The capital of India ( 5 Popular Places to visit in Delhi)

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Delhi is the capital of India. Today I am gonna show you to Top 5 places to visit in Delhi

1. Akshardham Temple

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Akshardham Temple

Location: On NH 24,
Akshardham Setu
Ph: 22016688, 22026688
Nearest Metro Station:
Akshardham
Timings: First Entry:
9:30 AM
Last Entry: 6:30 PM
Exhibition Tickets: 10 AM to 5PM

Complex Entry: Free | No Ticket
Exhibition: Fee | Ticket

Adults : 170
Senior Citizen : 125
Child (4-11 yrs) : 100
Child (Below 4 yrs) : Free

Musical Fountain: Fee | Ticket
Adults : 30
Senior Citizen : 30
Child (4-11 yrs) : 20
Child (Below 4 yrs) : Free
Day Closed: Mondays
Photography: Not allowed
Mobiles & Electronics: Not
allowed (Cloakroom Available)

Swaminarayan Akshardham in New Delhi epitomizes 10,000 years of Indian culture in all its breathtaking grandeur, beauty, wisdom an d bliss. It brilliantly showcases the essence of India’s ancient architecture, traditions and timeless spiritual messages. The Akshardham experience is an enlightening journey through India’s glorious art, values and contributions for the progress, happiness and harmony of mankind.

The Swaminarayan Akshardham complex was built in only five years through the blessings of HDH Pramukh Swami Maharaj of the Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) and the colossal devotional efforts of 11,000 artisans and thousands of BAPS volunteers. Heralded by the Guinness World Record as the World’s Largest Comprehensive Hindu Temple, the complex was inaugurated on 6 November, 2005.

What to Experience

Akshardham Mandir
A traditional mandir (temple) dedicated to Bhagwan Swaminarayan that reflects the beauty and spirituality of India’s ancient art, culture, and architecture

Nilkanth Varni Abhishek
A hallowed spiritual tradition in which prayers are offered for world peace and continual peace for oneself, family, and friends with the water of 151 holy rivers, lakes and ponds of India.

Exhibitions

Hall 1 – Hall of Values (50 mins)

Experience enduring human values through films and robotic shows that depict the ideals of nonviolence, honesty, family harmony, and spirituality.

Hall 2 – Giant Screen Film (40 mins)

Discover India through the incredible story of an eleven-year-old yogi named Nilkanth that brings to life the culture and spirituality of India’s customs, the majesty of its art and architecture, and the unforgettable sights, sounds, and power of its awe-inspiring festivals.

Hall 3 – Cultural Boat Ride (15 mins)

Sail through 10,000 years of India’s glorious heritage. Learn about the discoveries and inventions of the rishi-scientists of India, see the world’s first university of Takshashila, sail through the caves of Ajanta-Ellora and discover India’s contributions to humanity through the ages.

Akshardham Temple
Musical Fountain – Circle of Life (Evenings at Sunset – 15 min.)

A spectacular musical fountain show that depicts the cycle of birth, life, and death as described in Indian philosophy.

Garden of India

Sixty acres of lush lawns, gardens and exquisite bronze statues, honouring India’s child heroes, valorous warriors, national patriots and great women personalities who inspire values and character.

Lotus Garden

A lotus-shaped garden echoing spirituality as expressed by philosophers, scientists, and leaders throughout history


2.Azad Hind Gram.

Top 5 places to visit in Delhi
Azad gram

Location: Tikri Kalan, NH 10,
Rohtak Road, Near Delhi
Haryana border
Ph: 28353102
Nearest Metro Station: Mundka
Timings: 10am to 6pm
Days Closed: National Holidays
Entry: Free
Photography: Permission
Required
Azad Hind Gram Tourist Complex at Tikri Kalan is a project developed by Delhi Tourism to honour Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and to create quality leisure space and wayside amenities for the citizens.Located within two kilometers of the Delhi Haryana border on NH-10, the architecture of the project is inspired by North Indian achitectural style and the traditions of Indian craftsmanship.
The elaborate mosaic domes surrounding the museum and the memorial are the focus of the complex which offers the facilities of extensive plazas, an amphitheatre, tourist information centre, souvenir and garden shop, food kiosks, a restaurant, public toilets, drinking water, Azad Hind Grampublic telephone and convention facilities.
For further details, Please contact Tel. : 28353102





3.Lotus Temple.

