Private Tour: Akshardham Temple and Spiritual Sites of Central Delhi
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Private Tour: Akshardham Temple and Spiritual Sites of Central Delhi

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Stop At: Swaminarayan Akshardham, Nh 24 Akshardham Setu, New Delhi 110092 India

Start your tour with morning pickup at your hotel by your private driver, who takes you to Akshardham Temple to begin your tour of central Delhi’s spiritual sites.

Opened in 2005, Akshardham Temple combines elements of a house of worship with a high-tech theme park. Inside the elaborate buildings, you can watch an IMAX film (OPTIONAL) about a child yogi from the 18th century; take a 12-minute boat ride through a diorama about 10,000 years of Indian history.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, Ashoka Road Connaught Place, next to Grand Post Office, New Delhi 110001 India

Your next stop is a revered Sikh temple, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib. Built in honor of the eighth Sikh guru, Har Krishan, the Gurudwara is known for its well, which is believed to contain healing waters. Meals are also a major feat here — every day in the Gurdwara kitchen (langar hall), volunteers prepare and serve meals for thousands of people.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: 1 Sacred Heart Cathedral Sacred Heart Cathedral Sacred Heart Cathedral Ashok Place, New Delhi 110001 India

Move on to one of the oldest church buildings in the city, Sacred Heart Cathedral, which Pope John Paul II visited twice during his papacy. Hear about the colonial officers of the British Empire who backed the construction of the church, which opened in 1934.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan), Connaught Place, New Delhi 110002 India

Continue to Birla Mandir Temple, also known as Lakshmi Narayan, a handsome red and gold temple decorated with intricate carvings. Learn about the temple's early disavowment of the caste system, and how Mahatma Gandhi attended the building’s inauguration in 1938. The powerful Birla family financed the temple’s construction, along with a dozen others throughout India.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Sai Baba Temple, Bhishm Pitamaha Road, New Delhi 110003 India

Then head to Sai Baba Temple on Lodhi Road, built in honor of a renowned 19th-century saint, who is revered by both Hindu and Muslim devotees.

At the end of your day tour, your guide returns you to your hotel.

Duration: 15 minutes

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  • Transport by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (Delhi city hotels only)
  • One bottled water per person
Not included
  • Guide at Akshardham
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Shoes must be removed at most places of worship
  • Please dress modestly; arms and legs must be covered at places of worship
  • Some places of worship will require your head to be covered; a scarf or a handkerchief will be enough, and headgear will be available at these locations, as well
  • Comfortable walking shoes and sunscreen are recommended
  • Cameras and mobile phones are not allowed inside Akshardham Temple; these devices can be held for you at the cloakroom before entry
  • If your tour falls on a day that has a religious significance, places of worship may be very crowded on these occasions
  • Pickup and drop-off at the Delhi airport is possible for this tour; you may contact the local tour operator after booking if you want to arrange this
  • Overall duration of the tour may vary depending on traffic conditions and the time spent at each site
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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