Shaped like the sacred lotus flower, this extraordinary temple is a major highlight of Delhi. Designed by Iranian-Canadian architect Fariburz Sahba in 1986, it is situated in Kalkaji and has 27 immaculate white-marble petals. Around the blooming petals there are nine pools of water, which light up, in natural light. It is open to the adherents of all faiths who come here to pray or meditate silently according to their own religion. It looks spectacular at dusk when it is flood lit. The temple remains closed on Mondays.