Lotus Temple, Delhi

Lotus Temple | One of the best places to visit in Delhi

LocationKalkaji Mandir, Delhi (Map)
Entry Fee & TimingsLotus Temple opens for visits From Tuesday to Sunday, Closed on Monday. Entry timings are 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM and Entry is free.
Place TypeTemple, Religious Place
Place visit withMarried Couples, Solo, Unmarried Couples, Youngsters
Best time to visitMay, June, July, August
Nearest MetroNehru Place Metro Station (1 KM) Kalkaji Mandir Metro Station (0 KM) Govind Puri Metro Station (0 KM) Nehru Enclave Metro Station (1 KM) Okhla NSIC Metro Station (1 KM)

About Lotus Temple

The Lotus Temple is a Baha'i temple, also known as Mashriqul-Adhkar, which was opened to the general public in December 1986. Like many different Bahá'í temples, this one is also committed to the unity of religions and humanity. Followers of all religions gather here to make wishes, worship and read their scriptures. The Lotus Temple in Delhi is considered one of the seven primary Bahá'í houses of worship located internationally and the simplest in Asia.

Architecture of Lotus Temple

Surrounded by lush green advanced gardens, this lotus-inspired structure is spread over 26 acres of land. Made of white marble procured from the Balkan nation, it consists of twenty-seven petals within the independent state. These petals are arranged in teams of 3 to give the structure a nine-sided circular appearance. There are 9 entrances that host a large central hall, which is about forty meters long.

Interesting facts about Lotus Temple

  1. The temple has a crowd of 1300 people and it can seat 2500 people at a time. There are no altars or mausoleums within the Lotus Temple, which may be a common feature of all Bahá'í houses of worship.
  2. An attractive feature of the temple is that there are 9 pools of water located around the petals. They provide the impression of a semi-blooming lotus during a water body as well as the entire structure looks spectacular once within a night.
  3. The temple was designed by a collaborative Iranian-American builder, Fariborz Sahba, while the structural style was created by the UK firm Flint & Neil.
  4. The Computer Code Construction Cluster of Larsen & Toubro Limited undertook the development of the temple and completed it at a cost of ten million greenbacks.

How to reach Lotus Temple

By Metro:- Nearest Metro Station is Kalkaji Metro Station.

By Road:- You can also hire a taxi or auto rickshaw from any other tourist attraction in Delhi.

By air:- The airport distance from Lotus Temple is 13 kms, from here you can book a cab.

Nearby famous places

  • Kalkaji Devi Temple
  • ISKCON Temple
  • Kailash Shiv Mandir
  • Prachin Bhairon Mandir
  • Kalkaji District Park
  • Humayun’s Tomb
  • Qutub Minar
  • India Gate
  • Nehru Place Market

Lotus Temple FAQs:

𝒜. This temple has no idols of any God. The Lotus Temple is the only Bahai temple of worship in Asia.

𝒜. The temple complex comprises 27 independent marble “petals,” which are clustered into groups of three to form nine sides and into groups of nine to form three concentric rings.

𝒜. Lotus Temple is located near Nehru Place and Kalkaji Mandir Metro Station is just 500 meters away. This temple is in Bahapur village of New Delhi, National Capital Territory of Delhi.

𝒜. Temple Notable for the shape of its flowers, it has become a major attraction in the city. The Lotus Temple has won numerous architectural awards and has been featured in numerous newspaper and magazine articles.

𝒜. The lotus temple was built by Fariborz Sahbas.

𝒜. The temple was built in December 1986.

𝒜. It is located at Kalkaji Mandir, Delhi.

𝒜. Entry fee and timings information of the Lotus Temple: Lotus Temple opens for visits From Tuesday to Sunday, Closed on Monday. Entry timings are 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM and Entry is free..

𝒜. You should visit Lotus Temple during May, June, July, August months for best experience.

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