Visit the famous temples of Hindu, Bahá'í, and Jain faiths in Delhi area on a full-day tour with chauffeur. Admire the architecture and artistic details of Akshardham Temple, Lakashmi Narayan/Birla Temple, the Lotus Temple, and several others.
What to Expect
Start out early in the morning on this full-day program, with a visit to the Hindu Akshardam temple complex. Throughout the day you’ll be immersed in traditional Hindu and Indian culture, spirituality, and architecture.
The main monument, at the center of the complex, is 141 feet high, and covered top to bottom with intricate carvings of flora, fauna, dancers, musicians, and deities. The temple, which attracts approximately 70 percent of all tourists who visit Delhi, was officially opened in 2005 and has been verified by Guinness World Records as the largest comprehensive Hindu temple complex in the world.
Next on the itinerary is the Laxminarayan Temple, a Hindu temple that is dedicated to Vishnu with his consort Lakshmi. The temple, inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi, was completed in 1939. Spread over 7.5 acres, this temple complex features many shrines, fountains, and a large garden.
The temple is a major local attraction and also draws many thousands of devotees during the Hindu festivals of Janmashtami and Diwali. Gandhi set a condition that the temple not be restricted to Hindus and would be open to people from every caste in Indian society.
Take a break for lunch before visiting the Lotus Temple, a Bahá'í house of worship that was completed in 1986. Notable for its flowerlike shape, it serves as the mother temple for the Bahá'í faithful of the Indian subcontinent and has become a prominent attraction in Delhi.
Later in the afternoon you’ll drive to the Iskcon Temple, located at Hare Krishna Hills in one of the largest temple complexes in India. Opened in 1998, the temple was built completely in marble, and is situated on a site that covers more than 60 acres. The Goddess Katyayani is the main deity of the complex but there are also temples dedicated to Lord Rama, Lord Ganesha, and Lord Shiva. Both southern and northern Indian styles of temple architecture have been incorporated.
Before returning to your hotel you’ll stop at the Sri Digambar Jain Temple, which is the oldest and best-known Jain temple in Delhi. Originally built in 1656, it was constructed of red sandstone and stands directly across from the Red Fort in the historical Chandni Chowk area.
- Pick-up and drop off at your accommodation
- Air-conditioned car with driver
- Parking and fuel costs
- 1 bottle of mineral water
What's Not Included
- Lunch or snacks
- Entrance fees
- Personal purchases
Know Before You Go
The Lotus and Akshardham temples are closed on Mondays.