The land of many sites both ancient and modern, India does not disappoint any tourists in terms of the sights it offers. India is known for being the home to the biggest Hindu population in the world (in terms of numbers and not ratio) and naturally there are many iconic temples and pilgrimage sites all across the country. This article talks about the top 5 temples you need to visit in New Delhi.
The capital city of New Delhi is undoubtedly one the most (if not the most) visited places in India. It is the focal point of all things related to the country. It has everything that makes it a great capital and also one of the best cities in the world. From high rises of corporate buildings and shopping complexes, to the ancient historical sites, the urban villages with happening nightlife, the mouth-watering street food available on almost every street corner, the iconic temples and mosques around the city and the beautiful gardens and parks. It has the best international airport in India which often marks the start for many foreign tourists on their tour to India. It also has flights flying in to every parts of the country. Some common flights like the flights from New Delhi to Goa are often available at cheap rates. With all the things that is there to see and do, you need to prioritize your itinerary. Mentioned below are the top five temples you can visit during your trip.
With its structure and design resembling exactly a Lotus, this temple is one of the most iconic sites of not New Delhi alone but the whole country. While the exterior of the temple may look strikingly beautiful the interior is as breathtaking as well. The inside of the temple is quiet and there are no temples or idols or even an altar like you would see in any other temple, but is a perfect place to sit and meditate.
An old temple in south Delhi, the iconic Chhatarpur Temple is one of the biggest temples in terms of the complex and also one of the busiest during the festive seasons. Devotees throng and fill up the 70 acres of land the temple is built on and a celebration in the temple results in a traffic meltdown of the whole area. The structure is beautifully designed with a fusion of north indian and south indian style of architecture.
Lakshmi Narayan Temple
Lakshmi Narayan Temple is a multi-storied working with the vast majority of the structure worked with red sandstone and has perplexing planning on its dividers and columns. There is likewise a major greenery enclosure in the premises with counterfeit caverns, stone creatures, falling waterfalls and wellsprings. An existence size stallion attracted chariot white marble is one of the real attractions here.
The Akshardham temple is not just a temple. It is a sight that is so beautifully and magnificently built that a visit to Delhi without paying a visit to this temple does not justify your trip to Delhi. This massive temple design and built with such finesse is also well maintained with beautiful gardens in its complex.
Probably one of the most famous temples in Delhi, the ISKCON temple can be visited at the Hare Krishna hill in the East of Kailash. There is a monstrous corridor that has been embellished with scenes portrayed from the Mahabharata. The celestial serenade of the Hare Rama, Hare Krishna and the pleasant beating of the Mridangam makes the feeling of the sanctuary to a great degree devout. ISKCON likewise has a gallery, where one can discover duplicates of the Bhagvad Gita in any dialect.