If you’re planning on visiting London, you’re most likely visiting for the history and culture. Besides that, the hub of Europe is also the primary visiting destination for stars and talents from all over the world – represented by the dazzling array of sports events and theatrical productions the city has.
But what you might not realise that the town is also home to a range of fabulous Indian temples. Some of these include the Sree Ganapathy temple in Wimbledon, the Temple Willesden, the Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, and the Iskcon-Soho London temple. These venues give you the opportunity to appreciate Indian culture with the convenience of not having to travel to the country itself.
So, you don’t necessarily have to venture out to Indian to get a taste of the culture. In effect, this represents London’s greatest strength; it’s ability to intertwine a range of cultures into a destination is ahead of the curve. Dozens of ethnic restaurants scatter the central areas of the city, and this makes it easy to try cuisine from places.
Book your stay at the Park Grand London Hyde Park this season and discover what it means to have a luxury stay in the heart of the city. Other temples we feel compelled to recommend are the Buddhapadipa Temple, the London Buddhist Vihara, and the London Fo Guang Shan Temple. While these three mentioned venues might not be Indian Hindu temples (perhaps that’s all you’re after), they offer a fascinating insight into Buddhist culture.
The more connected we can become with other cultures, the more secure we’ll become in our own. It’s one thing to explore religious history about your individual background, but it’s another thing to shed your premonitions about others and discover with freedom of mind. London, unlike any other city, provides that opportunity to visitors in abundance. With a range of museums, art galleries, temples, churches and other sacred spaces – if you plan your trip right, you’ll leave having experienced a breadth of insight beyond what you’re used to.
India’s culture has had a profound impact on the world. From Bollywood movies to Indian cuisine, we can find India’s influence everywhere. India is one of the world’s oldest civilisations, credited for shaping Indian culture beyond the Indian subcontinent – it’s the birthplace of Hinduism, Jainism, and Sikhism. Discover Indian culture by ironically, booking your stay at one of the many hotels in central London.