8 Temples to Visit in Delhi, India (Complete Guide) You shouldn't Miss

New Delhi is national capital of India. The city has its own identity, culture, language, tradition and is very rich in  Hindiu temples, Muslim mosques, Christian Churches, Sikh’s Gurudwaras and many forts and old heritages. If you plant to visit this city, then there are so many interesting places to see. There are so many temples to visit in Delhi India. In this post,  I will introduce you 10 temples you would definately like to visit them. The temples I have listed is based on my personal experiece and interest. More interesting temples  are at first then order goes on it.

1.  Akshardham Temple

Swami Naryan Akshardham temple located near Noida Mor, New Delhi, India is one of my all time favorite Hindu temple of Delhi. Obviously its structure and artistic tresure inside is one reason, but for me, personally , I go at least once a month to see a very special show – Musical Water Fountain ( Picture is given below). The temple was built in 2005 based on Vastu Shastra and Pancharatra. Unlike other Hindu temple, we don’t worship here, all we do is just see, analyse and feel peace in art and music.

Closed –  Monday

Who can Visit – Any one from any race, religion, sex & country.

Entry Fee – Free

Application Fee (Optional) – INR 35 ( $.50 USD) for Musical water fountain show & INR 250 (5$) for Photograph in front of Temple.

Musical Water Fountain Show Time – Evening 7:15 PM ( it can change slightely in winter).

How to Reach – There is a Delhi metro station named Akshardham. You can use metro or Delhi Transport Corporation’s public bus. You can also take cab or auto rickshaw (tuk tuk).

Swami Narayan Akshardham Temple Delhi India
Swami Narayan Akshardham Temple Delhi India

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Note – No digital products like camera, mobile are allowed to take inside. You have a very good security check and you have to take off the shoe only when you will enter into the temple inside.

Akshardham Musical Water Fountain Show
Akshardham Musical Water Fountain Show

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If you ask me , this is the reason I go to Swami Narayan Akshardham temple at least once every month. Colorful water show with a story on Hinduism, how the universe evolved and all . But initial narration is in Hindi, sorry for English Speaker 🙁

2. Lotus Temple

Bahai’s temple also popularly known as Lotus temple or also sometime Sydney Opera of India is located near Nehru place, Delhi. It is the place where Bahai religious people come and find peace inside the hall. The Expressionist architectual view has given this temple so many names. Insidet the temple there is big hall where we find pin drop silent with 100s of chair. And the temple is just like lotus temple. The nine ponds outside not only increase the beauty but also works as natural cooling sytem inside the temple.

Opening days – Everyday except Monday.

Opening time – 8:30 AM morning t0 7:o0 PM evening.

Who can visit – Anybody from any religion.

Entry Fee – Free

 How to Reach – There is a Delhi metro station named Kalkaji. Get down there if you are buy Metro or  Delhi Transport Corporation’s public bus. You can also take cab or auto rickshaw (tuk tuk). It is very closed to India’s high tech market place called – Nehru place. You can walk from there or take auto rickshaw.

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Lotus Temple Top View
Lotus Temple at Night delhi
Lotus Temple at Night
Anil Mahato & Anna Marie Miller(New Zealand) at Lotus Temple June 2012
Anil Mahato & Anna Marie Miller(New Zealand) at Lotus Temple June 2012

See my walk through video of Lotus Temple, every nook and corner.

Click to see – Beautiful Panorama view of Lotus Temple

3. Bangla Sahib Gurudwara

This is called Gurudwara or Temple of Sikhs. There are so many Gurudwara in Delhi, all are so beautiful, but for me , I like to go here . When my forgeiner friends come to see me in Delhi. I often take them here when they wish to see some Gurudwara. It is located at centre of Delhi, Cannaught Place. The beautiful pond attached to gurudwara increases its beauty and colorful fishes makes you wow.

Opening time – 12:00 AM t0 11:45 PM

Entry Fee – Free

Who can visit – Anybody from any race or religion.

Photography – Allowed

Note – You have to cover your head to get inside.You can use your handkerchief or you will get their at entrace. You also have to take of the shoe at entrace gate. You will get depositing box , so need to worry. They (Sikhs) are so humble & hospitable to take care of your shoe and property.

