Vishwa Shanti Stupa (World Peace Stupa) is one of the latest attractions to be added to Delhi’s long list of places to visit. It is a beautiful white stupa, with gilded statues of Buddha on each of the four sides. The monument is dedicated to world peace. It is one of many such stupas around the world (there are over 80 across the globe, including several in India), and the Dalai Lama was present for the inauguration of the project in Delhi in 2007.
The pristine white Shanti Stupa stands beside the Ring Road, a part of the much larger area known as Indraprastha Park. Either, you can walk into Indraprastha Park from one of its many entrances along the main road, and then walk through the park to get to the Vishwa Shanti Stupa, or you can enter from the gate right outside the Stupa itself.
The Stupa is located in the middle of a beautiful lawn, with flowerbeds and trees around. You will be awed to see its size, mesmerized to witness its Golden gleam and touched to remember its glory. There are Japanese-style stone lanterns dotted across space, and in the distance, there is a small-scale plaster replica of Mt Fuji.
The pathway to the Stupa itself leads through an impressive carved stone gateway. Near the entrance, opposite the Stupa, is a somewhat less spiritual space: this includes a food court with dhabas as well as a children’s play area.
Located on the fringes of the famous Indraprastha Park, this peace Pagoda is iconic in its stature in the national capital. The place evokes peace and bliss in the visitors. You can visit here for meditation or self-rejuvenation. It has become a pretty famous tourist destination, mainly due to its proximity to other tourist attractions like Humayun’s Tomb.