Private Spiritual Tour: Akshardham Temple, Lotus Temple & ISKCON in South Delhi
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Swaminarayan Akshardham, Nh 24 Akshardham Setu, New Delhi 110092 India
Your day starts with hotel pickup by a private driver, who takes you to Akshardham Temple, India’s largest temple complex, which opened in 2005.
Akshardham Temple features a fascinating combination of grand temple architecture and high-tech interactive displays that resemble a theme park. There's a boat ride (OPTIONAL) that takes you through 10,000 years of Indian history illustrated by 3D dioramas.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Lotus Temple, Near Kalkaji Temple, East of Nehru Place, New Delhi 110019 India
Head to your next stop, the Lotus Temple, a Bahai house of worship designed in the shape of a lotus flower. Built in 1986, the stunning white marble ‘flower’ sits within 26 acres (10.5 hectares) of landscaped gardens, pools and red sandstone walkways. The central prayer hall accommodates about 2,500 people and looks as if it's open to the sky.
Duration: 45 minutes
Stop At: ISKCON Temple, Dwarka, New Delhi, Plot No 4, ISKCON Temple Road, Sector 13, Dwarka, New Delhi, New Delhi 110075 India
Nearby, pop into the extravagant ISKCON (International Society for Krishna Consciousness) temple, which the Hare Krishna movement opened in 1998. The sprawling complex features elaborate high-tech exhibits based on the Bhagavad Gita (a classic Hindu scripture), as well as extensive gardens and cavernous halls.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Mani Chhatarpur Temple , 1 km from Chhatarpur Metro Station, New Delhi 110074 India
Your last stop is Shree Adya Katyayani Shaktipeeth Mandir, also known as Chattarpur Temple. Dedicated to the goddess Katyayani, the temple complex is the second largest in India, after Akshardham. Founded in the 1970s by Baba Sant Nagpal, the complex is home to dozens of shrines and large halls, colorful altars and paintings, lodging for devotees, and a towering Hanuman statue.
Your tour then ends with drop-off at your hotel.
Duration: 30 minutes
- Transport by private air-conditioned vehicle
- Private guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off at Delhi city hotels only
- One bottled water per person
- Admission to all attractions (if required)
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- 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
- If your tour falls on a day that has a religious significance, places of worship may be very crowded on these occasions
- Overall duration of the tour may vary depending on traffic conditions and the time spent at each site
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Near public transportation
- Infant seats available
- Most travelers can participate
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Great tour. Akshardham was simply amazing and one of the best temples I have ever seen. Remember to keep your phones and extra electronic equipment in your car or you will have to wait in line for a locker! Great guide as well.
Excelente plus, the guider very knowledge and patiently all times.
Arrangements worked perfectly. Guide Evi? was excellent. Akshardham is spectacular - but cameras not allowed. The Lotus temple is also impressive and a great place to sit aand contemplate: cameras allowed, but not inside the main area. Were lucku enough to encounter a wedding at the ISKCON.
Be prepared to be surprised in some of the temples and soak in the atmosphere, particularly at ISKCON. Being comfortable shoes, and expect to take them off at every stop, including some walking in the street/sidewalk barefoot.
Amazing! The lady guide was smart, informed and helpful.
Very disappointed. The guide showed up late and asked me: So what are we seeing today? What? I wasn't prepared with a print out of the tour we booked which I had painstakingly researched in the days before leaving the US. We had 1 free day before joining a 16 day tour of India with OAT so I tried to get a one day tour which wouldn't duplicate what was on the itinerary and which I thought would be most interesting to us. So here we are in a hotel lobby with our phones on wifi and I'm distressed searching the web for the tour. I found one that was a runner up, not my first choice and had trouble letting go of that. Being my first time in India, I wouldn't have been able to know just how short changed I was except that our tour included the Sikh Temple and the OAT guide took us there again the next day. Night and day difference. This guide took us in and said little except how lucky we were service was going on. He failed to show or tell us about how many people they serve food to where as the OAT guide not only showed us the dining hall but also the kitchen which was very impressive and our group got to assist with making the naan. Lastly, our tour ended almost two hours early because we were lucky there wasn't traffic. If you take one of these I hope you are luckier than we were with the guide and recommend you have a print out of your intended tour.
Started off 2017 with a tour of Delhi's main temples. Both the guide and driver were very helpful and professional. There was flexibility in what I wanted to see and the guide provided indepth information on each temple, not to mention other topics we both found of interest. Full recommendation for this great tour, the temples are just stunning and the service was very good.