India – Part 4 (final) – New Delhi

Good day ! I’m back with my last post on my India travel tour . Sorry for not posting this sooner due to some issue arise recently. If you are new to my blog and you haven’t read my previous post on previous India travel tour series ,please click here to read from the first post.

If you have been following my blog post previously,here is the last past of my golden triangle tour in India where I would be sharing some places to visit in New Delhi. Due to the fact that my time in New Delhi is very short and there is so many monument is closed on Monday. Hence I didn’t managed to cover most of the interesting places. here in Delhi. There is so many places to visit in New Delhi but what I written here are the one I have visited .At the point of time I only have one day left in Delhi to visit some places which are open.

Lotus Temple

This temple was built by an architect Furiburz Sabha and completed in 1986. The building shape like a lotus flower and one of the last of seven Major Bahai’s temples in the world.The building itself are made out of pure marble and surrounded by beautiful landscape garden. Around the building it also have pool which light up, in natural light . This is one of the most beautiful and modern architecture which I have seen in New Delhi. Outside it shape like a lotus but inside the building the setup are similar like an auditorium.

*Sorry I’m not allowed to take any photograph inside the building hence I can’t show you how it look like inside.

Interesting fact

The lotus temple in Bahai temple represent four religion Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism and Islam and the Bahai faith believe all the people and religion are united.If you like to know more what is Bahai believe and what they do ,please click here. This is official website which explain it .

Disclaimer : I not trying to promote this believe to anyone who reading this post.This is just a general knowledge to public what is Bahai Faith for those who are interested to know more what is Bahai Faith.

The Lotus Temple
Entrance to the Lotus Temple
Outside the Lotus Temple

Best time to visit and any entrance fee?

It is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 9.00am to 7.00pm during the summer and 9.00am to 6.00pm during the winter .Entrance is free to everyone.

Note: Photography is allowed but not inside the temple.

Which is the nearest metro station?

Shri Kalkaji Mandir. It is about a 9min walk from the station.

How to reach there ?

I’ll put a goggle map link below .

Birla Mandir / Laxmi Narayan Temple

This temple is one of Delhi’s major temples and was built by Sh. J.K. Birla in 1939. This beautiful temple was built for Laxmi (the goddess of prosperity) and Narayana (The preserver) and was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi .

Image Credit: From Wikipedia
Standing in front of the Laxmi Narayan Temple

Opening hour and Entrance Fee

It is open from 4:30am to 1:30pm & 2.30pm to 9.00pm. It is advise to visit during morning and evening.There is no entrance fee for entering this building.

Note: Again no photography is allowed inside the temple.

Nearest Metro Station ?

Ramakrishna Ashram Marg. It is about 18 min walk from this station.

How to reach there ?

Here is the goggle map below as reference.

India Gate/Delhi Memorial/ All-India War Memorial

In the center of Delhi,stand a 42 meter high India Gate or better known as “Arc-de-Triomphe” is a monument built from sandstone and it is dedicated to British Soldier who died during the World War I. This monument was build by and architect named Sir Edwin Lutyens and he is a British architect. Nowadays this building served as a recreational area for the locals and as a tourist spot. In broad daylight you can see there is a lot of people hanging around here and streets vendor selling stuffs.

In front of the India Gate

Opening Hours and Entrance Fee

You can enter anytime of the day and there is no entrance fee to enter.

Nearest Metro Station ?

Pragati Maidan .It would take 22 minutes to walk there.

How to get there ?

Here is the goggle map below as reference.

Jama Masjid

This is one of the largest mosque in India was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan between 1644 and 1656.The mosque has three great gates, four towers and two 40 m-high minarets constructed of strips of red sandstone and white marble.

Best time to visit ?

You can visit from 7.00am to 12.00pm & 1.30pm to 6.30pm everyday.

Entrance Fee

There is no entry fee but unfortunately if you want to take picture ,they charge you 200-300 Indian rupees.Therefore I didn’t take picture inside the Mosque while I’m there because it I felt it ridiculous to pay more money just to take photos .I felt like they trying to rip us more .Therefore you can see I have one picture taken outside the mosque by a friend of mine .

If you like to see more picture of the Jama Masjid. I put a link from the TripAdvisor for you to see other pictures taken by other traveler when they visited the mosque.

Note: Tourists are not allowed in the mosque during prayers time.I arrived in the mosque during noon prayer time hence I not allowed to go in therefore we went to visit other places before heading back to here after the prayers.

Nearest Metro Station?

Chawri Bazaar .It would take about 11 minutes to walk there.

How to get there ?

I’ll put a goggle map link below.

Qutab Minar

Qutab Minar is a 73 m-high tower of victory, built in 1193 by Qutab-ud-din Aibak and it has five story. The first 3 story is made by red sandstone and the fourth and fifth is made out of marble and sandstone.It is one of the tallest brick minaret in the world and its been a UNESCO heritage site since1993.

Image Credit: Picture from Edwin Remsberg/Getty Images

I don’t have picture of this monument but here a picture from Getty Images which show you how it would look like as a reference.I didn’t managed to visit this places it was closed on Monday (according to my driver) but according to the internet it open everyday.Anyway due to time constraint ,I missed to visit this place.

Opening hours and Entrance Fee

Open from sunrise till sunsets and it cost about Indian rupees 40 for Indian national and foreigner are 600 (around 8-9 USD)

Note: Food is not allowed inside the Qutub Minar

Nearest Metro Station?

Qutub Minar. It about 24 minute walking distance.

How to get there ?

Please click on the goggle map for direction to get there.

So that pretty much wrap up my last leg of my India tour and I must say that I enjoyed this trip very much . Actually there are many interesting places in Delhi which I not able to cover during my short trip to India last year.If you search in goggle online ,the result would show you there other places to visit such as Red Fort ,Humayun’s Tomb, Akshardham ,Jantar Mantar, Chattarpur Temple and many more others .If you would like to cover most of these places I must suggest you spend at least 3 to 4 days in New Delhi itself just to cover some of the main places which I mention but to cover all the places of interest in Delhi may take more than a week.I hope you be inspired to travel to this place soon and I hope to return to this city soon some day .If you have visited any of places I mentioned here ,be sure to drop a comment down here to share your experience with me. I love to hear from you.Till then,keep being inspired.

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