(Last Updated on : 11-11-2014)
Sometimes referred to as Dilli, Delhi is the 2nd largest metropolis in India, after Mumbai, with a population of 13 million, and with an extended metropolitan population of almost 22 million. Located in Northern India on the banks of the River Yamuna, Delhi has the political status of a federally administered union territory known as the National Capital Territory of Delhi (NCT), which in itself is part of National Capital Region. Equipped with a constitutional amendment in 1991 Delhi has a special status among the Union Territories- it has its own Legislative Assembly with limited powers.
The National Capital Territory Of Delhi comprises 9 districts, 27 tehsils and three statutory towns, viz.- Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), New Delhi Municipal Committee (NDMC) and Delhi Cantonment Board (DCB), 59 census towns and 165 villages. Delhi is one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world. The rich culture of Delhi is echoed amidst the historical wonders, relics and indeed amidst those temples those enlace Delhi.
Bahá'í Lotus Temple
, Kalkaji, New Delhi: With no deification to specify, the Bahá'í Lotus Temple has unusuality written in every nook and corner of it.
, New Delhi: A multishrined Hindu pantheon, the Laxminarayan Temple is built in the Nagara style of architecture.
, Mehrauli, New Delhi: Contributed by the principal rulers of South India, the Chattarpur Mandir is consecrated to Goddess Durga.
, Pahar Ganj, New Delhi: Founded on an auspicious day, the Ramakrishna Mission of New Delhi conducts frequent workshops for charitable causes.
Connaught Place, New Delhi: Resisting several devastates, the Hanuman Mandir is a pride of the ancient to the people of the future.
, Sant Nagar, New Delhi: Eponymous in itself, the ISKON Temple in New Delhi, true to the legacy, has been opulently built.
Digambar Jain Lal Temple
, Chandni Chowk, Delhi: Armed with fine architecture in the interiors and exteriors, the Digambar Jain Lal Temple conducts other voluminous works apart from performing the necessities.
Uttara Swamy Malai Temple
, Southwest New Delhi: Built in lines of the imposing Meenaxi Temple in Madurai, the Uttara Swamy Malai Temple enshrines other Hindu Gods/Goddesses besides the chief deity.
Sri Aurobindo Ashram
, Hauz Khas, New Delhi: Sri Auribindo Ashram lays stress on spirituality and the well-being of humanity.
Kali Bari Mandir
, Connaught Place, New Delhi: Kali Bari Mandir, though uncomplicated in its construction, is regarded extremely sacred by the Hindu community.
, South New Delhi: Kalkaji Temple has illustrious associations with people of the bygone era, built out of a curious mixture of materials.
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
, New Delhi: Gurudwara Bangla Sahib not only is associated with two august Sikh Gurus, but also with Mughal emperors.
Delhi: Built out of an extremely painful reason, the Gurudwara Sisganj is a perfect example of bravery.
, NizamuddinBridge, New Delhi: Armed with a Guinness World Record, the Akshardham Temple is grandness personified beginning from the construction and ending in landscape gardening.
, Delhi: The Sikhs regard Gurudwara Rakabganj as a commemoration of one man's triumph over evil.
, Delhi: Surrounded with legends, the Gauri-Shankar temple houses medieval shrines of the chief deity.
Sheetala Devi Temple
, Gurgaon, Haryana: Sheetala Devi Temple sees an average footfall of more than 1000, the number rising up even more in festival months.
Sivanand Yoga Vedant Natraja Centre
, Kailash Colony, New Delhi: Sivanand Yoga Vedant Natraja Centre's sole aim is to look after the mental well being of people with innovative methods.
Ladakh Buddha Vihara
, New Delhi: The only one religious institution dedicated to a minority group, the Ladakh Buddha Vihara is the triumphant end product of state services.
Gurudwara Majnu ka Tila
, New Delhi: Committed to the main person behind the creation of the Sikh religion, Gurudwara Majnu ka Tila was built due to a man's selfless devotion towards almighty.
Gurudwara Nanak Piao
, Shakti Nagar, New Delhi: Sustaining devastation from Muslim rulers, Gurudwara Nanak Piao is consecrated to Guru Nanak.