Private Tour of Temples and Spiritual Sites of Delhi with lunch

This is a full-day tour of some of the spiritual sites of Delhi. You will be accompanied by a private guide who will share with you some insights into the various religions of this diverse country. Visit Hindu temples, a Baha’i temple, a mosque, a gurdwara (Sikh temple) and a church and see for yourself how the various religions peacefully co-exist in this large, secular and democratic country.

Highlights
• Lakshmi Narayan Temple, a Hindu Temple
• Gurdwara Bangla Sahib, a Sikh Temple
• Jama Masjid, largest mosque in India
• St. James’ Church, an Anglican church
• Akshardham Temple, largest temple complex of the world

per adult from

$214

NZD

Duration

8 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

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  • What's included :
    • Transport by private air-conditioned vehicle
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Local English speaking guide
    • Lunch (beverage excluded)
    • 02 bottles of mineral water per person
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Gratuities
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

    You will be picked up from your hotel in the morning for a tour of some of the religious sites of Delhi.

    The tour will commence with a visit to the Lakshmi Narayan temple, also known as Birla Mandir. It is the first in a series of temples built in India by the industrialist and philanthropist Birla family. The red and gold colored temple has several gardens and fountains and is crowded with devotees during the festivals of Janmashtami and Diwali.



    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, Ashoka Road Connaught Place, New Delhi 110001 India

    Next, visit the majestic Gurdwara Bangla Sahib situated in the heart of New Delhi. It was originally a bungalow that belonged to Maharaja Jai Singh of Jaipur. It was converted into a gurdwara in honor of Guru Harkrishan, the eighth Guru of the Sikhs, who used the bungalow during his stay in Delhi. During that time there was a smallpox and cholera epidemic in the city and Guru Harkrishan tended to the sick from the precincts of this house. Later he himself succumbed to the disease. The Gurdwara has a holy pool, which is revered by Sikhs for having medicinal properties. The Gurdwara is made of white marble and has a gold plated dome which is visible from a distance.



    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Friday Mosque (Jama Masjid), 6 km North of Connaught Pl. across from Lal Qila, New Delhi India

    Next travel back in time as you drive to Old Delhi to visit Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in India and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Built by the Mughal Emperor Shahjahan, it was completed at a princely sum of one million rupees in 1656. It is made of red sandstone and has 3 gates and 4 towers. 



    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: St. James' Church, Lothian Road, Kashmiri Gate India

    From the Jama Masjid, drive next to St. James’ Church. It is an Anglican Church that was built in 1836 by Colonel James Skinner. It served as a church for the British Viceroys for over 100 years. It was a focal point in the Mutiny of 1857 against the British. Viewed as a symbol of the British establishment in Delhi, it was targeted by the rebel Indian troops. The Reverend Jennings, chaplain of the church was captured and killed in the Red Fort.  



    Duration: 30 minutes

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

    Take a break for lunch (beverage excluded) at a local restaurant.

    After lunch, travel to Akshardham temple, the largest temple complex in the world. It was built in 5 years with the untiring efforts of 11,000 artisans. It showcases the architectural styles of India and the eternal legacy of its rich and varied culture. It has a main temple dedicated to Bhagwan Swaminarayan and 3 large exhibition halls that display the essence of 10,000 years of heritage. There is a fountain show at sunset that depicts the three stages of birth, life and death.

    The last stop on the tour is the magnificent Lotus temple. It is one of the 7 Baha’i temples in the world. Built in white marble, the temple is shaped like a lotus. It has 9 pools that shimmer in natural light. The temple offers moments of peace and meditation right in the midst of the hustle and bustle of the city.

    At the end of the tour you will be dropped off at your hotel.

    Duration: 2 hours

  • Departure Point :
    New Delhi, New Delhi, National Capital Territory of Delhi
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We may pick up travelers from city center hotels / fixed point wiithin city limits. In case pick up is outside central points extra cost shall applicable subject to distance applicable.Airports
    • Indira Gandhi Intl Airport, New Delhi, New Delhi 110037 India
    Departure Time :
    9:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for pregnant women and people with back problems.
    • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops are allowed. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women.
    • Consider wearing comfortable clothes and walking shoes.
    • Children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult.
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

8

Organised by SITA World Tours

Activity ID: V-50182P639

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