aware, you have to take your shoes off halfway and put them in a bag and then drop them at a shoe drop. This is chaotic and very tight space. It sort of put me off the entire experience. Then going inside you have to que again. The best part is the picture from the outside. So we saw the visitor centre and the temple in under 30 min.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 5 April 2023
  • Andrew D
    Singapore, Singapore398 contributions
    Empty on the inside
    While the exterior is the stuff that dreams are made of, its interior doesn't impress as much. That being said, I heard they hold recital of religious texts from different practices at certain scheduled timing. Perhaps I would have enjoyed it more if I came during a recital!
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 13 May 2023
  • Rahul
    Katihar, India27 contributions
    Peaceful Day
    This is a beautiful place and I really love going there but infrequently ofcourse because massive crowd is there all the time. Though I really appreciate the work authorities have done to keep the place cleaned and hygienic but it would be nice to have a ticket to go in so that we can help the temple grow. Lets say maybe 10 rupees so that everyone can afford it. Our small contributions can make it grow better and help them who puts our efforts to keep this place best. An environment is very peaceful there you should go there.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 30 May 2023
  • Ayyappan M
    17 contributions
    Must visit once
    This Lotus Temple is a beautiful and well-maintained place to visit. There is no entry fee. However, due to its popularity, it can be quite crowded and involve long queues to get inside. The architectural of this lotus temple is awesome.
    Visited July 2022
    Written 30 May 2023
  • Amy B
    Stanford in the Vale, United Kingdom15 contributions
    Incredible to see. Well worth a visit
    The lotus temple was incredible to see! The architecture was brilliant and the interior space allows you to see the gardens any which way you look. All are welcome here - no matter your faith. The lotus stands out in its green setting and also hosts a small museum on site. I wasn't feeling well on the day of my visit so the heat was a little unbearable at times - so bring an umbrella (and iced water) as shelter from the sun is few and far between. Also note there are no places to eat around the temple/grounds. If you are coming from the railway station, this is quite a walk with nothing to see - there are some stalls on route, but this is mainly souvenirs and warm bottled water.
    Visited June 2020
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 September 2023
  • JohnRegoPark
    Rego Park, New York1,133 contributions
    Lovely temple with symbolic architecture
    Placed along spacious grounds and gardens, this temple is like a floating lotus plant nested in a pond. After a fairly long walk, you get to a point where you must remove your shoes and place them in a provided bag and check it. There is a traffic jam here. Then you can enter the temple, although you must wait until an appropriate time when they let a group in at once. Once inside there are no photos allowed. You don't stay more than ten minutes because it's empty inside. Again, there will be a traffic jam to get your shoes.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 3 November 2023
  • travelbug5Nyc
    New York City, New York60 contributions
    Stunning architecture and easy to visit
    Got there at open and no lines or crowds even an hour later on a Sunday. Required to take shoes off but efficient storage system- just follow signs. Beautiful architecture and embeds a feeling of great peace.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 3 December 2023
  • Abovetheclouds
    2,433 contributions
    Some tips in my review!
    Stunning structure. Very busy. All are welcome. This is a Bahai House of Worship. Designed for tranquil worship. The temple was created to bring faiths together. Visitors are invited to pray or meditate silently according to their own beliefs. Lines are long to go in but they move quickly. Staff manage the lines so they can control the inflow and outflow. Despite how big the space is inside, it is never full so you can get lost in your thoughts. You must be silent and any photography or recording is strictly prohibited. I was with a guide and he kept my shoes. You cannot wear footwear inside. He said to me if you leave your shoes outside they sometimes get taken or the staff mix up the tokens if you keep it with them so you end up with the wrong pair of shoes. Be mindful! You cannot take any food inside and bags are checked. Just to note, if they start chanting which is what happened when I was there (lasted about 15 minutes), you cannot leave the building, so if you need to go then exit before then. The staff will tell you if any chanting will take place. You can enter but just not exit. I had to wait till it had finished. The gardens surrounding the Lotus Temple were nice and well looked after.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 3 January 2024
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yeet b
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Oct 2023 • Solo
It was awsome I spat on it so it would remember me. These dogs are my beloved pets I found them at the lotus temple there with me now in Great Britian/The United Kingdom
Written 21 February 2024
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK1,79,637 contributions
Feb 2024 • Friends
This is a Baháʼí temple named for its architectural design. Notably its shape is similar to the closed petals of a lotus. As a Baháʼí is welcoming to all religions, even during a service, it’s possible to enter. I had to queue for about half an hour to get in. The interior is devoid of pictures, statues or images as required by the Baháʼí scripture, but is beautiful. It felt like being in the interior of a flower.
Written 19 February 2024
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ldgp14
Walsall, UK2,826 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
The Lotus Temple is a beautiful marble temple in Delhi that is free to enter. It is of the Baha religion which invites anyone to come and visit, it was really nice to spend some time inside to meditate and of course the exterior with it's iconic Lotus shape is wonderful.
Written 13 February 2024
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Renan
226 contributions
Dec 2023 • Solo
It's nice, nothing too amazing, the inside is very neutral. No photo inside. You'll have to leave your shoes at the cloakroom as usual
Written 22 January 2024
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Lauren B
26 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
We went in the afternoon and it was very busy and was in a very long line to get in. We went to other monuments etc for our early morning must sees, so if this is high level of must see for you then go early morning.
The actual temple is amazing and very nice to see and go inside for a look it's very cool. They give you a bag to put your shoes in as you're lining up to go in.
Very busy and overwhelming when we left to try get our uber. Too many people trying to sell you stuff but just ignore at your best.
Written 22 January 2024
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Abovetheclouds
2,433 contributions
Jan 2024 • Solo
Stunning structure. Very busy. All are welcome. This is a Bahai House of Worship. Designed for tranquil worship. The temple was created to bring faiths together. Visitors are invited to pray or meditate silently according to their own beliefs. Lines are long to go in but they move quickly. Staff manage the lines so they can control the inflow and outflow. Despite how big the space is inside, it is never full so you can get lost in your thoughts. You must be silent and any photography or recording is strictly prohibited. I was with a guide and he kept my shoes. You cannot wear footwear inside. He said to me if you leave your shoes outside they sometimes get taken or the staff mix up the tokens if you keep it with them so you end up with the wrong pair of shoes. Be mindful! You cannot take any food inside and bags are checked. Just to note, if they start chanting which is what happened when I was there (lasted about 15 minutes), you cannot leave the building, so if you need to go then exit before then. The staff will tell you if any chanting will take place. You can enter but just not exit. I had to wait till it had finished. The gardens surrounding the Lotus Temple were nice and well looked after.
Written 4 January 2024
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travelbug5Nyc
New York City, NY60 contributions
Dec 2023 • Solo
Got there at open and no lines or crowds even an hour later on a Sunday. Required to take shoes off but efficient storage system- just follow signs. Beautiful architecture and embeds a feeling of great peace.
Written 3 December 2023
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Big Indian Tours
Kochi (Cochin), India291 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
A must-visit spot in Delhi; add it to your vacation bucket list. The Lotus Temple, located in New Delhi, is a renowned Bahá'í House of Worship known for its lotus-like shape. The building comprises 27 free-standing marble-clad "petals" arranged in three clusters, forming nine sides. Inspired by the lotus flower, the temple symbolizes purity, sacredness, spirituality, and knowledge.

