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Chhatarpur Mandir

Location: On the main Guragon-Mehrauli Road, about 4-kilometers from Qutab Minar Complex

Time to Visit: Open on all days

Preferred Timings: Morning and evening aarti (prayer) time

Admission Fee: Free and open to all

Photography charges: nil, permission required to click photos inside the temple

How to Reach: Tourists can either take local buses from various points within the city to reach this temple, or they can hire auto-rickshaws and taxis or take the metro rail.

Nearest Railway Station: Nizamuddin Railway Station

Nearest Metro Station: Central Secretariat

Functional Metro Station: Central Secretariat

Distance from International Airport: Indira Gandhi International Airport

Time required for sightseeing: About 45 minutes

(All data as of October 2005)

Located on the main Guragon Mehrauli Road, about 4-kilometers away from Qutab Minar Complex, the sacred Chhatarpur Temple is one of the largest and most popular Hindu temples of the capital. Completely built with white marble and richly crafted, the temple complex has many temples dedicated to different deities like Lord Shiva, Lord Ganesha and Lord Rama. However, the main presiding deity of the whole temple complex is Goddess Durga. Thus the Chhatarpur Temple becomes the center of attraction of the capital during the festival of Navratri when thousands of devotees throng the temple complex.

Built in the south Indian style, the temple complex is spread over a large area with beautiful manicured lawns and gardens. The whole ambience of the temple complex is very religious as discourses and prayers are held round the clock. The other attraction of the temple is a tree tied with many threads and appears as if decorated with colorful bangles. It is believed that tying a thread or bangle on the tree leads to the fulfillment of the devotees wishes.

Don't forget to remove your shoes outside the temple and wash your hands and feet before entering the temple.

Special Event/ Attraction

Prayers and discourses are the regular feature of the temple, which can be attended by anybody. However, the festival of Navratri is celebrated with great enthusiasm and the whole temple is very beautifully decorated.

Nearby Tourist Attractions

Alai-Darwaza, Quwwatul-Islam Mosque, Iron Pillar, Alai Minar, Tomb of Iltutmish, Imam Zamin's Tomb and Ala-ud-Din Madarsa.

Nearby Places to Eat

Thai Wok Ambavata Complex, Osaka Aurobindo Marg, Red Snapper Aurobindo Marg and a number of roadside food stalls, near the Qutb complex.

Nearby Shopping Venues

Ambavata Shopping Complex, Mehrauli, Hauz Khas Village, Sahara Mall and DT Mall in Gurgaon.

Last Updated On: 2011/07/04