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Lotus Temple, Delhi

About Lotus Temple
Lotus Temple, also known as the Bahai Temple is located in Kalkaji in the south of Delhi India. The most captivating architectural wonder of the 20th century, the Lotus temple is the place which beckons people from all the sects and religions. Shaped like a Lotus in white marble, cement, dolomite and sand, the temple lures every single traveller to Delhi India. Lotus Temple or Bahai Temple is an ideal location to sit and meditate for its soothing settings. Visited by thousands everyday, the Lotus Temple is the right place to obtain peace and tranquility.

The Lotus Temple is a newly built architectural marvel of the Bahai faith. The Bahai Faith is the youngest of the world's independent religions. Its founder, Bahadullah (1817-1892), is regarded by Bahais as the most recent in the line of Messengers of God that stretches back beyond recorded time and that includes Abraham, Moses, Buddha, Zoroaster, Christ and Muhammad.

Lotus Temple - Delhi
The Architecture
The delicate architecture of the Lotus Temple is built in two layers. The first layer contains nine white marble-covered petals rising towards heaven, while the second layer of nine petals serves to conceal the portals. The fabulous structure built in total white is a fantastic sight to behold. The interior, especially, the Hall of Worship, conforms to that of all Bahai temples and is so calm and quiet that even a low whisper echoes loudly in the structure. No image representing a religion are housed here except the copies of the Holy Scriptures and wooden pews. The construction of the temple was completed in 1986 and from then it was open to the public.

Other Attractions Near the Lotus Temple
Red Fort
Built by the Mughal Emperor Shahjehan, the Red Fort is a sight to see. Red Fort or lal qila as it is more popularly known is a masterpiece of architecture and one of the most haunting spots for tourists from both India and abroad.

Qutub Minar
Qutub Minar was the first Islamic structure Built in India. One of the most visited tourist spot of Delhi, Qutub Minar was built in 1199 by Qutub-ud-Din. . It is 72.5 m high and one has to climb 379 steps to get to the top. The diameter of the base is 14.3 m while the top floor measures 2.7 m in diameter.

India Gate
India Gate is a majestic high arch, 42 meters high, built as a memorial to the Indian soldiers killed in the World War I. The surrounding area is an ideal place for spending sometime with family and friends.

Getting There
Air : The temple is located in New Delhi so reaching it won't be a problem.
Rail : Delhi has two railheads - New Delhi Railway Station and Old Delhi Railway Station, both of which is connected to rest of India by several trains.
Road : Delhi has well defined road and can be reached from nearby place very easily.









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