Delhi is home to people of various faiths. It is evident from number of spiritual sites located on the city’s landscape. Travellers buying tickets onboard Delhi bound flights can dedicate an entire day to these sites. Check few popular religious sites.
Delhi is not merely the capital city of India but an amalgamation of various cultures, languages and religious beliefs. Travellers disembarking flights in Delhi can plan a day tour to peep into the multifaceted culture of the metropolis. Spiritual richness is an integral part of the capital’s much-talked-about kaleidoscopic vibe. One can spend an entire day while exploring the religious sites located all over the city. Most of these sites don’t require entry tickets hence budget travellers can ponder over adding these attractions in Delhi to their itineraries.
This Hindu temple’s proximity to Connaught Place, the heart of Delhi, makes it an impressive starting point of any spiritual tour through the capital city of India. Also known as Laxmi Narayan Mandir, this temple is dedicated to Lakshmi the goddess of wealth. Architecture lovers booking tickets aboard flights bound for Delhi are sure to get mesmerised by its captivating Orissa styled design. Other highlights here include dazzling idols of numerous deities, sculptures and wall paintings created by Rajasthani artists.
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
This is one of the most prominent spiritual sites in Delhi and is located at a walking distance from Birla Mandir. This religious site is dedicated to eighth Sikh Guru, Guru Harkrishan and is among the largest ones in and around the city. Holidaymakers boarding flights to Delhi can spend few hours here to know more about this religion and find serenity. Most notable highlight of this site is Langar or community kitchen where anyone and everyone can eat for free.
Bala Hanuman Temple
This is one of the most significant temples that are dedicated to Hindu deity Hanuman. It is easily accessible from Gurudwara Bangla Sahib on foot. While walking around the temples one would come across various sculptures and idols of Hanuman and a central triumvirate featuring Lord Rama his wife Sita and younger brother Lakshmana. Majority of devotees flock here on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Holidaymakers netting tickets to know about the legends of Hindu Mythology must add this temple to their travel schedules.
Birla Mandir, Bangla Sahib and Bala Hanuman Temple are apt to enjoy a half day religious walking tour in central Delhi. Since Hanuman temple is around 600 metres from Rajiv Chowk Metro Station, the largest metro hub, one can buy tickets known as tokens to travel to other parts of the city to explore more the metropolis’ spiritual significance. To save money on tickets, consider buying tourist card which also saves times.
This mosque is located in Old Delhi and is one of the three UNESCO World heritage Sites in the city. Holidaymakers boarding flights to fly to the capital can ill afford to miss out on visiting this mosque. It is one of the largest mosques not only in India but in the entire Asia. Its beautiful architecture is one of the most preferred locations among photographers to capture some of the most serene shots of Delhi through their lens. It is located around a kilometre from Chandni Chowk Metro Station.
This temple of Bahai Faith is one of the iconic structures in Delhi and is an integral part of the itineraries of those boarding Delhi bound flights. Owing to its magnificent design that represents a lotus, it is named Lotus Temple. Nehru Place Metro Station is just a kilometre away from this site. Visit here to meditate and revive your soul.