Photo of the Week | Lotus Temple, New Delhi, India

by Stephanie Walsh · 8 comments

in Asia, India, Photography, Travels

Lotus Temple, New Delhi, India at sunset
Lotus Temple, New Delhi, India

Lotus Temple, New Delhi, India

This weeks #FriFotos theme is #ROOFTOPS.


The Lotus Temple in New Delhi, India has one of the most beautiful and intricate rooftops I have ever seen.

I spent three months working in New Delhi in 2011 and fell in love with the country. Looking through my photos for this post reminded me how much I love the colour, vibrancy and energy of the place. Everywhere you look is a photo opportunity! This beautiful temple in Delhi is shaped like a lotus flower, the national flower of India. The Lotus flower symbolizes spirituality, fruitfulness, wealth, knowledge and illumination. While it is not obvious in this particular photo, the building is actually huge and I was also lucky enough to see it during sunset. I had such limited time in India for exploring and travelling while I was working there, so I cannot wait to return to the country as a traveller and not an employee!

What and where was the most unique building you have ever seen?

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1 Jonathan June 16, 2012 at 5:47 am

I’ll go soon
Hope I can share the pictures I take too


2 Steph June 18, 2012 at 2:20 pm

Yeah you should, we’d love to see them! Say hi to Ajeet for us 🙂


3 Spencer June 18, 2012 at 11:13 pm

Awesome photo of a beautiful structure. I’ll be it was great seeing it in person.


4 geno conahan August 29, 2012 at 12:44 pm

Glad you enjoyed your stay there. I was there in ’99 and was overwhelmed by the filth piled up throughout the City. I was on my way to a wedding in Jaiphur and regretted having to go through New Dehli and Dehli twice. We did purchase fruits and veggies along the road and gave them to the hungry people we met everywhere. The pollution in the air is horrible. You must cover your nose and mouth. Too depressing to go on.


5 Stephanie Walsh September 5, 2012 at 11:01 pm

I know what you mean. I experienced my first real culture shock in New Delhi, couldn’t believe the amount of rubbish on the streets and the dust everywhere! It’s a thing often overlooked, but you really appreciate fresh, clean air and water when you get back from India! Despite the pollution, India remains one of my favourite countries…the people, culture and places are just amazing and so different to anything I’ve experienced before. Thanks for visiting our blog and commenting Geno! 🙂


6 rupam { xhobdo } September 25, 2012 at 9:00 am

Truly Awesome.


7 Stephanie Walsh September 25, 2012 at 4:50 pm

Thank you so much! 🙂


8 Akash August 27, 2014 at 2:09 am

Awesome photo……………..Executed at a proper time.