After breakfast we will go for a full day temple tour of Delhi visiting Laxmi Narayan Temple, Hanuman Mandir, Gauri Shankar Temple, India Gate, Qutab Minar, Chattarpur Temple, Bahai Temple and Akshardham Temple.
Laxmi Narayan Temple: Laxmi Narayan Temple or Birla Mandir, is one of Delhi's major and oldest temples. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Laxmi, the goddess of prosperity and the lord Narayana, the preserver. The temple was built by the industrialist G.D. Birla in 1939 and inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi, the father of nation.
Nowadays it is major tourist attraction for the people who comes to visit Delhi, and located in the west of Connaught Place.
Visiting hrs: 04:30am to 1:30pm and 02.30pm to 09.00pm.
Hanuman Mandir: Located at Baba Kharak Singh Marg in Connaught Place, is one of the oldest Hanuman Temple in India. It is believed that the temple was built by Raja Jai Singh around 1724 AD.
The Main Idol of Hanumana is facing south with holding a gada in his left hand and his right hand rests on his chest in veneration to the adjacent idols of Rama, Lakshmana and Sita. The deity Hanuman destroys all the evils with his Gada.
Gauri Shankar Temple: Located in Chandni Chowk, the Gauri Shankar temple is of 800 year old and dedicated to Goddess Gauri and lord Shiva.
The temple has an 800 year old brown Lingam (phallus stone) encased in a marble representation of a female organ. The Lingam is surrounded by snakes made up of silver and represents a cosmic pillar, the centre of universe or life. The temple was built by Apa Gangadhar in promised to Lord Shiva, As Apa Gangadhar injured in a battle and prayed to Lord Shiva for his survival. He survived against all odds and then build the temple. The best time to visit the temple is during the festive of Shivaratri.
Chattarpur Temple: The Chhatarpur Mandir, a Hindu temple is dedicated to goddess Katyayani. The temple was founded by Sant Shree Nagpal Ji in 1974. He was died in 1998 and his samadhi shrine lies in the premises of the Shiv-Gauri Nageshwar Mandir within the temple complex. The temple has been built in both south and north Indian style of temple architecture.
Bahai Temple: Bahai temple or Lotus temple is built in the shape of a lotus flower and is the last of seven Major Bahai's temples built around the world. The temple is made up of pure white marble. The architect of Lotus temple, Fariborz Sahba chose the lotus as the symbol common to Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Islam. Lotus temple is the perfect place to meditate and enjoy the silence being in the bustling city of Delhi. It remains closed for visit on Monday.
Akshardham Temple: Having record of the world’s largest comprehensive Hindu Temple. Here once can visit the exhibitions center which features the incidents from the life of Swaminarayan in his teenage and the early history of India. The temple remains closed for visit on Monday.
Later in the evening transfer to the hotel for overnight stay.