Country’s capital is an amazing destination for your divine expedition
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Country’s capital is an amazing destination for your divine expedition

Delhi has numerous divine places which depicts the history of religious concord

Country’s capital is an amazing destination for your divine expedition

India’s capital city, Delhi is noteworthy in the whole world as a major birth place of history. This city still whispers the past sagas of royal dynasties, their rise and fall, unbroken trust and painful betrayals. Not only the kings and kingdoms but the city has a divine soul too. This is the place where several religions have existed gracefully altogether over the decades. There are numerous spiritual places where you can find the serenity and peace of mind. A sense of harmony and religious tolerance has made Delhi a centre of attraction.

All invaders from different counties had settled down in Delhi and determined this place as the capital. Both Hindu and Islamic rulers were in power here and they indulged in creating numerous sacred places. There are world famous temples and Mosques and Gurudwaras that you may visit:

Swaminarayan Akshardham

This scenic temple is the largest Hindu temple in the country and it is also the largest in Asia. This temple is the epitome of the faith, spirituality and culture of Hinduism through generations. The temple is dedicated to Lord Swaminarayan and the construction was completed in 2005.

Address: Noida Mor, Pandav Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi 110092
Nearest Metro Station: Askshardham Metro Station
Timing: 9:30 am to 6.30 pm
Note: Photography is strictly prohibited 

Hazrat Nizamuddin

This is a famous Dargah or Mosque where everybody is cordially welcomed. This is the place where Sufi saint Nizamuddin lived.There is strong faith that Saint Nizamuddin hears all the prayers uttered from the core of heart and he fulfils every wishes. Eminent urdu poet Amir Khusroo, Mughal Princess,  Jahanara Begam and Sufi Musician Inayat Khan were buried in that premises.

Address: Boali Gate Rd, Nizamuddin, Nizammudin West Slum, Nizamuddin West, New Delhi, Delhi 110013.
Nearest Metro Station: Pragati Maidan or Indraprastha
Timing: 5:00 AM to 10:30 PM. Qawwali from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM and 9:00 PM to 10:30 PM every Thursday.
Note: Only men are allowed to enter the shrine.

Kalkaji Temple

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It is believed that Kalkaji Mandir is over 3000 years old and Pnadavs along with Lord Krishna came here to worship the Adi Shakti Goddess Kalika during the Mahabharata period. This temple is located in South Delhi and one of the most famous temple where thousands of devotees visit  daily.

Address:  Ma Anandmayee Marg, NSIC Estate, Block 9, Kalkaji, New Delhi, Delhi 110019
Nearest Metro Station: Kalkaji 
Hours: 4 AM to 11.30 PM 

Jhandewalan Temple

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This is one of the oldest temples in Delhi and located near Karol Bagh area. Adi shakti is being worshipped here in the form of Mata Vaishno Devi.

Address :Desh Bandhu Gupta Rd, Block E, Jhandewalan Extension, Paharganj, New Delhi, Delhi 110055
Nearest Metro station : Jhandewalan
Hours : 5.30 AM to 9.30 PM

Gurudwara Bagnla Sahib

This place is dedicated to the eighth Sikh guru of Sikh relibion, Guru Har Krishan. The gurudwara was originally a bungalow of Raja Jai Singh where the guru had resided and helped the poor to get well from small pox and cholera. This is one of the most respected places of worship for the Sikh community in Delhi.

Address: Hanuman Road Area, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001
Nearest Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk Metro Station
Timing: Open 24/7. Langar offered 9 AM to 3 PM and 7 PM to 10 PM.

Lotus Temple

This is a marvelously constructed place which should be visited by all. The temple showcase the form of a lotus with 27 lotus petals in marbles arranged in concentric clusters, the temple belongs to the Baha'i faith, a monotheistic religion. This religion wanst to  spread the message of love  and harmony. 

Address: Lotus Temple Rd, Bahapur, Shambhu Dayal Bagh, Kalkaji, New Delhi, Delhi 110019
Nearest Metro Station: Kalkaji Mandir Metro Station
Timing: Tuesday to Sunday: 9 A.M to 5 P.M.
Note: Maintain silence inside