Akshardham Overview

Ranked 1 of 1270 sightseeing in New Delhi

Akshardham is a beautiful temple complex in Delhi, which is an imitation of the Akshardham in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. Popularly known as Swaminarayan Akshardham, this temple is moderated by Pramukh Swami Maharaja, who is the spiritual head of the Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha. Inaugurated on 6 November, 2005, this temple displays 1000 years of traditional Indian and Hindu culture, spirituality, and architecture.

The major attraction of the temple is the main monument, which is situated in the heart of the complex. This 43 m high monument is adorned with the intricate carvings of flora, fauna, dancers, musicians, and spiritual deities. The most unique feature of this monument is that is stands without the support or steel or concrete. Only Rajasthani pink sandstone and Italian Carrara marble have been used to construct the temple. 3.4 m high statue of Swaminarayan is the presiding deity of the temple. Deities of Sita Ram, Radha Krishna, Shiv Parvati, and Lakshmi Narayan also enshrined within the monument.

Another attraction of the temple complex is Hall of Values, which is also known as Sahajanand Pradarshan. This hall presents incidents from the life of Bhagwan Swaminarayan through animatronics and diorama presentations. Theatre called Neelkanth Kalyan Yatra, musical fountain called Yagnapurush Kund and Garden of India known as Bharat Upavan, are the other attractions of this temple complex. Additionally, the temple complex houses Yogi Hraday Kamal, Narayan Sarovar and AARSH Centre.

Visitors can enjoy boat ride called the Sanskruti Vihar in the artificial river made within the temple complex. Tourists from Noida can Akshardham Metro Station on Blue Line by metro.

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Manish Goel

Manish Goel5.0/5

7 reviews

One of the biggest temple in india

A traditional mandir (temple) dedicated to Bhagwan Swaminarayan that reflects the beauty and spirituality of Indias ancient art, culture, and architecture . Garden of India . . Sixty acres of lush lawns, gardens and exquisite bronze statues, honouring India's child heroes, valorous warriors, national patriots and great women personalities who inspire values and character

Ashish Sehgal

Ashish Sehgal4.3/5

120 reviews

Amazing Temple architecture

It's a great place to visit in Delhi. Temple architecture is very elegant. There are many shows which can be seen by the visitors. It's situated in East Delhi.

Swati Bisht

Swati Bisht4.3/5

19 reviews

A Must Visit when in New Delhi

This is a home of God and is one of the most beautiful attractions of New Delhi. This temple is a humble tribute to Bhagwan Swaminarayan (1781- 1830), the avatars, devas and great sages of Hinduism. This has a historical signifance and its clean and spread out feel, brings a lot of peace in the visitors.

Vohta Ram

Vohta Ram4.3/5

10 reviews

Great Temple

Akshardham' means the divine abode of God. It is hailed as an eternal place of devotion, purity and peace. Swaminarayan Akshardham at New Delhi is a Mandir - an abode of God, a Hindu house of worship, and a spiritual and cultural campus dedicated to devotion, learning and harmony

Rajat Sabharwal

Rajat Sabharwal4.3/5

24 reviews

Excellent temple, more of entertainment

I must say there are loot of activities in Akshardham. What not to miss inside akshardham is the statues inside the temple, carving inside and outside temple, movie show on big screen, musical fountain in the evening, boat ride, showcase about India and other cultural things, last is khichadi in there canteen.

Shweta N singh

Shweta N singh4.3/5

13 reviews

I have visited Akshadham multiple times with my relative and specially my Grand Father more than 5 times and my grand father feel very happy to visited the place. It is the greatest temple which I saw in my life. This temple is sutured in 10 acres. Its the biggest attraction in Delhi. There are main attraction is 3-D light musical fountain with awesome background music. Hope you will have a great day in akshardam

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Shankar Tagad

Shankar Tagad5.0/5

2 reviews

Peaceful, Magnificent Work and Cultural Temple

Greatest art presented and peaceful temple which is must to visit when you're in Delhi. Laser show and water show is one of the main attraction. Food is very good quality and value for money.

Navin Singh

Navin Singh3.9/5

91 reviews

"Akshardham temple Awesome & memorable place"

I visited here multiple time with my family, it's one of the most popular and awesome places to visit if you are in Delhi. You show here beautiful carving & huge statues of Gods & Goddesses inside the temple. Musical & Light fountain is main attractions inside here, you can't see that types of Musical fountain in India so please make sure to visit here if you want to see awesome place.

Gaurav Todi

Gaurav Todi5.0/5

4 reviews

Akshardham Noida more, Pandav Nagar, New Delhi,

No photos and even phones allowed inside. Very strict. Built in the year 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.

Pounraj pandian

Pounraj pandian5.0/5

2 reviews

Akshardham good temple

It is the best one of the temple in the world I have been seen. Well planned and good looking appearance and placed it in the heart of the city. The facilities in side the temple is very good and high quality products of food is ready to have. The price of all products whatever may be is most costlier. This have to be reduce so that the common people may can take.

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