Delhi, the capital city of India, is a melting pot of cultures with many mosques, temples and churches scattered around the city. This tour will take you to three of Delhi’s most important temples. The ISKCON temple constructed by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness is a beautiful temple dedicated to the Hindu God Krishna.
A little way from ISKCON is the Lotus temple of the Baha’i faith. The lotus has been an evocative symbol of beauty and purity, representative of divinity in Indian iconography. The building, shaped like a lotus promotes the central theme of Bahá'u'lláh's (the founder of the Baha’i faith) message that humanity is one single race and that the day has come for its unification in one global society.
The Birla Temple, also known as the Lakshminarayan Temple is dedicated to Lakshmi (the Hindu Goddess of wealth) and her divine consort, Lord Narayana (Vishnu). Inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi with the stipulation that it should be open to people of all castes (including the untouchables) and faiths, the temple is one of the most important temples in Delhi.
You will be picked up from your hotel and travel in an air conditioned vehicle, accompanied by a guide for a tour of three of the most important temples of Delhi. You will visit:
• ISKCON Temple: Constructed by The International Society for Krishna Consciousness, this temple is famous for three hi-tech robots of Krishna, Arjuna and Srila Prabhupada, the founder of ISKCON. The mission of this nonsectarian, monotheistic movement is to promote the well being of society by teaching the science of Krishna consciousness according to Bhagavad-gita and other ancient scriptures.
• Lotus Temple: The Bahá'í Mashriqu'l-Adhkar, better known as the "Lotus Temple", is open to all faiths and is a marvel of modern architecture. Shaped like a lotus, this temple's design of ethereal beauty and apparent simplicity belies the complex geometry underlying its execution in concrete form.
• Birla Temple: The Lakshminarayan Mandir built by B.D. Birla is a modern Hindu temple dedicated to Lakshmi (the Hindu Goddess of wealth) and Narayana (the preserver). The entire complex, especially the walls and the upper gallery are full of paintings carried out by artists from Jaipur in Rajasthan. The rear of the temple has been developed as an artificial mountainous landscape with fountains and waterfalls.
After this tour you will be taken back to your hotel. The tour ends at the hotel.
Daily Except Monday
Start time: 0900h (9:00am)
Duration: 3-4 hours
Your hotel in Delhi. (Please advise your hotel at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)
Your hotel in Delhi
Please be suitably dressed to enter temples. Do carry something to cover your head with.
Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the start of the tour to reconfirm the departure details
The Lotus Temple is closed on Mondays
Pick up and drop off is not included from NCR (National Capital Region) Hotels. If clients are staying in NCR hotels (Gurgaon, Faridabad and Noida) so there will be supplement of US$25 total for extra running of vehicle and taxes.
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