ISKCON Temple, Delhi
Location Hare Krishna Hill Sant Nagar, East of Kailash, New Delhi, India
Reach There Metro (Nehru Place /Kailash Colony Metro Station)
Entry Fee No Charges
Visiting Time 4:30 AM to 1:00 PM, 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Sri Sri Radha Parthasarathi temple of Delhi is quite commonly known among locals and tourists as the ISKCON temple of Delhi. This temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna and Radharani of Hinduism. ISKCON stands for International Society for Krishna CONsciousness. This is association was formed in 1966 to give more value to the 5000 year old Hindu traditions, which are based on teachings of Bhagavad Gita. This temple complex holds the main shrine of Lord Krishna and many other entertainment and educational facilities.
Tourist Attractions in ISKCON Temple
Built in 1998, this temple is one of the largest religious structures of Hinduism in the country. This temple complex holds the main shrine, rooms for service renders, seminar halls and much more. Top attractions to cover in this temple complex are:
1. Main Temple
The temple was built with stone and marble. This latticed tower temple is located at the highest point of the hill. You can find many carved wood and stone carvings in the temple walls, which explain the mythological stories of Hinduism. Special rituals take place at varying times, during any given day.
2. Center For Vedic Studies
This is a small Vedic school for Hindu boys. You can find seminar, conferences and classes conducted by renowned figures of the religion. Tourists are allowed to take part in certain seminars.
3. Krishna Jayanthi ParkThis park is lush with ponds, waterfalls, garden and much more. This is for relaxing and enjoying the peaceful environment.
4. Vedic Museum
This is a cultural museum located inside the temple complex. This museum helps to educate people about Ramayan and other epics. You can find many exhibits, artifacts, robotic shows and other interesting features that will keep everyone entertained. Top features of this museum are:
- Light and sound effect show conducted by robots to give a summary of Bhagavad Gita
- Original painting gallery of Lord Rama and Sita, which were painted by devotees from around the world.
- Quadroscope section provides a 3D video globe to show an animate video of religious teachings of Bhagavad Gita.
5. Vegetarian Restaurant
Located inside the complex, this restaurant is open for all tourists. The first serving of all the dishes are made to the deity of the temple. The restaurant provides a variety of vegetarian dishes and serves lunch and dinner to its customers too. The restaurant is also famous for its Vedic ambience and list of Vedic literature available for its customers to read while they dine. Are you a foodie? Well, it is not the only restaurant in the city. Choose our foodie themed Delhi tour packages like:
6. Vedic Library
This is a new library house, which holds more than 2000 Vedic books of various saints and authors of varying period. The library holds numerous spiritual books for bookworms and a multimedia section, where tourists can watch videos and documentaries.
The temple is located on Hare Krishna Hills, near Nehru Palace. It is located in the eastern side of Kailash region of New Delhi.
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How to Reach
Once you have reach Delhi railway station or airport, you can find numerous road transportation and metro routes to reach the temple. The temple is quite common among locals and thus, you can find direct autos and cabs from any part of New Delhi. If you are choosing the metro route, get down at Nehru Place, which is just 5-minute walk from the temple. You can also choose to get down at Kailash Colony Station, which is a little far away from the temple.
Visiting Timing and Fee
The temple is open throughout the week. The temple complex opens at 4:30 am and closes by 9 pm.
Main Shrine – 4:30 Am To 1 Pm And 4 Pm To 9 Pm
Restaurant Timing – 12 Pm To 3:30 Pm And 7 Pm To 10 Pm
Tourists are allowed to enter the premises without any entrance fee. Cameras and video cameras are not allowed.
Accommodation to Stay
There is a basic accommodation facility inside the temple. It needs reservation, much earlier from the day of arrival. The tourists will be served with food from the restaurant inside the temple. If you are looking for luxury accommodations, you can find numerous styles of hotels and hotels, around the temple region.
Best Time To Visit
Best time to visit is during Krishna Jayanti festival or during any other religious celebration. You can find unique rituals on Saturdays. Concerning climatic conditions, it is better to stick with the winter season, which starts in October and ends in March.
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