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Lotus Temple, India

From series “The Most Iconic Temples in the World”
Year: 1986.

By far not all the world famous temples were built several centuries ago. The construction of the Lotus temple next to New Delhi was completed in 1986. This is one of the most beautiful and unusual temples in India. The name of the unique religious edifice fully reflects its primary particularity. From the outside, the temple recalls the huge lotus flower, which is surrounded by the beautiful basins and the beautiful landscape. In the evening, the most important Buddhist temple in India is illuminated with the wonderful artillery, so many tourists go to the temple in the evening.

Lotus Temple, India In the temple building, the rare snow-white marble was used, from which the huge 'petals' of the lotus flower were created. Since the opening, the Lotus temple has been a landmark architectural landmark and has been awarded several architectural awards. The unique exterior is not the only special feature of the temple, whose interior is just as wonderful.

The central hall of the temple is round. Its diameter is 75 meters. There are 1 300 people in the hall whose ceiling height is 31 meters. Inside the temple there are no paintings and frescoes. In the opinion of the creators, no superfluous ornaments should distract the faithful from prayers. Every day thousands of people visit the temple. On the important Buddhist holidays, the number of visitors can form 150,000 people per day. Since the opening and the present, more than 50 million people from all over the world have visited the Lotus Temple. Next - Hassan II Mosque


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Nearest airports:
 »  Indira Gandhi Airport DEL - in 16 km
 »  Jaipur Airport JAI - in 239 km
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Best hotels near Lotus Temple

Zip by Spree Hotels Blue Stone

Located in 0 km from Lotus Temple
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Rooms: 29
The hotel is about 18 km from Delhi Domestic Airport (Palam Airport) and New Delhi Railway Station. Nehru Place Station is only 500 metres from Zip … More: photo, rates and booking
The Suryaa New Delhi

Located in 1 km from Lotus Temple
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Rooms: 253
Rooms at New Delhi Suryaa feature modern décor and flat-screen satellite TVs. Tea/coffee making facilities and a minibar can be found in all rooms. … More: photo, rates and booking
The BMK Hotel@South Delhi

Located in 2 km from Lotus Temple
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Rooms: 55
The BMK Hotel @ South Delhi is 7 km from New Delhi Railway Station and 9 km from Inter State Bus Station. The Indira Gandhi International Airport is … More: photo, rates and booking
The Sagar Residency

Located in 3 km from Lotus Temple
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Rooms: 25
The hotel is 3 km from Sarai Kale Khan Bus Stand and 4 km from India Gate. It is 5 km from Akshardham Temple and 20 km from Indira Gandhi … More: photo, rates and booking

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Top destination around Lotus Temple - New Delhi


New Delhi is a city that simply strikes visitors by its unique color and wonderful atmosphere of hospitality. The streets of the city are a unique combination of ancient palaces and modern buildings, bringing New Delhi its special charm.

The central part of the city is decorated by Rashtrapati Bhavan Palace, which was built in 1929. Today it is the residence of the President and one of the most spectacular buildings of the 20th century. Not far away from this place there is one more modern architectural monument - the Houses of Parliament Sansad Bhavan. Its unusual shape makes the central part of the city even more mysterious. One of the most important religious places of interest is Birla Mandir temple, a building of great beauty.

Among the historical monuments we should mention Humayun's Tomb, which was founded in honor of the most famous and revered emperor of Delhi. The mausoleum is the location of his tomb, which has strikingly luxurious interior. While walking down the street Ashoka Road, you can go to another famous temple which is called Bangla Gurudvara. The temple is decorated with amazing golden cupolas; the shrine is open for visitors representing all religions of the world.
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