Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, Delhi

Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, Delhi (must see)

Constructed in 1783, this is one of the most prominent Sikh gurdwara (or Sikh house of worship), known for its association with the eighth Sikh Guru, Guru Har Krishan, as well as the pool inside its complex, known as the "Sarovar". Instantly recognisable by its golden dome and tall flagpole, it is a landmark of the city of Delhi.

The grounds include the Gurudwara, a kitchen, a large (holy) pond, a school, and an art gallery. As with all Sikh Gurdwaras, the concept of langar is practiced, and all people regardless of race or religion may eat in the Gurdwara kitchen (langar hall). The Langar (food) is prepared by gursikhs who work there and also by volunteers who like to help out. At the Gurdwara, visitors are requested to cover their hair and not to wear shoes. Assistance to foreigners and visitors with Guides, head scarves, and shoe-minding service can be found inside the compound and are available free of charge.

Why You Should Visit:
It's amazing how such a place of peace and overwhelming spirituality can exist in such a chaotic city!
A perfect setting for clearing your head, praying, walking, and just enjoying the beauty of it all.

Tip:
Make your way to the Visitor Center first. You will leave your shoes and socks there (totally safe), and they will lend you something to cover your head.
Remember to take a tour of the kitchens where thousands of meals are prepared for the communal meal on a daily basis – you could even give a hand!
Outside the temple, around the "pool", there are plenty of stalls to purchase Sikh objects and souvenirs.

Opening Hours:
Daily: 9am-3pm / 7-10pm

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Sight Name: Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
Sight Location: Delhi, India (See walking tours in Delhi)
Sight Type: Religious
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