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“Looks great from outside” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bahai Lotus Temple

Bahai Lotus Temple
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Private Delhi Tour: Lotus Temple, Qutub Minar and Dilli Haat
Ranked #17 of 412 things to do in New Delhi
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Owner 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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“Looks great from outside”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2013

The Lotus temple looks great from the outside, we got some great photos whilst queuing up to get in.

There was lots of queuing: to get in the outside gates, to get slightly close to the temple, to store your shoes that you have to take off, to get closer to the temple, to line up in groups before entering. Finally you get to go in. And then it's just a bit boring once you're in. It's quiet which is nice, but if you want to meditate (which I do) then there are better places than this. There is no interesting artwork, just a bland white interior. Maybe we had the wrong expectations but it wasn't worth going inside personally. The pools of water around it were very nice too.

Ultimately disappointing inside, but the exterior is great.

Visited March 2013
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“most valuable p e a c e !”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2013

This bahai masterpiece is worth visiting as it is very beautifully made to correlate lotus flower with peace n purity n love, the pin drop silence inside the temple tells us that nothing is more important than peace i this world it makes all human beings to personify being human.

Visited April 2012
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RAIPUR
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“Peace Centre DELHI”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2013

Famous for architecture, Those who wish to have a peaceful experience must visit Lotus temple. Its meditation hall is grand.

Visited December 2012
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Gurgaon, Haryana, India
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“Delhi's piece of peace of mind”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2013

The architecture is wonderful. The calm and serenity is what attracts me. It's like a peaceful oasis in the middle of a busy city.

Visited January 2013
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“With a unifying message”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2013

The Bahá'í House of Worship is architecturally beautiful, notable for its flowerlike shape.

Considered the Mother Temple in India. In the shape of a lotus flower (a symbol of peace, purity, love and immortality), this temple has 27 Greek marble "petals". A masterpiece integrating the Indian history and the modern engineering and architecture.

A bit far away from the tourist track but worthwhile.

Its message is unifying. I enjoyed sharing a meditation and praying moment with people from different religions. An experience I had never had before! Allowed me to dream of a better world, at least for a moment!

Free entry. Open to all religions (to worship God without denominational restrictions). Be ready to take your shoes off like most holy sites in India.

Visited January 2013
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