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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 #16 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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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

It's very plain inside, so unless you are interested in the religion then outside is all you need to see. However it definitely is worth learning about the religion and a visit.

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Sedona, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Although not Bahai's ourselves, my wife and I had visited that faith's "House of Worship" (ie. temple/church) in Germany a few years ago and we enjoyed its architecture and gardens (in a village near Frankfurt). While there, we'd seen photos of the amazing 9-petaled Lotus Temple in Delhi, India; an architectural gem set in a beautiful green park, so we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

Can be easily reached by metro through the violet line which is very crowded at times ... Its peacefull inside the temple and its a fine architecture resembling a half opened lotus from above and it is the most visited monument in delhi

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Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Peaceful, calm place to just sit and think about. Nothing related to any specific religion. If you are fan of construction, civil and architecture you should definitely plan to visit.

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Seoul, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Make sure you are visiting it on the days when it is opened since when i visited the place on a weekday it was closed and had to come back the next day. The whole place peeks midst the busy traffic and corporate street and the lotus shaped dome is visible from a distance as well. You could reach the... More

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

I visited again after 20 years, this architectural marvel, shaped like a lotus flower, finds closest resemblance to the Sydney Opera House. Lotus is symbolic to beauty and peace which survives out in the worst surrounding's , and so is this place in the middle of a concrete bustling city. Bahai is a faith which follows only meditation , and... More

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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The Lotus temple is named due the its structure which resembles a Lotus flower. It's a long walk from the gate to the actual Temple building. The garden in front of the temple is well maintained and looks good.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The look is great but it is pretty empty inside. 30 mins is more than enough for you to go one round. you have to queue up before getting inside the lotus and you can't take photo inside. It is a bit of distance from Metro station, tuk-tuk may charge you R30-R50 or if you walk, it's going to take... More

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

A well planned multi faith prayer place. Well organised to deal with large crowds. Beautiful surroundings

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I had a good time visiting this place. Weekends it is more crowded. Felt cool inside in the hot summers also.

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