Swaminarayan Akshardham
Swaminarayan Akshardham
4.5
9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
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Fantastic site to visit - unimaginable architechture, great theme show, diaorama and I max presentation. If any tourist, irresepctive of his religion or creed, has half a day to spare, this is a must see. It is one man's creation in five years totally with voluntary support. A monument which makes every indian proud!
Duration: More than 3 hours
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  • Voyage24490598219
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great time spend
    I had an amazing evening in akshardham temple. It was 2nd time I visited with Anas but it felt so much new again. He had a really nice humour and made me try special food over there. I enjoyed to the fullest.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written June 30, 2023
  • Clare.b39
    Delhi, New York14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Calm & peaceful ✌️
    Calm, peaceful and the architecture is mesmerizing. The detailed sculpture will leave you in awe. Beautiful place to visit. And if it is a cloudy day you're gonna love the place. They have multiple counters for keeping your bags and mobiles. They even have luggage cloakrooms for people visiting from various states (if coming directly from stations) The management is highly organized. The food served at the food court is also tasty and reasonable. The overall experience is awesome 😎.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written July 27, 2023
  • Madhulika L
    Noida, India6,211 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful carvings, lovely grounds
    Situated on a large spread of land on the Yamuna Flood Plain in Delhi, the Akshardham Temple was built under the aegis of the Swamirayan ‘Sampraday’. The organization traces its history to its founder, the early 19th century sage Swaminarayan, and it is under the fifth successor to Swaminarayan that this temple was built, being inaugurated in 2005. The temple complex is huge. We visited on a sultry monsoon Sunday, around 11:30, when there was still not much of a crowd. It’s a fairly long walk from the car parking to the temple gates, and you have to go through tight security. No bags, cameras, mobile phones, electronics etc are allowed in—you can leave them at the cloakrooms at the entrance, or if you’ve driven here, leave them in your vehicle. Just at the gates are snack booths that sell very basic food and drinks: bottled water and juice seemed to be most popular. Within the temple grounds, close to the exit, is a large ‘pure vegetarian’ food court, along with an outdoor play area, souvenir shop, toilets, a space to deposit footwear (not allowed, obviously, in the main temple building) and more. Also within the grounds are exhibition rooms, and facilities to have your photos taken at specific spots. The main temple, with a series of domed roofs, is very ornately carved: in places it comes across as a little too intricate, but most of it is very impressive. Inside are large paintings depicting the life of Bhagwan Swaminarayan, with text in Hindi and English; glittery shrines around the periphery depict some of the major gods/avatars of the Hindu pantheon, and right in the centre is a very shiny, gold-and-white marble diorama depicting Swaminarayan. No entry fee is charged. Any donations you may give are purely voluntary. The gardens are beautifully maintained, with lots of flowering trees and shrubs, and it’s all quite clean and pleasant. Note that because this is a religious space, you should dress and act with decorum. If you happen to be wearing shorts, a long sarong-like piece of cloth can be hired to cover your legs.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written July 31, 2023
  • Pradeep
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Most beautiful Temple
    What a place to visit, we had a chance to visit this temple during our stay at Delhi and i am amazed to see the temple. The architect is wonderful. it took time to visit the whole temple. there are lots of activity to see. its nice to see fountain show at evening. please avoid going there with bulky stuff with you or electronic stuffs as it will all be collected to the locker room before you enter the temple. overall a worth to visit!!
    Visited July 2023
    Written August 8, 2023
  • 1WorldRambler
    California75 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning architecture
    It is a stunning and massive newer temple and complex that has been caringly designed in the old traditions. It is located a bit outside the main part of the city. We came here on a tour and found it worthwhile; however, I wouldn’t rate it as a must see if you only have limited time.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written October 17, 2023
  • Sunny P
    United Kingdom796 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Make Time To Visit
    What an amazing experince. Just seeing the temple from the road seems to pull you towards it. The size of this place is outstanding. People from all walks of life are welcome and plenty of people to advise along the way. Nice way to spend a few hours.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written October 31, 2023
  • Elmira Coury
    Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    very huge temple
    The building and the ocean together make for one of the most impressive aspects of that location. You should make it a point to see it at least once in your lifetime, but the concept behind the water display is not going to be to everyone's liking. There is a sense of peace here. Mobile phones, cameras, and other electronic devices are not permitted.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written November 27, 2023
  • Hicham B
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates1,482 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful
    The architecture inside is just astonishing, the sense of the detail, the marble work, the dorures, it is just sublime. There is a very nice ludic path to understand the story behind this philosophy. No phones are allowed inside the the whole perimeter of the temple
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written December 2, 2023
  • Abovetheclouds
    2,062 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning. Security is tight.
    Huge grounds. Stunning. Security is very tight. You cannot take any photographs or video cameras. Suggest just taking a bottle of water and some spare change. Footwear must be removed before entering. A lot of walking to reach the main part. Take a guide with as there is so much detail and they can point out the important parts. If you need the bathroom, use the one inside and not the one outside just as you enter. Quite newly built. Well looked after.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written January 4, 2024
  • Renan
    226 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    No camera / phones inside. You pay for photos
    The queue outside is huge and it's difficult to understand where to go at first. You'll be asked to drop your bag along with all your phone / camera / video camera before going in. That alone will take more than 20min then you queue up again for more than 20min before getting in the place. There surely is a lot of carving outside and inside, and as some people mentioned there's a mixed feeling between a touristic place and a temple. It's clearly indicated where you can have your photo taken (2 area if I'm correct), the cheapest being 140rps for a physical photo you'll have to carry with you on the flight home.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written January 22, 2024
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vishnu v
5 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Waste of your time. Never go on a summer day.
Worst experience.Nothing is good to talk about. Phones and bags are not allowed. Will make circle in queues. Not for a tourist .nothing attractive.
Written June 8, 2024
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Parnian
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
The place was a kind of temple which was not ancient but it was surprising, the building was very tall which catches your attention for minutes, the water show was incredible but it was Indian so if you don’t know Indian, maybe you get bored
Written May 15, 2024
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Zuzana C
15 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Very bad and difficult entry conditions. I really don't understand why. We have visited many famous places and nowhere I saw such entry requierements. After this all we didn't go into the temple. Who knows If we would get our phones and camera back again? Also waiting in 40 degrees was digusting. Don't go there
Written May 14, 2024
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Dinesh Srivastava
Meerut District, India27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Shree Swaminarayan Akshardham mandir was beautiful place to visit. I was here with my family to seek the blessings of Shree Swaminarayan ji for a peaceful and prosperous life. It was a divine experience which we cannot express. there was a lot a positive energy and sense of calmness here
Written May 12, 2024
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frances D
New Delhi, India2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
beautiful and sprawling temple complex, located not far from the city center. metro station is nearby and 5 minutes walking distance away. As per the records, there are 20000 sculptures in the temple complex overall
Written April 29, 2024
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margest66
New Delhi, India2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
A family get together and a slice of Hindu culture. The sprawling complex including largest Hindu temple in India, themed park, eating halls and sound and light show. hence it makes upto to perfect family gathering spot
Written April 28, 2024
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Janandtheworld
Copenhagen, Denmark76 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
I really enjoyed my visit to this temple. It's beautiful and overwhelming in every way. The main temple is stunning with all the intricate carvings.