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Lotus temple

Location: Near Kalkaji Temple,
East of Nehru Place
Nearest Metro Station: Kalkaji
Mandir
Open: Tue-Sun;
Mondays closed
Timings: 9am to 5:30pm
Entry: Free
Photography: Permission
required
East of Nehru place, this temple is built in the shape of a lotus flower and is the last of seven Major Bahai’s temples built around the world. Completed in1986 it is set among the lush green landscaped gardens.
The structure is made up of pure white marble The architect Furiburz Sabha chose the lotus as the symbol common to Hinduism, Buddhism, Bhai TempleJainism and Islam. Adherents of any faith are free to visit the temple and pray or meditate.
Around the blooming petals there are nine pools of water, which light up, in natural light. It looks spectacular at dusk when it is flood lit.

 
.

4.Birla Mandir

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Birla mandir

Location: Near Gole Market,
Mandir Marg, Connaught Place
Nearest Metro Station: RK
Ashram Marg
Timings: 4:30am to 1:30pm
& 2.30pm to 9.00pm.
(best to visit during morning
and evening aarti)
Entry: Free
Photography, Mobiles and
cameras : Not allowed in
the Temple.
Laxmi Narayan Temple, also kn
own as Birla Mandir, is one of Delhi’s major temples and a major tourist attraction. Built by the industrialst Sh. J.K. Birla in 1939, this beautiful temple is located in the west of Connaught Place.
Birla MandirThe temple is dedicated to Laxmi (the goddess of prosperity) and Narayana (The preserver). The temple was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi on the condition that people of all castes will be allowed to enter the temple.
The Laxminarayan Temple, also known as the Birla Mandir is a Hindu Temple where everyone is welcome. It is open everyday and is free to enter. It is one of the biggest Hindu temples of the city. The main temple houses statues of Lord Vishnu and Goddess Laxmi. It is huge inside and can hold a lot of people. There are other small shrines around dedicated to Lord Ganesha and Hanuman (the monkey God). There is also a shrine dedicated to Lord Buddha. There are many beautiful drawings and stylised Indian paintings depicting various deities adorning the walls inside. The temple is spread over 7.5 acres with many shrines, fountains, and a large garden with sculptures It is located on the Mandir Marg, situated west of the Connaught Place in New Delhi. It is open from 4:30 am until 1:30 pm and opens again from 2:30 pm to 9.30 pm.
Unfortunately it was pouring down for the start of our visit and all the marble floors outside were almost flooded with the rainwater. It was very slippy. It was very cold as you had to take your shoes off to walk around inside. You can take photos outside but before you enter the main temple you are given a locker and key in which to put your phone, camera etc. Although it says no tipping the man by the shoes and lockers holds out his hand for a tip! It is well worth a visit if only to enjoy the wonderful decorative paintings.





5.Dilli Haat

Top 5 places to visit in Delhi
Dilli haat

DILLI HAAT transports you to the magical world of Indian art and heritage presented through a fascinating panorama of craft, cuisine and cultural activities.
While the village haat is a mobile, flexible arrangement, here it is crafts persons who are mobile. The DILLI HAAT boasts of craft stalls selling native, utilitarian and ethnic products from all over the country.
An ambitious project, set up jointly by Delhi Tourism and NDMC, D.C. (Handicrafts) & D.C. (handlooms), Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India & Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India. It aims at providing encouragement to the needy artists from all over the country in order to sustain and preserve the rich heritage of India.
While allowing free inDilli Haatteraction between buyers and sellers, the organizers favour a check on prices to keep them moderate.
Different and appealing, DILLI HAAT is located in one of the most important commercial centers of South Delhi, opposite INA market. The 6 acres of land on which this sprawling complex is situated was salvaged as part of a reclamation project and transformed into a magnificent dream plaza. Extensive foundation work, small thatched roof cottages and kiosks with a village atmosphere have made the place into an attractive multiple center.
Dilli Haat
The word Haat refers to a weekly market in rural, semi-urban and sometimes even urban India.

DILLI HAAT is not just a market place; it has been visualized as a showpiece of traditional Indian culture- a forum where rural life and folk art are brought closer to an urban clientele.
It is here that the crafts persons find an opportunity to demonstrate their artistic skills to thousands of visitors everyday.
Since its inauguration in the month of March 1994, Dilli Haat has

Since its inauguration in the month of March 1994, Dilli Haat has been home to thousands of handicraft and handloom artisans.

The complex is not only artistic, but also recreational in nature where the entire family can have a good time.
It is a place where one can unwind in the evening and relish a wide variety of cuisine without paying the exhorbitant rates.

There are stalls dishing out sumptuous delicacies from different States and Union Territories; an Exhibition Hall; a Souvenir shop selling an assortment of small gift items; an open stage for cultural programmes and a playing area exclusively earmarked for








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