Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple in Delhi

Get mesmerized by the 9 beautiful domes of the temple!

Get mesmerized by the 9 beautiful domes of the temple! | Photo credit: Stanislav Sedov and Dmitriy Moiseenko/Wikipedia

Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple Overview

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The Swaminarayan Akshardham, popularly known as the Akshardham Temple is a Hindu temple which exemplifies traditional Hindu culture and architecture. The temple was developed by the spiritual head of the Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha, Pramukh Swami Maharaj. 7000 artisans were involved in the construction of the temple aided by 3000 volunteers.

The Akshardham temple was opened in November 2005 and boasts of spectacular architecture. The entire structure of the temple has been built without using steel and is complete with 234 intricately carved pillars, 9 beautiful domes, 20 rising towers, a plinth of stone elephants known as the Gajendra Pith along with statues of famous Indian sadhus and spiritual personalities. The structure of the mandir is an amalgamation of pink stone and white marble and is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the city.

  • Opening Closing Time 9:30 am to 6:30 pm (except Mondays)

  • Entrance Fee Entry to the Akshardham temple complex and gardens is free. Visitors however need to purchase tickets for the Hall of Values, the boat ride and the theatre. Please visit the official website of the Akshardham Temple for more details.

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Location

National Highway 24, near Noida More, New Delhi