Open from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, except on Mondays. Beat the crowds by arriving early to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere and witness a stunning sunrise. Also, If you visit in the evening you can witness a breathtaking sunset, turning the Lotus Temple into a masterpiece. If possible, plan your visit on weekdays to avoid the large weekend crowds. Upon arrival, deposit your shoes at the designated area and receive a token, after exiting, return the token to claim your footwear. This process is free but may take quite some time.

The Lotus Temple is easily accessible from the Kalkaji Mandir metro station, and no entry tickets are required to enter the temple. Photography is prohibited inside the temple. Take time to stroll through the expansive grounds with walkways offering various views of the temple. You can experience the large open space and serene ambience. Sit quietly to appreciate the beauty and spirituality. Marvel at the impressive natural cooling system in the structure. Volunteers are available to assist in multiple languages, enhancing your experience. While food stalls outside may not be the best, plan your meals accordingly.

The temple's shape is symbolic The nine doors of the Lotus Temple open onto a central hall that holds up to 2,500. The Lotus Temple property comprises 26 acres and nine surrounding ponds and gardens. The peaceful atmosphere and beautiful gardens surrounding the temple make it a tranquil retreat, attracting people from various backgrounds and beliefs.
Written 28 November 2023
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JohnRegoPark
Rego Park, NY1,133 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
Placed along spacious grounds and gardens, this temple is like a floating lotus plant nested in a pond. After a fairly long walk, you get to a point where you must remove your shoes and place them in a provided bag and check it. There is a traffic jam here. Then you can enter the temple, although you must wait until an appropriate time when they let a group in at once. Once inside there are no photos allowed. You don't stay more than ten minutes because it's empty inside. Again, there will be a traffic jam to get your shoes.
Written 3 November 2023
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Ahmed Humayun Kabir
Dhaka City, Bangladesh33 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
No shade. Need to go through the line and it's a big one. If you want to go with kids, go during the winter season. We went there in October, the heat was unbearable and the kids suffered a lot.
Written 27 October 2023
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