Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is one of the most important and famous Sikh Gurudwara of Delhi. Bangla Sahib Gurudwara is located on Baba Kharak Singh Marg near to the Connaught Place area of New Delhi. Sacred Heart Cathedral Church is opposite to Gurudwara on the other side of the Gol Dak Khana Roundabout. Bangla Sahib is known for the association with eighth Sikh Guru, Guru Har Krishan. Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is located inside a bungalow belonging to Raja Jai Singh. Raja Jai Singh was an Indian ruler of the 17th Century.
Bangla Sahib Complex has Gurudwara, A Sarovar (Holy Pond), a school and an Art gallery. Sarovar is very large in size with an abundance of fishes. The kitchen serves the free food (Langar) to all, regardless of any race, religion or caste. Anybody can eat in the Langar hall free of cost. Food is prepared by Gursikhs who worked here and anyone can volunteer in the services of Gurudwara. Baba Baghel Singh Museum, a library, and a hospital are located inside the Gurudwara Complex.
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib Timings and Entry Fee
|Bangla Sahib Timings||12 AM to 12 AM (Round the Clock)|
Bangla Sahib Gurudwara remains open on all the time of day from 12 AM to 12 AM. Entry is free for everyone (Indian and foreigners).
Bangla Sahib Langar Timings
The kitchen serves Langar 10,000 to 15,000 devotees daily. Generally, Langar starts 9 AM in the morning and run until 3 to 4 in the afternoon. It again starts 7 or 8 in the evening and runs 10 to 11 in the night. The Langar menu consists vegetarian meals which have chapatis, Dal (Pulses), Sabji (Vegetable Curry), Kheer (Sweet Dish) etc. Also many devote are distributing and offering free food to all outside the Gurudwara even in the wee hours. If you are visiting the Gurudwara make sure to take Karah Prasad. Langar timings can be varied as per the season and occasion.
The multilevel parking facility is available for the convenience of visitors. Gurudwara and Langar have an Air conditioning facility. Shoe racks are available free of cost for depositing the shores. Drinking water facility and clean washrooms are located inside the complex. I am not sure about Cloakroom facilities; I have read in some forums that cloakroom is available in the complex.
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib Map
How to Reach
The nearest Metro station is Shivaji Stadium of Airport Express line. It is just 500 meters from here and 5 minutes walk is sufficient to reach here. Patel Chowk Metro station on Yellow line and Rajiv Chowk Metro station of Blue Line are around 1 KM from here and 10 to 15-minute walk is required to reach the Gurudwara. Delhi Metro is the best mode of transport to reach here. Visitors can reach here via Auto, Taxi or city bus.