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Akshardham : Delhi

Akshardham Temple Delhi, India
Akshardham Temple Delhi, India

Akshardham is a Hindu temple complex in Delhi.
The complex displays millennial of traditional Hindu and Indian culture, spirituality, and architecture.
The building was developed by ‘Pramukh Swami Maharaj‘.

Akshardham Temple Night View
Akshardham Temple Night View

The temple, which attracts approximately 70 percent of all tourists who visit Delhi.
Akshardham was officially opened on 6 November 2005.
Akshardham temple has been built within five years.
Akshardham is near the banks of the Yamuna.
Temple built according to the Vastu Shastra and Pancharatra Shastra.
Detailed carvings were done by hand
It is constructed entirely from Rajasthani pink sandstone and Italian Carrara marble.
Seven thousand Stone carvers and three thousand volunteers were put to work for the Akshardham construction.

Akshardham Temple Interior View
Akshardham Temple Interior View

Temple consists of 234 ornately carved pillars and nine domes.
Temple has 20,000 murtis and statues of Hinduism’ssadhus, devotees, and acharyas.
The main monument, which is in the center of temple is 141-foot (43 m) high, 316-foot (96 m) wide, and 356-foot (109 m) long,
It is covered top to bottom with carved designe of flora, fauna, dancers, musicians, and deities.
Akshardham open on 6 November 2005.

Akshardham Temple Arial View
Akshardham Temple Arial View

Akshardham opening ceremony dedicated to the nation by the President of India, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
Akshardham is the World’s Largest Comprehensive Hindu Temple.(awarded by Guinness world record )
It measures 356 ft (109 m). long, 316 ft (96 m). wide and 141 ft (43 m). high, covering an area of 86,342 sq ft (8,021.4 m2).
The grand, ancient-style, ornately hand-carved stone temple has been built without structural steel.
Akshardham construction completed within five years by 11,000 artisans and volunteers.

Akshardham Temple Location Map
Akshardham Temple Location Map

Timing to visit Akashardham

Complex
First Entry 9.30 am, Last Entry 6.30 pm
Exhibitions
10.30 am to 6.00 pm
Water Show “Sahaj Anand”
6.00 pm. Please note that timings will change as per season, depending on Sunset timings. There may be a second show on Saturdays, Sundays and other holidays.
The entire Swaminarayan Akshardham Complex is closed on Mondays
Night Lighting:
Every Night
Restaurant ‘Premvati’:
11:00 am to 8:00 pm
Souvenir Shop:
11:00 am to 8:00 pm
Time needed to view Akshardham:
Main Mandir and Gardens:
One and a half hours
Hall of Values, Boat Ride and Theatre:
Approx. 3 hours.
Akshardham Temple Day View
Akshardham Temple Day View

Entry Fee:

Entry into the Swaminarayan Akshardham Complex is Free.
Entry to the Mandir and Gardens is Free.

Tickets: To view the Exhibitions

Hall of Values
Sahajanand Darshan
Audio-Animatronics Shows (1 hour)
Boat Ride
Sanskruti Vihar
India’s Glorious Heritage (15 minutes)
Theatre
Neelkanth Darshan
Giant Screen Film (40 minutes)
Adults
Rs. 170
Concessions:
Children (4 years old to 12 years old)
Rs. 100
Children below 4 years old are free
Senior Citizens (60 years and above)
Rs. 125

School Groups:

Note: School and College Group concession are available from 9:30am to 2:00pm on weekdays only. The concession is not available on Saturday, Sundays or public holidays. Only recognized schools are eligible for concessions.
Group of 50 School children or more
Rs. 60
Per child
Teachers accompanying School children
Rs. 170
1 teacher with every 25 students goes free
Group of 20 College students or more
Rs. 150
Per student (ID required)
Water Show “Sahaj Anand”:
Adult
Rs. 80
Above 12 years
Children
Rs. 50
Below 12 years
Akshardham temple Layout map
Akshardham Temple Layout plan

 Parking Facilities in Akshardham Temple

Two Wheelers
Rs. 10
Car & Three Wheelers
Rs. 30
Mini Bus & Vans
Rs. 60
Bus & Coaches
Rs. 125
 Facilities in Akshardham Temple
  • Cloakroom
  • Visitors Center
  • Wheelchairs
  • Telephone Booths
  • Lost and Found Department
 Strictly Prohibited in Akshardham Temple
Smoking and Alcohol
Smoking, tobacco, alcohol and drugs are not allowed in the complex

Mobile Phones, Cameras

Visitors are not allowed to carry Cameras, video cameras, mobile phones or any electronic items inside the Akshardham temple complex.
 Food

Visitors are not allowed to carry food inside the premises. Vegetarian food and snacks are available at Premvati Food Court in Akshardham temple complex.

 Behavior
Avoid impolite and rude language.
 Pets
Pets are not allowed in the complex.
 Clothing

Visitors are requested to wear respectable clothes to respect the dignity of the place.

 Source : Wikipedia 
             
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