Lotus Temple, Delhi

  • Spend Time

    01 Hour

  • Best Time To Visit

    Any Time During The Year

  • Timings

    09:00 Am To 05:00 Pm


New Delhi


Located in New Delhi, Lotus temple is built with a magnificent structure in the shape of lotus enveloped with white marbles (in the shape of petals). It is one of the most famous attractions in the world. The temple is dedicated to the Baha’i faith that spreads the message of unity, love and purity.

There are total of seven Baha’i temples of worship and Lotus temple (Delhi) is one of them. The uniqueness of the temple is that it brings all religions together irrespective of nationality, gender, or race. The architect of the temple chose the lotus as its design because it is a symbol common to Buddhism, Jainism, Hinduism, and Islam.

As you enter the temple, the spectacular architecture, heavenly ambiance, and tranquil environment will make you fall in love with the place. 

What Is Special About Lotus Temple

The temple has a unique architecture that attracts thousands of tourists across the year. It is made up of approximately 10,000 different sizes of white marbles in the shape of lotus. The temple is surrounded by 9 water pools. These pools when illuminated with beautiful lights in the evening create a striking view.

Wandering around the beautiful gardens amidst the peaceful aura makes you feel like heaven on earth. The temple depicts the unity of all religions and all faiths and religions are worshipped there without any discrimination. 

Things To Explore In Lotus Temple

Following are the activities you can do in Lotus temple:

  • Meditation in the peaceful and harmonious environment.
  • The temple conducts various classes for children and youngsters spreading Baha’i teachings where they can learn about humanity, kindness, generosity, spirituality and much more.
  • The temple also organises some spiritual meetings to spread the awareness of Bahai’s lessons on Life and Death.
  • Explore the lush-green gardens in the temple.
  • Enjoy the scrumptious street foods available there.

Tips For Visiting Lotus Temple

  1. Since it is a temple where people offer prayers, so it is expected to be silent there.
  2. People are expected to attend the prayers during their presence and not leave till prayers are over.
  3. Although photography is allowed, other activities such as touching or playing instruments, creating noise or fundraising are strictly prohibited.
  4. Keep snacks and water bottles handy while travelling Lotus temple.

Best Time To Visit Lotus Temple

The temple is open six days a week except for Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.

It is best to visit Lotus temple in the evening time, as it is illuminated with lights and looks spectacular. The scene of a temple lit with sparkling lights is really a breathtaking view.

Best Month To Visit Lotus Temple

It is best to visit the temple during winters from October to March. Summers have scorching heat which is not the ideal time to visit.

Attractions Near Lotus Temple

There are other popular attractions near Lotus temple you might want to explore.

  • ISKCON Temple
  • Kalkaji Devi Temple
  • Kailash Shiv Mandir
  • Delhi Haat
  • Prachin Bhairon Mandir

If you are touring New Delhi, make sure to visit the Lotus temple. You will be delighted to experience the silence and harmonious environment, away from the bustling crowd. It is a distinctive place where you can meditate and connect with yourself and the Almighty.


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