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Neeli Chhatri Temple

Neeli Chatri Temple is an ancient temple located at the Salim Garh fort, Ring road New Delhi close to Yamuna Bank. It is believed that the temple was built by the Elder brother of Pandavas. There is no specific mention of the history of this temple. Yet this temple is called the Pandavalaya Temple. Blue umbrella is a dome that is made of blue tiles. Hence it is called the Neeli Chatri Temple.

About Neeli Chatri Temple

The Neeli Chhatri temple is an ancient temple in Delhi. The temple situated at the Salim Garh fort, Ring Road New Delhi. It is believed that the temple is built by the eldest brother of Pandavas.

Dharmraj Yudhister organized an Ashwamegha Yagna in this temple. Later Lord Krishna and Balram worshipped here. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is one of the five ancient temples built by the Pandavas in Delhi. Lord Brahma had received the knowledge of the Vedas at Nigam Bodh Ghat.

Architecture Of Neeli Chhatri Temple

The architecture of this temple is similar to a tomb. The main idol of Lord Shiva is Lies in the center of the tomb. The whole of the temple is built of stone and masonry and ornamented with encaustic tiles of four colors. The temple has eight entrance gates and the verse of the Quran can be seen in the tomb.

History Of Neeli Chhatri Temple

It is believed that the mandir is constructed in the Mahabharat era by the eldest brother of the Pandavas. Lord Krishna and his brother Balram also has visited this place and worshipped the Lord shiva. But some Historian says that this is actually a tomb and made in the era of Mughal emperor Akbar. According to some historians that this tomb was built by the Noubat Khan, Mansabdar (State Official) of Akbar in 1565.

Festivals In Neeli Chatri Temple

  • Shivratri-The festival of Shivratri is one of the main festivals of this temple.
  • During the month of the Sawan large number of the devotees come to the mandir for the Jalabhisek.

Opening And Closing Timing

This temple Opening & Closing times is 5.00 AM – 12.00 PM and 4.00 AM – 11:00 PM.

Pooja Timing

The time of the aarti held at 8.00 am.

Dress Code

There is not certain dress code for the temple but visitors advised to wear decent clothes.

Tickets For Entry

Entry in the Temple complex is absolutely free.

Neeli Chatri Temple Location

The temple is located at the bank of the Holy River Yamuna adjacent to the Nigambodh Ghat , Ring Road, New Delhi.

How To Reach

From Delhi Airport
Delhi is well connected to all national and international flights. You can pick a metro from the airport metro station and reach Chandni Chowk, Kashmiri Gate or metro station. From here you can pick e-rickshaw, Auto to reach the temple.

From Delhi Railway Station
The nearest railway station is Delhi railway station. From here you can take e- rickshaw autos or cab to reach the temple.

From Delhi Interstate Bus Station
The nearest bus station is the ISBT Kashmiri gate. From here you can take e- rickshaw autos or cab to reach the temple.

Weather Of Delhi

During the months of summer (Mar to May) it extremely hot the temperature can rise up to 46 degrees.

In the monsoon, the climate remains pleasant, but heavy rainfall can spoil your plans.

In the winter it can be cold the temperature can fall down to 5-degree celsius. The morning and evening remain chilly, but in day time you can visit Neeli Chatri Temple.

Neeli Chhatri Temple Famous For

This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is believed that the temple is constructed by the Pandavas in Mahabharat Era. Pandavas had organized Ashwameg Yagna here. Devotee comes here to fulfill their wish. It is believed that if you offer 5 Laddu here to Lord Shiva then your wish will be fulfilled. At the month of Sawan, the temple remains full of devotees. All the devotees come here for JalaBhisek.


  • Is parking facility available for visitors?

    Yes, parking facilities available for visitors.

  • Is metro available for the temple?

    The nearest metro stations are Kashmiri Gate or Chandni Chowk.

  • What is the location of the Neeli Chhatri temple?

    The temple is located at the Adjacent Nigam Bodh ghat, Ring road, New Delhi.

  • What is the timing of the Neeli Chatri temple?

    The temple is open early in the morning at 5.00 a.m and close at 11.00 p.m at night.

  • What is the best time to visit the temple?

    You can visit the temple in the morning and evening. The temple remains close in the afternoon (12.00 p.m to 4.00 p.m)

  • What is the distance between Delhi airport to Neeli Chatri temple?

    Neeli Chatri Temple is 23 km from the Delhi airport.

Other Places Nearby Neeli Chhatri Temple

  • Red Fort
  • Jama Masjid
  • Qutub Minar
  • Chattarpur Temple
  • Lotus Temple
  • Kalka Ji Temple
  • Zoo logical Park
  • India Gate
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