Akshardham Temple,New Delhi
Overview – Akshardham Temple (Swaminarayan Akshardham) is an celebrated classic hindu architectural style Temple which is one of the biggest in Delhi & India constructed by BAPS.
Temple is dedicated to Bhagwan Swaminarayan established in year 2005 ,commissioned by Pramukh Swami Maharaj. Structure embodies 234 beautifully carved pillars,20 quadrangle spires,9 elaborate domes & nearly 20000 sculptures.
If you are planning travel to the Temple few travel tips and guide can be helpful in planning your visit.
|1.How to Reach?||Location –NH 24 Akshardham Setu
By Metro– Nearest Metro Station Akshardham Metro
By Car– Through NH 24
|2.Opening /Closing Timings||Opening Timing-9:30am(last entry till 6:30pm)
Closing Timing-8.00pm (Closed on Monday)
Aarti timings-10:00am to 6:00pm
Exhibition Ticket Timings-10:00am to 7:00pm
|4.Entry Fees(Exhibition)||Adult-12 years & above-Rs 220/Senior Citizens 60 years & above-Rs 170
Child-(4-11 years )-Rs 120,Below 4 Years-Free
|5.Entry Fees(Musical Fountain)||Adults(12 years & above)- Rs 80
Child(4 -11 years)-Rs 50
|6.Best Time to Visit||
All throughout Year
|8.Not Allowed||Mobiles, Electronic items, photography is not allowed in premises.|
|9. Unique Facts||·Word Akshardham is derived from two words –Akshar meaning eternal & dham meaning adobe
·It has total 10 welcome gates
· No Concrete or steel is used in construction.
When you enter the building you will be spell bound by the exquisite monumental structure and size .Few facts about sites and structures can add further brilliance to visit .Here are few of them
|Sites/Places To Visit||Facts/History related|
Main Temple dedicated to Bhagwan Swaminarayan
|3.Exhibitions||· Sahajanand Darshan(Hall 1)-Duration 1hr,Language-Hindi & English(separate shows)-
It is known as Hall of values where different like nonviolence ,morality are shown through 3D Animation technology.
·Neelkanth Darshan(HALL 2)-Duration -40 minutes,Language –Hindi(although headphones for English commentary can be availed).-
film titled Neelkanth yatra is shown which displays story of Bhagwan Swaminarayan in his youthful days.
· Sanskruti Darshan(HALL 3)-Duration -15 minutes , Language –Hindi(although headphones for English commentary can be availed).-
In this show visitor sits in the boat goes through 10000 years of india’s heritage & culture eg Vedic Marketplace & Takshila University.
|4.Garden of India||It’s a beautiful garden sprawling 60 acres with bronze statues of great personalities.
|5.Lotus Garden(Yogi Hriday Kamal)||It has stones engraved with thoughts of eminent personalities.
|6.Narayan Sarovar||It has water body water of 151 holy rivers & lakes across India.
|7.Musical Fountains(Sahaj Anand)||Water show which is main attraction for children’s. This show narrates episode from Kena Upanishad via colored lasers, water jets & Video projections.
Timings-Starts in evening after sunset 7:45 PM. (Multiple shows are held during public holidays & weekends).
|8.Premvati Aahargarh(Food Court)||
It’s a Vegetarian Food court inside Complex.
|9.Books & Gift Center||
It’s a small Souvenir shop inside complex.
Friends hope you find this guide helpful and factful ..do leave your comments for any additions.