Akshardham Temple


14.5/5(106 Ratings)

Akshardham Temple Overview

Ranked 1 of 15 sightseeing in Gandhinagar

Akshardham Temple or Swaminarayan Temple is one of the most popular temples of Gandhinagar. It is located just 2 km away from the main city and was constructed by Bochasanwasi Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS). The BAPS was established by Shastriji Maharaj in 1907, was opened for public in 1992.

This temple has over 100 pillars, balconies, a podium and around 17 domes. The entire temple features more than two hundred windows. Moreover, it features an idol of Swaminarayan in the central hall.

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What travellers are saying about Akshardham Temple

Experience scale
  • Excellent 38
  • Very Good 16
  • Good 5
  • Poor 1
  • Average 1
  • Terrible 0
  • Below Average 0
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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: More than 3hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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  • Food available for purchaseFood available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilitiesBathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowedCamera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowedWearing of shoes/footwear allowed
  • Lockers/StorageLockers/Storage

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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
6:00 AM -7:00 PM
6:00 AM -7:00 PM
6:00 AM -7:00 PM
Public Holidays:
6:00 AM -7:00 PM

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Reviews and Ratings

Janak Shah

Janak Shah3.6/5

35 reviews

Famous temple - Must visit If you're in Gandhinaga

This is a famous Temple in Gandhinagar The place is very famous not just for the Darshan, but also for the laser show! The laser show happens in the evening and is class apart . The visuals (shadow) are shown over the sprinkles of water in sync with sound! The combination is just amazing Situated beside the temple is a small amusement park and a cafeteria! 'Khichdi' here is very famous and many people visit the place just to have this meal The security is very high at this place as this is one of the most esteemed temples in India and also due to the terrorist attack in the past You need to either leave you belt, wallets and watch (leather items) in your car, or you can let it out in a locker provided!

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Ajay chandak

Ajay chandak1.4/5

2 reviews

Nothing more than good monument

This is marketing strategy of people who run Swaminarayan stream, which is irritating. The stories depicted in the campus at different location to glorify Swaminarayan as God are not real. Visit this only to see the structure as good monument. Nothing more.



8 reviews


This is a famous Temple in Gandhinagar. After a lot of security checks and submitting my Mobile to the security since nobody is allowed to take mobiles inside the premises I went in. You have to walk a little to reach the temple but once you enter the temple you are at peace. There is a lot of positive vibes in the temple. You can actually sit there for the entire day and be at peace. Totally loved the place.

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Tarun malik

Tarun malik5.0/5

4 reviews

Awesome Place

Nice place. Good food and ambience. Enlightens about the rich Religious history and good heritage place. State of the art and absolutely clean and lovely place to visit. Gives you peace of mind and relaxation from stressed life, relief from daily chores and injects you with freshness and makes you energetic. Must visit and if missed a real Lifetime miss. Nice infrastructure and everything makes you feel that how well planned the place is. Thanks to the people whose efforts have gone behind its creation. Can visit more than once and still you feel good every time you visit. Won't get bored by re visit Inga the place. Good lighting and must visit both in morning and evening.

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Anand Patel

Anand Patel5.0/5

8 reviews

Holy place

We know cleanliness about Swaminarayan temple and it's just unbelievable. A very good temple and there is a fountain show in the evening, their is also some rides so you can enjoy some quality time with a family. There is a very good shows of hour to spend time and get knowledge.

Sumit Sharma

Sumit Sharma5.0/5

20 reviews

Well Maintained, Beautiful and Devotional ...

The most acclaimed and talked about monument of Ahmedabad is Akshardham Temple - a temple of Swami Narayan Ji. The place is very Beautiful, very well maintained, peaceful, scenic and surrounded with Lush green beauty.Cameras are not allowed inside due to security concerns but local photographer are available to click your photo @ 100/- for A4 size one photo poster. Security in and around the premises is very high.The devotees of Swami Narayan Ji comes in large numbers apart from other tourists to this temple. Inside, there is a huge idol of their God in Gold and in basement they have preserved their God's nails, hair, teeth and other things in a museum.The main attraction is lazer show in the evening which is claimed to be 1st vedic lazer show of World (ticket 90/-) (timings 7. 30 to 8. 30) and undoubtedly is the best. We really enjoyed the Lazer show and the beauty and cleanliness of temple. It is really the best, well managed and well maintained temple of India. ...

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Vamshi krishna Bommerla

Vamshi krishna Bommerla5.0/5

10 reviews

Excellent place to spend time

It is located in Gandhinagar, it is the temple lord Swaminarayan. Here we can know the history of him and there is a big idol made of gold of lord Swaminarayan. Outside the temple there will be a water show, which will be an excellent show. We can see the history of lord Swaminarayan by a short film which is done by water and light, this show is an excellent. I recommend to watch this show definitely and there also games there to play.

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Ca vinod Chauhan

Ca vinod Chauhan5.0/5

1 review

Beautiful temple with tight security

The temple was fabulous and very beautiful. Gorgeous water show in the evening. Nice locality. Huge premises. Tight security. Huge statue of Saint, nice.

Umang Patel

Umang Patel3.6/5

1 review

Cool place to know the evolution of temple history

Cool, visit once for placidness. Every tomb has its own significance. A history is associated with the evolution of the temple and the environment around it. There is not much to see around in Gandhinagar except this temple. Delhi Akshardham is even more better than this. If anyone get the opportunity to visit it, then definitely don't miss it.

Kaushik Dedakia

Kaushik Dedakia5.0/5

1 review

Beautiful Temple

A temple with intricate architecture. A Kid-friendly park but limited rides. Visit the temple in the evening for the special lesser show, it is excellent and better than sentosa's lesser show at Singapore.

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Akshardham Temple, Gandhinagar

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Akshardham Temple, Gandhinagar

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Akshardham Temple, Gandhinagar

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