Baha'i House of Worship is popularly known as the Lotus Temple. It's a prominent attraction in Delhi, one where peace and silence prevail. It was designed by Iranian architect Fariburz Sahba and completed in 1986 and since then it has featured in hundreds of publications and won many architectural awards.
The structure consists of 27 white bramble petals that give it a lotus shape. The nine doors of the lotus temple open into a central hall that has a capacity of 2500 people. The structure is 40m tall and is made of white marble. The edifice is surrounded by nice pools and approximately 26 acres of green lawns.
The Baha'i sect originated one and a half centuries ago and is based on view of humanity of one single race. It is open to all irrespective of religion. The information center offers a lot more information on Baha'i faith in the form of books, photographs and films.
When to go
How to reach
The temple is situated to the east of the intersection of Mathura Road (the way to Agra) and the outer Ring Road. Tourists can reach upto Nehru Place (the bus terminal is well connected to every part of the city), from where one can take an auto-rickshaw or walk for 15 minutes.