- 8 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
This is a full-day tour of some of the spiritual sites of Delhi. You will be accompanied by a private guide who will share with you some insights into the various religions of this diverse country. Visit Hindu temples, a Baha’i temple, a mosque, a gurdwara (Sikh temple) and a church and see for yourself how the various religions peacefully co-exist in this large, secular and democratic country.
• Lakshmi Narayan Temple, a Hindu Temple
• Gurdwara Bangla Sahib, a Sikh Temple
• Jama Masjid, largest mosque in India
• St. James’ Church, an Anglican church
• Akshardham Temple, largest temple complex of the world
- Transport by private air-conditioned vehicle
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off
- Local English speaking guide
- Lunch (beverage excluded)
- 02 bottles of mineral water per person
- Bottled water
- Food and drinks, unless specified
Your hotel in the city of Delhi
Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
Same as departure location
You will be picked up from your hotel in the morning for a tour of some of the religious sites of Delhi.
The tour will commence with a visit to the Lakshmi Narayan temple, also known as Birla Mandir. It is the first in a series of temples built in India by the industrialist and philanthropist Birla family. The red and gold colored temple has several gardens and fountains and is crowded with devotees during the festivals of Janmashtami and Diwali.
Next, visit the majestic Gurdwara Bangla Sahib situated in the heart of New Delhi. It was originally a bungalow that belonged to Maharaja Jai Singh of Jaipur. It was converted into a gurdwara in honor of Guru Harkrishan, the eighth Guru of the Sikhs, who used the bungalow during his stay in Delhi. During that time there was a smallpox and cholera epidemic in the city and Guru Harkrishan tended to the sick from the precincts of this house. Later he himself succumbed to the disease. The Gurdwara has a holy pool, which is revered by Sikhs for having medicinal properties. The Gurdwara is made of white marble and has a gold plated dome which is visible from a distance.
Next travel back in time as you drive to Old Delhi to visit Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in India and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Built by the Mughal Emperor Shahjahan, it was completed at a princely sum of one million rupees in 1656. It is made of red sandstone and has 3 gates and 4 towers.
From the Jama Masjid, drive next to St. James’ Church. It is an Anglican Church that was built in 1836 by Colonel James Skinner. It served as a church for the British Viceroys for over 100 years. It was a focal point in the Mutiny of 1857 against the British. Viewed as a symbol of the British establishment in Delhi, it was targeted by the rebel Indian troops. The Reverend Jennings, chaplain of the church was captured and killed in the Red Fort.
Take a break for lunch (beverage excluded) at a local restaurant.
After lunch, travel to Akshardham temple, the largest temple complex in the world. It was built in 5 years with the untiring efforts of 11,000 artisans. It showcases the architectural styles of India and the eternal legacy of its rich and varied culture. It has a main temple dedicated to Bhagwan Swaminarayan and 3 large exhibition halls that display the essence of 10,000 years of heritage. There is a fountain show at sunset that depicts the three stages of birth, life and death.
The last stop on the tour is the magnificent Lotus temple. It is one of the 7 Baha’i temples in the world. Built in white marble, the temple is shaped like a lotus. It has 9 pools that shimmer in natural light. The temple offers moments of peace and meditation right in the midst of the hustle and bustle of the city.
At the end of the tour you will be dropped off at your hotel.
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Not recommended for pregnant women and people with back problems.
- A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops are allowed. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women.
- Consider wearing comfortable clothes and walking shoes.
- Children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult.
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.