My experience of traveling to Lotus Temple situated in New Delhi, India was quite awesome. This temple is just one hour away from my home. The nearest metro station to this monument is Kalka Ji. From the metro station, one will have to walk for 10 minutes to reach the temple.
At 8:00 A.M. I booked a cab to Lotus Temple. Despite the usual traffic, I reached there at 9:00 A.M.
Before visiting the temple, I had to stand in a queue. After 10 minutes or so, I reached the entry gate of the temple. On the entry gate, there was a sculpture of a beautiful peacock bird. After passing through the security check-up, I was inside. In between beautiful gardens and trees, you will see that shining monument entirely made up of white marbles.
This monument is actually a true beauty.
There are nine gates for entering the main hall. Again, you will have to stand in a queue and enter the hall silently.
Before entering the hall please be sure that your phone is in silent mode.
Inside the hall, there is no photograph of any God or any other stuff related to any religion. Although the hall has a sitting capacity of 1300 people, it can hold up to 2500 people. You can pray for the calmness of your mind and soul inside the hall. After coming out of hall you will realize that your mind and soul are filled with purity.
It took me almost one hour to explore the whole temple. This monument is unique in its own. And I must say that the makers of Lotus Temple have contributed a lot in increasing the beauty and grace of India.
Now I will tell you some details about Lotus Temple.
Lotus temple – Introduction
The shining white marbles contribute to the construction of the Lotus temple. Moreover, the temple has a shape similar to that of a lotus flower. The situation of this place is in New Delhi, India. Lotus Temple was opened to the public on December 1986.
The monument is a Bahai House of worship. Bahai is a religion that believes that every religion is one.
This place is notable for its flowerlike shape and is a prominent attraction in the city. People of any religion can come inside the temple.
Architecture of Lotus temple in Delhi
The Lotus Temple was designed by Iranian architect Fariborz Sahba.
Entirely made up of shining white marbles the monument has a structure similar to that of a lotus flower. It has 9 sides and 27 petals. There are nine doors to the main entry hall. Furthermore, a beautiful pond is there in front of every door. The temple is in between the beautiful gardens and trees.
This monument has a height of 34.27 meters and a diameter of 70 meters. It has won a number of architectural awards.
Location and Area of Lotus temple
The Temple covers an area of 26 acres. Nearest metro station for the temple is Kalkaji Mandir and is 500 meters away. New Delhi Airport is 15 km away. New Delhi railway station has a distance of 15 km from the temple.
Timing and fees
From 1 April to 30 September
9 a.m. to 6:30 a.m.
From 1 October to 31st march
9 a.m. to 5 a.m.
Closed on Monday
Entry is free for the temple
- It has more visitors than the Taj Mahal in Agra, India. Around 107 million people visited in 2018.
- In 2001 the temple was also referred to as the most visited building not only in India but in the world.
- Has solar panel which saves around 1,20,000 Rs per month.
- Won Noble Prize for its Lotus flower shape.
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Places Near Lotus Temple
Agrasen Ki Baoli in Delhi, India (haunted place in New Delhi, India) is one of the places I would refer you to visit. This place is famous for being haunted. But has a beautiful design.