February 15, 2012

Lotus Temple, Delhi, India

Site Name: Lotus Temple aka Bahai Temple
Site Type: Bahai Temple
Location:  Kalkaji, South Delhi, the capital city of India
Highlights: A prominent tourist site in Delhi; one of very few Bahai temples across the entire world

Nearest Railway Station: New Delhi
Nearest Airport: New Delhi
How to reach: Well connected from all over India - Road, rail and air
Hotel: A lot of options - budget hotels to star hotels
Restaurants: Many options and varieties throughout the city of Delhi

The Bahai Faith is a religion founded by Bahaullah in Persia in 19th century AD. It is estimated that around 6 million people around the world follow the Bahai Faith. At the time of writing this article, only eight Houses of Worship have been built across the world (although hundreds of sites have been selected for constructing the House of Worship in the future). One of those eight Bahai temples is located in Delhi, the capital city of India. As this particular Bahai temple's structure resembles the lotus temple, this temple is popularly called as Lotus Temple.

Lotus Temple aka Bahai Temple is a prominent tourist site in Delhi city. Those who visit Delhi, regardless of whether they are devotees or travellers, always visit Lotus Temple. It is located in Kalkaji area near the ancient temple of Kalkaji. Thousands of people visit the huge complex of Lotus Temple everyday.

Bahai temple in Delhi, which was built in 1986 AD, was designed similar to a lotus flower. It is composed of 27 free standing marble clad petals arranged in clusters of three to form nine sides. There are nine doors that lead to the central hall which is capable of holding around 2500 people. The entire building is made of white marble. The building is surrounded by gardens and ponds which are maintained neatly.

When you go to Delhi, ensure that you visit this internationally famous site.

Happy travelling.

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