Delhi is the National Capital city of India and is packed full of interesting history and many attractions. Here’s quotemelody a list of eleven things you shouldn’t miss when you visit Delhi, India.
1. The Lotus Temple
The Lotus Temple, which is a Baha’i house of worship, is one of the most iconic images of the city. The temple is constructed into the shape of a lotus flower, each petal made from a huge panels of marble. Entrance is free, and once you remove your shoes, you can step inside and enjoy the peacefulness of the sanctuary.
2. Jama Masjid
Much of North India through its history was ruled by Islamic Mughals. The largest mosque in the city and in all of India is the Jama Masjid, located in Old Delhi, right in between Chandni Chowk and Chawri Bazar. You can enter the mosque for free and walk around, but if you want to take photos you will be charged three hundred rupees.
3. Akshardham Temple
There are many attractions in Delhi, but the one that most blew my mind was the modern Hindu temple of Akshardham. The complex is immense, and the detail of the exterior and interior of the temple is unbelievable. You can easily spend a few hours walking around the complex and admiring the incredible construction. Entrance is free and there is a safe place to deposit your belongings before entering.
4. Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
The most important Sikh temple in Delhi is known as Gurudwara Bangla Sahib. It’s a really friendly temple where you can freely walk around or go into the sanctuary where you can sit down and enjoy the live music. Also on the complex you’ll find a health clinic, a huge pool of water, and a dining hall that serves meals to thousands each day.
5. Laxmi Narayan Mandir
Hinduism is one of the major religions in India, and the Laxmi Narayan Mandir is a famous temple in Delhi. It was initially inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi as a place for Indians of all castes to come and worship. Now it’s a little bit of a tourist attraction, but it’s worth a visit if you’re in town.