Bangla Sahib Gurudwara New Delhi, India
Bangla Sahib Gurudwara New Delhi, India

4. Chhatarpur Temple

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Chhatarpur temple is another beautiful & very religious Hindu temples in delhi to visit. The original name of this temple is too big 😛 – Shri Adhya Katyani Shakti Peeth Mandir . As it is located in southern Delhi called Chhatarpur so, it is popularly known as Chhatarpur Mandir/temple. For your information, this is India’s 2nd largest temple complex area (60 acres). It’s Hindu goddess Katyani temple. In this complex, you will also find other 20 small temples sectioned into 3 categories.

Opening days – Everday

Who can visit – Anybody from any religion.

Entry fee – Free

How to get there – There is a Delhi metro station called Qutub Minar. You can take auto rickshaw or cab from there. Its about 4Km away from there.

South Indian Style Chhatarpur Temple, Delhi India
South Indian Style Chhatarpur Temple, Delhi India

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5. ISKON Temple

ISKON stands for International Society for Krishna Consciousness. So it is very clear that its temple of Lord Krishna & Goddess Radha (her belover). The temple is really beautiful. If you want to participate in praying,  I will suggest you better visit in evening time. In Krishnjamastami ( the birthday of Lord Krishna) Festival, the temple celebrates it with great rejoice.

Entry Fee – Free

Location – East of Kailash, New Delhi

Who can visit – Anyone from any religion or race

How to Get there – Its close to lotus temple. Same way to go here.

ISKON Temple New Delhi India
ISKON Temple New Delhi, India

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6. Birla Mandir / Laxminarayan Temple

Laxminarayan temple also famous as Birla mandir is another Hindu temples to visit in Delhi. For your information, it was anugarated by Mahatma Gandhi ( father of India) in 1939.  As it was made by two person with family name Birla, the temple is also famous in that name. Narayan is the another name of Lord Vishnu and Laxmi is the name of her wife- goddess of wealth Laxmi. This is known as Delhi’s most holiest temple. You must try to visit such temple if you are visiting Delhi. In krishnajanmasthami , the temple celebrate with big decoration and rejoice.

Opening Days – Everyday

Entry Fee – Free

Who Can visit – Anybody from any religion and race

How to Get there – There is a metro station called – Ram Krishna Ashram Marg, close to Paharganj (tourists favorite affordable place in Delhi for hotels and lodges). It is very near to that. You can take autorickshaw or cab from there or even human pulling rickshaw from there.

Birla Mandir - Holiest Temple in New Delhi India
Birla Mandir – Holiest Temple in New Delhi India

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7. Malai Mandir / Uttara Swami Malai Temple

This is south Indian style temple is specially for Tamil, Telegu , Malyalam & Kannad community people. This is one of the beautiful temple 0f New Delhi to visit located at hill in RK Puram, New Delhi, India. This is a temple of Lord Swaminatha.

Entry Fee – Free

Who can visit – Anybody from any relgion and race

Days of Opening – Everyday

How to Get There – You can take Delhi Transport Corporation’s public buses or you can take cab or auto rickshaw to get there.

Malai Mandir, New Delhi, India
Malai Mandir, New Delhi, India

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8. Mangal Mahadev Complex

Though the name is under only god name – Mahadev, also known as Lord Shiva, there you will find so many other statues of varous Hindu god & goddess. 3 of the statues are very tall – Lord Shiva, Lord Ram & Sita & Lord Krishna & Radha. Take a look on the photographs I had taken when I visited this complex in last rainy season (2013).

Lord Ram Sita Statues at Mangal Mahadev Delhi, India
Lord Ram Sita Statues at Mangal Mahadev Delhi, India
Lord Mahadev at Mangal Mahadev, New Delhi, India
Lord Mahadev at Mangal Mahadev, New Delhi, India
Goddes Radha & Lord Krishna at Mangal Mahadev, New Delhi
Goddes Radha & Lord Krishna at Mangal Mahadev, New Delhi

See the video I had shot with 360 degree view of Mangal Mahadev –

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