Experience the real Delhi up close on the Delhi Temples Tour. At the start of the excursion, you will be picked up from your hotel in Metropolitan Delhi at the time pre-arranged with the tour operator.
Accompanied by your English-speaking guide, you will join Delhi’s commuters on the modern Metro Rail to Connaught Place, where the group will be given a short briefing.
Begin the exploration by joining priests as they chant prayers at the Monkey Temple, Hanuman Mandir. This temple is one of the oldest Hanuman temples in the country and was built by Maharaja Jai Singh in the year 1724. One of the highlights of the temple is the 24-hour chanting of the mantra 'Sri Ram, Jai Ram, Jai Jai Ram', since August 1, 1964. This continuous chanting has even secured a place in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Catch a tuk-tuk to the next stop, the Birla Mandir. The temple is dedicated to Vishnu, the second of the Hindu Trinity of creator-preserver-destroyer, and his consort Lakshmi, the Goddess of wealth. Built in 1938, it was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi on the express condition that people of all castes and especially untouchables would be allowed in. Continue to a Baha’i House of Worship affectionately known as the Lotus Temple due to its flowerlike shape. The temple was completed in 1986 and has won numerous architectural awards.
Travel by private vehicle to Akshardham Temple in the east of Delhi. The temple epitomises 10,000 years of Indian culture in all its breathtaking grandeur and beauty. The name, Akshardham, means 'the eternal, divine abode of the supreme God' and the temple showcases India’s ancient architecture, traditions and timeless spiritual messages. Enjoy a Thali lunch, (an assorted vegetarian food platter).
Drive back to Metro Station at Connaught Place where the tour comes to an end. A taxi to your hotel can be organised upon request.