05 Apr 2011
Since its dedication in 1986, the Bahá'í House of Worship in New Delhi, affectionately called the ‘Lotus Temple’, has drawn to its portals more than 70 million visitors from all races, religions and cultures from around the globe, making it one of the most-visited edifices in the world. Amongst these have been several school and college groups both from Delhi and the rest of India.
We would like to invite students & teachers from your esteemed institution to visit the House of Worship and the recently-opened Information Centre. For a well-rounded tour we recommend that you allow at least one hour which will include a visit to the Prayer Hall, the Visitors gallery and a film.
The Information Centre has a well - planned Visitors gallery and three auditoria – one of which has a seating capacity of 408 and two others that seat 70 people each. The auditoria show films both in Hindi and English and the duration of the films are 25 minutes. We have a few films that are available for children specifically related to virtues and education.
The Information Centre is open to all children who are 12 and above. Special arrangements need to be made with us if the children are below this age group. There is no entrance or other fees charged at the House of Worship.
We welcome you to write to us in advance about your visit so that we may arrange for a guide to escort your group and to provide any assistance you may need logistically.
The Office of Public Relations
Bahá'í House of Worship
Bahapur, Kalkaji, Nehru Place, New Delhi -19
Mobile No.: 09811834544
You can also contact us via email through our website.
Programme and Arrangements
Parking: The House of Worship has its own Free Car parking area which is about 40 meters further down, from the MAIN GATE on your left.
Volunteer: Our volunteer, wearing a badge, will be waiting for you at the Main Gate at the appointed time and will guide you to the car park.
Timing of the visit: The recommended time of the visit is between 10.00 am and 12.00 noon, from Tuesday to Saturday.
Duration: Up to 1hr and 30 min
There is no Entry fee to the Temple or to the Information Centre
Pattern of the visit:
- You will be met at the Main gate by our volunteer and guided to our Free Parking Area where the children will alight from the coach.
- You will then proceed to the Information Centre Auditorium
- Screening of a short, virtue based film Uncle Hathi (Hindi) and a ten minute film on the House of Worship called Jewel in the Lotus (English)
- Activity – Unity dance and a short prayer
- A guided tour of the Information Centre (for 12 and above)
- Visit to the House of Worship
- Return to the Car park