"Bahai Lotus Temple is one of the must-see's and
excellent India attractions"
"Lotus Temple Delhi" was last updated on Jan 27, 2014
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The Lotus temple in New Delhi attracts millions of backpackers and tourists (8000-10,000 visitors during one weekday and 18,000-22,000 visitors during weekend), mostly because of its incredible design. It reminds us of the Opera House in Sydney (Australia).
The design of the Lotus Temple is inspired by the lotus – the symbol of purity. Lotus Temple is referred to as 'House of Worship' and is surrounded by nine large pools of water.
The common characteristic of Baha'i Houses of Worship is that they are all nine-sided. The number '9' symbolizes unity.
First thing first; when you're closing up on the entrance, you have to remove your shoes.
There's a basket of bags near the entrance in which you can store your sandals. Then follow the crowd.
There are some stairs leading down to 'wardrobe booths' where you can hand in your bag. You'll receive a small paper tag.
After that you're allowed to enter the temple. Most likely there's a long queue of people waiting to enter the Lotus Temple. But the queues are well organized by the staff who works there.
When you've finally entered the temple, you'll see the prayer hall. Take a seat at one of the benches. It's so quiet you almost don't believe you're in Delhi.
Take a couple of minutes, then head out the other entrance that leads you to the pools.
The pools are incredible (but they didn't look clean). Locals like to sit on the edge and bathe their feet, but that didn't appeal to me or my former class mates.
Now's the time to take loads of pictures, then head back! Finito!
Where: Bahapur, Kalkaji, New Delhi.
Every rickshaw driver in the city should know about this place.
Summer Timing (1st April to 30th September)
Tuesday to Sunday (Monday closed)
9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Winter Timing (1st October to 31st March)
Tuesday to Sunday (Monday closed) 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Recommended time: 45 minutes
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