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Explore Delhi’s Spiritual Side With 7 Best Religious Places

Delhi – the metropolitan city of India, featuring the sky soaring modernity and a lot more, is popular as the capital city of India. There is no end to the list of attractions in the city. Historic, cultural, as well as religious sites are present in the city. These religious places not only reflect the architectural brilliance but also charm the visitors with its spiritual side. Here is a small list of attractions that are considered of great religious importance and worth visiting:

>> Akshardham Temple:

Akshardham Temple

Akshardham Temple

This temple is an architectural wonder in the city. The temple attracts devotees of Lord Swaminarayan and also tourists that are fond of visiting places that exhibit excellent architectural brilliance. Almost a half day is required to explore the temple complex. The visitors are not allowed to take cameras, mobiles or any baggage inside the temple complex due to security reasons.

Fast Facts:

  • Nearest Metro Station: Akshardham (Blue Line)
  • Timings: 11am to 8pm (Monday closed)
  • Entry Fee: Free for the complex; For the museum- INR 125 for adults and children, INR 75 for senior citizen
  • Address: On NH 24, Mayur Vihar, New Delhi, 110032, India

>> Gurudwara Bangla Sahib:

Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

Being Sikh or Punjabi is not necessary to visit the Gurudwara Bangla Sahib. In the year 1783, this Gurudwara was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Alam II. This shrine is dedicated to Guru Har Kishan, the 8th Sikh Guru. This religious place is open 24/7 for the visitors.

Fast Facts:

  • Nearest Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk, Patel Chowk (Yellow Line)
  • Timings: Open all day and night
  • Entry: Free
  • Address: Ashoka Road, Connaught Place, New Delhi, 110001, India

>> Jama Masjid:

Jama Masjid

Jama Masjid

The Jama Masjid was constructed in the year 1656 by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. The mosque is highly spacious and could accommodate upto 25,000 worshippers. Thus, the festivals like Ramzan and Eid are celebrated with great pomp and grace.

Fast Facts:

  • Nearest Metro Station: Chawri Bazar (Yellow Line)
  • Timings: 7am to 12pm, 1:30 to 6:30pm
  • Entry: Free
  • Address: Off Netaji Subhash Marg, Near West Gate of Red Fort, Delhi, 110006, India

>> Sacred Heart Cathedral:

Sacred Heart Cathedral

Sacred Heart Cathedral

Sacred Heart Cathedral is one of the most beautiful Catholic churches in Delhi. The church is located between the two popular Convent of St. Columba’s, and Jesus and Mary in the Central Delhi. This beautiful structure, built in the year 1930 is worth visiting amongst the religious places in Delhi.

Fast Facts:

  • Nearest Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk, Patel Chowk (Yellow Line)
  • Timings: Open all day; Mass: 6am and 6.30pm (in English)
  • Entry: Free
  • Address: 1, Ashok Place, New Delhi, 110001, India

>> Baha’i House of Worship:

Lotus Temple

Lotus Temple

The Lotus Temple is the name used for the Baha’i House of Worship, by the locals. This temple is one of the finest architectural pieces in the city. The temple shaped like a white lotus. The calm environment attracts visitors to enjoy the silence and experience the divinity in the aura.

Fast Facts:

  • Nearest Metro Station: Kalkaji Mandir (Violet Line)
  • Timings: 9am to 7pm (Monday closed)
  • Entry: Free
  • Address: Bahapur, Kalkaji, New Delhi, 110019, India

>> ISKCON Temple:

Isckon Temple Delhi

Iskcon Temple Delhi

The ISKCON Temple, built in 1998, is basically a complex of temples. This is probably the largest temple complex in India. The temples are dedicated to Lord Krishna and the festival of Janmashtami is celebrated with great show and grace.

Fast Facts:

  • Nearest Metro Station: Nehru Place, Kailash Colony (Violet Line)
  • Timings: 4:00 am – 10:00 pm
  • Entry: Free
  • Address: 1 Hare Krishna Hill, East of Kailash, St Nagar, East of Kailash, New Delhi, DL 110065, India

>> Birla Mandir:

Birla Mandir

Birla Mandir

The Birla Mandir is popularly known as the Lakshmi Narayan Temple. The temple is dedicated to ‘Lord Narayana’ (the preserver) and ‘Lakshmi’ (Goddess of Wealth). The temple was built in the year 1938 according to the Orissan style of architecture. A reading room, a guest house and a library are also important features of the temple.

Fast Facts:

  • Nearest Metro Station: Ramkrishna Ashram Marg (Blue Line)
  • Timings: 6am to 10pm
  • Entry: Free
  • Address: Near Gole Market, Mandir Marg, Connaught Place, New Delhi, India

Neelam Talreja
is a Travel Writer with a keen interest in writing about incredible destinations. Her write-ups are detailed and comprising of all relevant details that could accommodate. All write-ups are written after thorough research with a blend of creative writing that will make you travel along.


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