· Summer: 25 to 47° C (Very Hot)
· Winter: 1 to 25° C (Chilled)
.Monsoon: July to September
Best time to visit:
February to April and August to November
Opening Time: 09:00 a.m. (summer & winter)
Closing Time: 07:00 p.m. (summer) and 06:00 p.m. (winter)
Weekly Holiday: Mondays
Entry Fees for Indians
Video Camera: N/A
Entry Fees for Foreign Nationals
One of the astounding architectures of the Bahai faith, Lotus Temple was constructed in 1986 to resemble a lotus flower. Popular as one of the India’s most stunning modern structures, this temple has been carved out of marble, sand, cement and dolomite.
Living up to its name – The Lotus Temple is nine-sided that resembles lotus petals and adorned by a dazzling dome in the centre. Each of these petals are fashioned with white concrete and draped in white Greek marble.
With a height of about 34 meters, the temple is embellished with green lawns and nine water pools. Sprawling in nearly 26.6 acres, the temple houses no idols or religious pictures. It is designated as one of the best meditation spots in the country due to its flawless and serene environment.
Tourists can explore the nearby bazaars (markets) of the city like Chandni Chowk, Sarojini Nagar, Dilli Haat and Lajpat Nagar (Central Market).
The state owned transport buses connect all the junctions in Delhi. Many deluxe and semi-deluxe buses join nearby cities to this temple, conveniently.
New Delhi Railway Station (located about 13 km.) is the nearest railhead to reach Lotus Temple. The station is well-connected to all cities in the country.
Indira Gandhi International Airport (located about 19 km.) is the nearest airport to reach Lotus Temple. You can book a cab from the airport to the temple.