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Lotus Temple

The Lotus temple is a house of worship of the people of the Bahai faith. The temple is popular for its beautiful structure that looks like a giant white lotus flower. The structure consists of 27 petals that are free standing and constructed of pure marble.

The magnificent building was designed by Persian architect Fariboz Sahba and was opened to the public in the year 1986. The monument took 10 years to complete and the team responsible for the final structure consisted of 800 engineers and artists. Although the features are predominantly of the Bahai faith, the temple is open to everyone regardless of their faith and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Delhi.

The temple creates a very peaceful ambience that is perfect for prayers and meditation. The lotus itself is a symbol of peace and integrity and the edifice was given this shape to pass this message to all its visitors. It consists of nine ponds around the structure to make the beautiful lotus structure appear as if it is floating on water. The Lotus Temple, for this technical and artistic genius, has received several awards. It is one the world’s most visited edifices with over 50 million visitors from the time it was opened in 1986.

Visit Information:-

Location:: Kalkaji Temple, Nehru Place

Nearest Metro Station: Kalkaji Mandir

Bahai House of Worship, Bahapur, Kalkaji, New Delhi 110019.

Contact Numbers: 011 26470526, 011 26444029.

Open: Tuesday to Sunday;    Monday closed

Show times:
English: 10:30 am to 5:30 pm, every 20 minutes.
Hindi: 10:30 am to 5:30 pm, on the half hour.

Prayer timing: 10:0 am, 12:0 pm, 3:0 pm and 5:0 pm

Opened to General Public: 13 November 1986.

Total Height: 34 metres.

Architect: Fariborz Sahba.

Seating capacity: 1300 People.

Visit Timings:
9:00 am to 5:30 pm (1 October to 31 March)
9:00 am to 7:0 pm (1 April to 30 September)

Ticket Price (Entrance Fee): FREE

Distance From:-

IGI and palam Airport:16.8 KM

New Delhi RLY Station: 13.5 KM

Old Delhi RLY Station: 15 KM

Nizamuddin RLY Station: 6.4 KM

Anand Vihar RLY Station: 16.3 KM