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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 #15 of 261 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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Wroclaw, Poland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

This place is very nice from outside - great architecture and garden, however there is nothing interesting inside. There is no fee for the entrance, sometimes you need to wait in a big queue to enter. Generally if you don't have much time in Delhi, don't bother about this one.

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Pune, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

A temple without any statue or prayers was the first impression when I visited this place. Shoes are not allowed inside - this is just a practice being followed here; may be to keep the temple free of dust and dirt. It is a large dome shaped hall inside with long queue of people outside. There is a briefing given... More

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Delhi
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Brillaint building .One of my favourites in India . Dedicated to Bahai community . The meditataion hall is a marvel itself .Calm , peaceful enviromnment is a wonderful experience.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

While in New Delhi any guided tour will take to this famous Baha'i temple. If you have a choice then go visit early morning or late afternoon as the New Delhi sun will toast you be it summer or winter. If you have another choice, then don't go visit it because you will waste precious time. In India you can... More

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Elkhart, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Be prepared to walk to get to the temple and also take your shoes off. There isn't much shade on the walk to the temple, so it was hot. (welcome to India). It was beautiful and quiet, but inside was just pews and a pretty view. Good place to meditate or pray.

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

A beautiful temple with peace and calm pervading. Carry socks with you because you need to walk barefoot from one point onwards. The heat can be unbearable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Fabulous hotel... Food good ... Rooms excellent... Fantastic service from all the staff. One problem, ..... Every Sunday, hundreds of Mexicans arrive for an overnight stay ... Getting as drunk as possible, as quickly as possible, taking over areas and allowing their children to scream.. They have no perception of personal space and will crowd around your sunbeds and parasols..... More

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Hamilton, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

There is a serenity at the Baha'i Temple which I did not experience in any of the other holy places I visited in my Golden Triangle trip. There is no fee to visit and no vendors trying to take your picture or sell a guidebook. Definitely worth a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This temple experience was lovely. The grounds are kept phenomenally well and as we queued to enter the temple the staff explained in Hindi and in English a bit about the faith. It's a lovely building, very easy to get to by metro and there is a nice public park next to the temple grounds which we walked through (albeit... More

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Bangalore, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

It reminds me of Sydney Opera house for some reason. The architecture is really good. I found it a bit tiring to walk the distance from the parking lot to the temple, the weather was too hot.

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