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“HIDDEN GEM! A must-see temple”

Jain Svetambar Temple
Ranked #236 of 422 things to do in New Delhi
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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“HIDDEN GEM! A must-see temple”
Reviewed April 21, 2014

This is by-far one of the best Jain temples I have been to. It is tucked away deep inside Chandni Chowk so make you ask around or preferably get a guide to explore the market. The intricate carvings on the ceilings and floors are spectacular to say the least. You will leave behind the cacophony of the market to enter a spectacular albeit small temple. Do not miss this temple as it truly represents Indian history and culture.

Visited April 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Read up before you go”
Reviewed January 30, 2012

The alley that leads to the temple is astonishingly intricate in woodwork design, and each building boasts a different vibrant colour - I haven't seen anything like this is India. It actually reminded me a little of Hoi An in Vietnam. You will need to pay a voluntary (read compulsory) contribution. Also, if you are like me, you will end up paying a second contribution to your guide, who will in around 60 seconds give you a mega-quick tour, where you will learn very little about this very interesting and peaceful religion. Best bet is to read up on Jainism and this temple before you visit so that you can experience its full potential.

Visited January 2012
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