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Bahai Lotus Temple

Bahapur | Kalkaji (9 km/5 mi southeast of Connaught Pl., New Delhi 110019, India
+91-11 647-0526
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As featured in 3 days in New Delhi
Ranked #17 of 260 attractions in New Delhi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Religious Sites
Description: This architectural wonder looks like an enormous lotus blossom, reminiscent of the Sydney Opera House. Too bad the interior isn't even worth a look.
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Larisa, Greece
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This temple is one of the best sight we visited in Delhi and India! We felt so calm after our visit!

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Nothing can be more charming than a unique combination of faith and architecture. It is one os such marvels. Sitting calmly in the huge meditation hall gives shothing effect on mind and soul.

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London, United Kingdom
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

im not religious by any means, but the lotus temple welcomes all as a place to sit, relax, and get in touch with who ever you want, regardless of religious or origin. the beautiful garden walk upon entry sets the scene for the entry to the lotus temple. Silence is obstructed when in the temple allowing you to come in,... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Lotus Temple is amazing!! Another place that not everyone visits, but it is a must!! I heard someone say that the temple is beautiful from the outside and not special inside... Sorry, but if you cannot feel the depth and silence inside the temple... I'm sorry for you... I love Lotus Temple and the amazing silence inside...

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York, United Kingdom
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I'd seen pictures of it but nothing quite compared to seeing it up close. It's free to enter the site and you need to deposit your shoes before going in. The temple itself is quite out of the way but I'd certainly advise taking a look, if only for the architecture.

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Cascais, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Very cool and beautiful place to visit in Delhi if you have time :), with a nice and refresh architecture from the rest of the city and its very chill place as well

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Toulouse, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

It looks great on the outside, not so much to see on the inside. When you arrive they make you throw any food in your bag away. Very military and unfriendly. Also crowds of visitors mean that every one is marshalled along roped-off paths so difficult to stop to take photos. No-one is allowed on the huge grassy areas so... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Nothing special except the outer design of the temple. You are not allowed to walk through its park. Few volunteers at the entrance of gate giving directions about your stay in the temple but once you enter into temple, there is nothing except benches. One thing is worth appreciation that they take care of your shoes.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We went by tuktuk to the Lotus temple. As the driver dropped us he showed us the end of a very very long queue of people waiting to go in. It was a Sunday and the end of the school and university holidays so this might have meant more local people than normal were visiting the temple. The queue moved... More

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

good architecture well maintained and surrounded by greenery and good place to mediate worth visiting

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