As Sydney Opera House elevates the pride of Sydney every time a foreign tourist comes around, the Bahai temple (more famously known as the Lotus Temple) does the same for Delhi. If you select any tour operators in Delhi and ask for the three most notable things to visit in a short Delhi Agra tour, Bahai Temple shall definitely be one of them. Inspired by the shape of a lotus flower, this temple is the most prominent reminder in India about how a place of worship must be open for any devotee. The best part of lotus temple is- there is no subtle pressure of performing ritualistic deeds here. Once you set your foot inside, the divine beauty of the building will surely take your breath away. While the 27 stand-alone marble petals can make your heart swell in pride for being Indian, the nine ponds surrounding the temple will cast a spell upon you. On any given day, Lotus temple attracts hordes of visitors as many as 150,000 people. To avoid the massive footfalls during weekends, you should choose a working day to visit this temple. The best time would definitely be the evenings as the whole place lights up fantastically then. Apart from the architecture of the temple, what the tourists appreciate most about the Lotus temple is it’s battery of well-trained and civilized staff. The temple complex also houses a brilliant museum that is a destination for your spiritual awakening. Located at Bahapur Village, Kalkaji, this temple remains open from 9.30 PM-17.30 PM.
Around the blooming petals there are nine pools of water, which light up, in natural light. It looks spectacular at dusk when it is flood lit.