I went in the morning on a weekday, and there were no lines at all.

The fact that photography is not allowed, has the benefit of people not crowding in specific places to get the perfect picture. Great.

I enjoyed the exhibition, and the film, which made me understand the history of the temple much better. But mostly I enjoyed the boat ride through India's history. Great fun.

I had lunch in the cafeteria, which was good and very reasonably priced.

Take the metro or an Uber to get there.
Written April 16, 2024
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Thoresway
Southampton, UK86 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We visited on a Friday evening mainly to see the light and water show. There are three stages of security: initial bag search on entry; handing in prohibited items at the cloakroom in return for a token and then frisking immediately before entering the actual compound. It took us about an hour to o all this. The middle stage could be avoided if you can manage without the prohibited items. We walked around the outside of the temple to see the elephants which depict moral stories. The light show is in a separate open air arena and depicts a struggle between five Hindu gods and four children. It is spectacular.
Written March 23, 2024
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Dipak W
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
A must visit in Delhi. Despite free entry you will need to stand in long queues for collecting an entry form, lodging your valuables etc. But the wait is worth it. No photography is allowed and shorts and short dresses will need to be covered up.
Written March 9, 2024
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Melkai
Roswell, GA345 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
This was amazing. Leave your cameras and phones in the car. Wear socks as shoes are not allowed inside and modest clothing enforced. But what a beautiful place.. a must see in Delhi. So clean and well maintained. The craftsmanship and story is enchanting. I would say this is the number one site visit in Delhi. Buy a paper guide when you enter to read about the history. Make sure to visit the garden to the left as you enter..
Written February 29, 2024
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