Delhi has always been a popular city due to its Indian culture and traditions, art and stunning architecture. Temples of Delhi have breathtaking architecture, a serene aura and interesting stories behind them which combine culture with elegance. I am mentioning some of the best temples in Delhi that are a must-visit during your Delhi Darshan for a spiritual experience.
1. Akshardham Temple
The epitome of Indian Culture, Akshardham Temple, dedicated to Lord Swaminarayan is a renowned temple of Delhi visited by thousands of tourists every day to admire its magnificent beauty, watch shows like robot shows, movies and enjoy boat rides as well. Inside this massive temple, you will find numerous statues of other deities also, showcasing the rich history of Indian culture and architecture. Adding to this, in the evening, people can witness a water show which is very much worth seeing and trust me you will be mesmerized by the view. The temple also has an open garden and a restaurant that serves yummy food. Note:- Phones, Bags and Wallets are not allowed inside the temple.
2. Lotus Temple
Lotus Temple is also known as the White temple was built in the honour of Baha’i religion where everyone is welcomed regardless of their religion, caste and status. This house of worship is constructed in the form of a Lotus flower, giving it a really stunning look. Even the main entrance of the Lotus temple has a floral garden and pools making it one of the most attractive tourist places in Delhi. To feel the divine energy and tranquillity offered by the temple, tourists from all around the world come and explore this gorgeous temple.
3. Birla Mandir
Nestled in the heart of Delhi – Connaught Place, Birla Mandir is one of the top tourist attractions to visit in Delhi for a nice spiritual experience where one can sit in a quiet atmosphere and seek blessings from god. This temple is dedicated to God Vishnu and Goddess Laxmi. So, sometimes it is also called the Laxminarayan temple. This grand temple spreads across 7.6 acres that has several gardens, beautiful fountains, shrines and sculptures. Moreover, the temple also has shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva, Hanuman, Ganesha etc. So, to experience peace of mind and witness a beautiful example Indian architecture, you must include this temple in your Delhi sightseeing.
4. Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
One of the most popular temples in the World, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is a Sikh temple dedicated to the 8th Sikh Guru – Guru Harkishan Singh. This temple has great importance for all the Sikhs and even people from other religions visit as well to seek Guru Ji’s blessings and enjoy the calm atmosphere. Adding to this, the temple houses a holy river known as ‘Sarovar” and a museum also where one can go and understand the history of Sikh culture and religion. Daily, free food called “Langar” is offered to thousands of devotees. So, without any fail, if you are in Delhi, you must visit this prominent place and also taste the delicious Langar considered as blessings of Guru Ji.
5. Iskcon Temple
Iskcon temple is generally known as the International Society for Krishna Consciousness is a well-known temple dedicated to God Krishna and Goddess Radharani. The temple provides religious and cultural teachings of the Vedas to improve your social life and understand your love for the supreme god – Krishna. I have been to Iskcon several times because I love the spiritual aura, values and knowledge that I get about Indian culture. According to me, Iskcon temple is a meaningful place where one can immerse oneself in the glorious teachings of Bhagavad Gita and Vedas. So, this temple is absolutely a must-visit during your Delhi tour.
Other than these, Jhandewalan Temple, Kalka Mandir, Hanuman Mandir, Chatturpur Mandir are also very famous temples in Delhi that offer spiritual experiences.