- 8 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
Visit three of the most famous religious sites of Delhi- the Akshardham temple, Lakshmi Narayan temple and the Lotus temple. Get a glimpse into the religious beliefs and culture of India as your guide takes you to these three sites. Spend some time in silent contemplation as you visit these islands of peace in the midst of the hustle and bustle of the city.
• Lotus Temple, a Baha’i temple
• Lakshmi Narayan Temple, a Hindu temple
• Akshardham Temple, the largest temple complex in the world
- Transport by private air-conditioned vehicle
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off
- Local English speaking guide
- 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 locations.
You will be picked up from your hotel in the morning and driven to the splendid white, lotus shaped temple which is the last of seven major Baha’i temples in the world. It was built in 1986 and is made of pure white marble. The architect chose the lotus as it is a symbol common to four religions of India- Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Islam. The temple is open to people of all faiths and offers a peaceful sanctuary to meditate and pray. Around the petals are 9 pools of water that glisten in natural light. The temple is a sight to behold when lit up in the evening.
Next visit the Lakshmi Narayan temple, popularly known as Birla Mandir. It is the first of a series of temples built over India by the industrialist and philanthropist Birla family. It was built in 1939. It is dedicated to the Goddess Lakshmi (the Goddess of Prosperity) and Lord Narayan (the Preserver). The temple was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi on condition that people from all walks of life be permitted to enter it. It is packed with devotees during the festivals of Janmashtami and Diwali. The temple is a 3-storied structure and has 3 large towers, the tallest of which is 525 feet high. The temple also has a large hall, the Geeta Bhawan, which has numerous paintings depicting scenes from various religious texts of India. The temple complex also has a statue of the Buddha.
Take a pause for lunch (own expense) at a local restaurant.
After lunch, the last stop for the day will be the grand Akshardham temple. The temple has featured in the Guiness Book of World Records as the world’s largest comprehensive Hindu temple. It took five years and 11 000 artisans and volunteers to construct this temple that was opened to the public in 2005. The walls of this ancient style stone temple are covered with intricately carved sculptures of flora, fauna, dancers, musicians and Hindu deities. The temple was constructed on the tenets of traditional Hindu architecture and does not have any ferrous metal. There are over nine domes, 230 intricately carved pillars, 148 life sized elephants and over 20 000 idols in the temple.
At the end of the tour you will be dropped back 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
- Adult pricing applies to all travelers.
- Children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult.
- 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. Remove footwear outside the temple. Socks are fine, you can keep wearing them.
- A moderate amount of walking is involved. Please wear comfortable shoes.
- Lotus Temple and Akshardham Temple remain closed on Mondays.
- 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.