The construction of this marvelous architectural beauty took nearly 5 years. The main building of the Akshardham Temple at the center of the complex houses an 11 ft high, gilded cult image of Swaminarayan. Swaminarayan is a reformer of the 17th century. According to his followers he is believed to be an incarnation of God. Pink sandstone from Rajasthan and and Carrara marble from Italy have been used for the building.
Attractions at Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple in Delhi
Hall of ValuesIt is a lifelike robotic presentation on universal values for mankind. The principal theme of this audio animatronic show is sculpting one's life for the eternal goals like happiness, peace etc. The 3D dioramas used for the show, provides a fresh and powerful experience for the visitors.
The Giant TheaterIt features a film on life of teenage yogi Neelkanth, Neelkanth Kalyan Yatra. This unique film features 18th century India and portrays holy places, festival and tradition of the country. The theater is Delhi's first large format screen.
Boat RideThis boat ride takes the visitor to a unique journey of 10000 years in approximately 12 minutes. The journey begins from world's first university and ends with message expressing hope for the future.
Musical FountainYagnapurush Kund is a combination of musical fountain and world's largest yagna kund. During night the fountain produces a mystical show with the chants of vadic mantra from the upnishands.
Quick Facts/ Guide:
Contact: +91-11-4344 2344
Nearest Metro Station: Akshardham metro station on Blue line of Delhi Metro
Bus Route: The best way to reach Akshardham Temple is through metro. Otherwise, one can take buses to reach Ganesh Nagar or Samaspur Jagir Village bus stop and take an auto rickshaw for the temple.
Akshardham temple timings are given below:
First Entry: 9:30 AM
Last Entry: 6:30 PM
Exhibition Tickets: 10 AM to 5PM
Musical Fountain: 7:45 PM (musical fountain timings are subject to change in different seasons as per the sunset timings)
Complex Entry: Free
Photography: Not allowed
Mobiles & Electronics:Not allowed (Cloakroom available for storing the mobile phones,electronic gadgets and cameras)
Important information: Facilities of parking, cloak room, visitors center, wheelchair and telephone booths are provided inside the temple premises. You can also visit Iskcon Temple, Jain Temples, Lotus Temple and other temples in Delhi.