Different tourists visit a place for different interest. If a place has more than one attractions or interests then it attracts many people with various tastes. New Delhi, the capital city of India is such a place. Being a historic place that has examples of different cultures and religions like Hinduism, Islam, Christianity and so on Delhi has number of important religious sites for tourist all around the city.
Here Are 6 Such Important Religious Sites In Delhi For A Tourist Who Like To Visit Religious Places:
1. Jama Mosque
Jama mosque is perhaps one of the oldest religious sites which has historic importance. It was the last architecture that Mughal emperor Shah Jahan built. A massive and spectacular monument that is the most revered place of worship for Muslims in Delhi. It is the one of the must visit places in Delhi for tourists also.
2. Lotus Temple
A temple which has the shape of a half bloomed lotus is one of the most impressive religious sites in Delhi. This temple belongs to Bahai setc. Apart form tourists people in large number come here daily to meditate with peace .
3. Sis Ganj Sahib Gurdwara
Though the recent building is not so old but this gurdwara has a history that can be dated back to Mughal period. This gurdwara is built in the place where Guru Tegh Bahadur of Sikhs was decapitated by Mughal emperor Aurangzeb. The impressive gurdwara still has remnants of the tree under which Guru Tegh Bahadur was executed. Besides a tourist also can visit the place where Guru Tegh Bahadur was imprisoned and the well where Guruji bathed everyday in the gurdwara.
4. St. James Church
Built by a Scottish soldier James Skinner who had an Indian mother, this 200 year old fine example of European architecture is the oldest church of Delhi. Though there are other impressive churches in Delhi still it can be visited for its age. The dome over this church is also impressive too.
5. Akshardham Temple
A massive and spectacular structure that is built only with sandstone and marble this Akshardham temple attracts hundreds of visitors regularly. This temple is built by the same BAPS or Bochasanvasi Aksharpurusottam Swaminarayan Sanstha who has built the famous Akshardham temple of Gujarat too. Spread over an area of hundred acres this impressive temple has attractions like nice well maintained garden, musical fountain. a restaurant with features of Ajanta and Ellora caves, a theatre with giant IMAX screen and a very rich market with ayurvedic medicines for tourists also.
6. Hanuman Temple
This temple in Baba Kharak Singh Marg of Delhi has a place in Guinness Book of World Records for the continuous unstopped chanting of Lord Rama’s name from 1964. Besides the deity or idol here has Hanumanji in his boyhood self rather than an adult one that is usually seen in other Hanuman temples in India.
So if you want to visit some religious places in Delhi, you should not miss the places depicted here in the list.