Swaminarayan Akshardham, New Delhi

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One of the largest Hindu temples in the world, Swaminarayan Akshardham boasts a blend of different architectural styles and features. You'll find the temple decorated with nine separate domes of varying sizes, the tallest of which reaches a height of 43 m (141 ft). Enter through the main gate and admire the intricate carvings and reliefs on the exterior of the building, made with distinctive pink and white marble. Within, explore numerous exhibits dedicated to Hinduism. See Swaminarayan Akshardham and all New Delhi has to offer by arranging your trip with our New Delhi trip itinerary website .
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  • it was amazing and stunning place , taking photo and video is forbidden in this place , it was really the most stunning temple in delhi i think.  more »
  • One of nice Hindu temple & well maintained temple Best architecture temple in delhi But you can not take pictures of temples .just enjoying your time with india history &Hindu religion  more »
  • Each time I visit this mandir feel blessed. Cell phone and baggage is not allowed. Food is clean n cheap. Boat ride is must try. It's brings old Indian custom n tradition alive and contribution of Ind...  more »
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  • The opulence and magnificence of traditional Indian architecture showcased with such brilliance and splendour that fills the heart of every visitor with pride and glory. Though the security checks are thorough and strict still the passage through them is smooth and trouble free. The food courts offer expensive yet delicious dishes. The temple in itself is a grand example of Indian craftsmanship and dedication. Apart from the sanctums of the temple that house idols of Gods and Goddesses, the boat ride takes you on educative and entertaining ride that offers enchanting view of Indian history. The sound and light show is amongst the best that you can experience. A totally riveting visit.
  • The place is more like a small town than just a temple. With a lot of stuff to see and do, it offers us a way to understand divinity via using modern technology, which is a tough task. It does a good job, however. One can spend an entire day here. There's a good cafeteria, proper lockers, good washrooms and everything is clean and well maintained. The shrine has a grandeur that's not easy to be put in words. It's beside a main road, has a metro station named after it, so even transit wise it's very convenient.
  • It's not just a temple it's a temple complex. It has in house food court, toilets and large parking space. It is the finest example of Indian Architect. Each and every nook of the complex is very clean and well maintained. The temple committee provides very high security starting from entrance to every corner. A must visit place in Delhi. Always try to visit before 5 in the evening so that you can view mind blowing water show.
  • No photos and even phones allowed inside. Very strict. Built in 2005. Water show. Absolutely worth a longer visit. Gorgeous elephant statues with quotes. Immaculate across the board. One of my favourite attractions in New Delhi.
  • It is a must visit place if you are in Delhi. It is next to 7 Wonders of World. 1) It is Hindu Temple which is beautifully decorated. 2) It is 100-150 m from Akshardham Metro Station. 3) One can Visit the temple anytime except during Summers as it is very hot in Delhi. 4) It is huge and one can easily spend 4-5 hours.It is open on all days except Monday. 6) Camera ,mobiles any other gadgets are NOT allowed and same can be deposited in safe lockers available for free. 7) The last entry closes at 06:30 PM. 8) There are many attractions to see which include grand temple, water show(Light & sound show), thematic gardens, exhibition etc. 9) Food Canteen is available which is strictly vegetarian. 10) Paid parking available for all types of vesicles. 11) Water Show is a must watch.(Hindi/English)

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