Small-Group Tour: Temples of Delhi
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Explore Delhi’s famous temples and see its breathtaking architecture on this exciting full-day small-group tour! Visit the Hanuman Temple, Birla Mandir, Baha’i House of Worship and the Akshardham Temple before enjoying a traditional southern Indian lunch. Travel by tuk-tuk, metro rail and a private vehicle as you get a glimpse into India’s places of worship. This small-group tour with no more than 12 participants ensures a more intimate experience.
Soak in the vibrant spirit of Delhi on a day tour of its temples! Begin your adventure by hopping on the metro rail from Karol Bagh to Connaught Place.
First visit the Hanuman Temple, one of the oldest temples in the country, built by Maharaja Jai Singh in 1724. The temple honors the Hindu deity Hanuman, an incarnation of the divine and disciple of the Lord Rama. A unique feature of the temple is the mantra “Sri Ram, Jai Ram, Jai Jai Ram,” consistently chanted 24 hours a day since August 1, 1964. This chanting is documented in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Next, travel by tuk-tuk, an electric rickshaw to the Birla Mandir. This temple is devoted to Vishnu, the second deity of the Hindu Trinity, and his partner Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth. The temple is decorated with many shrines, fountains and a large garden. During Hindu festivals, thousands of devotees come to this temple to worship Vishnu.
Continue on to the Baha’i House of Worship, a stunningly shaped temple in the image of an unfurling white lotus. The temple is surrounded by pools and lush green grass. The temple’s magnificent design has won numerous architectural awards and provides great photo opportunities.
Then travel by private vehicle to Akshardham Temple, the world’s largest comprehensive Hindu temple. The grand, ancient-style, intricately hand-carved stone temple was built by 11,000 artisans over five years, opening in 2005. Akshardham displays the essence of India’s art and culture in its awe-inspiring structure.
Finally, enjoy a Tahli lunch, a southern Indian meal consisting of multiple sweet and spicy dishes. After lunch, your tour will conclude at Connaught Place. You are then free to explore on your own or allow your guide to assist with arranging a taxi back to your hotel.
- Transport by local train and tuk tuk
- Local English-speaking guide
- All entrance fees
What isn't included
- Gratuities (recommended)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off