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Address: 4N739 State Highway 59, Bartlett, IL 60103
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+1 630-213-2277
09:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 19:00

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Beautiful design

I live near here and have always wanted to see the place. First to know, you might want to wear socks because you have to take your shoes off. Second is that they close it down... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Carolyn B
Carol Stream, Illinois
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Carol Stream, Illinois
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29 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I live near here and have always wanted to see the place. First to know, you might want to wear socks because you have to take your shoes off. Second is that they close it down for lunch. We got there just in time and they told us to hurry. We only got to walk around the temple for about... More 

Thank Carolyn B
Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 20 December 2016

I've never been to the Taj Mahal in India. I have been to the B'ai Temple in Wilmette. But I've never seen anything like BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir off Highway 59 in northwest suburban Bartlett. Opened in 1953, it is a traditional Hindu place of worship built by the BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha. It is a religious sect headed by Pramukh... More 

2 Thank Taylor B
Bergen, Norway
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315 reviews
106 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

We stopped by here on our journey through Illinois and were happy we did. A beautiful building and a peaceful place. We were lucky enough to go on a sunny day, so we really loved it. We didn't go inside, but still were very happy about our visit.

Thank Thomas1406
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32 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

If you are interested in other cultures, please visit this site. The architectural detail is worth it if nothing else. The staff is so friendly and helpful, eager to share their religion and culture. It's free too!

Thank Rebecca M
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

I was fortunate to visit this divine place one more time and I felt I am one step closer to my hometown in India.

Thank Gopal P
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Amazing architecture. Everything is here - feast for eyes, delightful for thoughts, good food to eat, play area for kids, peaceful area to do yoga.. Very hygienic.. lot of parking.. Totally don't miss place.

Thank jayasamy
Chicago, United States
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25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Don't visit this temple only for religious purpose. It is a piece of architectural excellence. The carved marbles, transported in pieces from India, assembled without cementing material to build the extremely beautiful building is a must visit place in Chicago area.

Thank Ashish B
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

This is one of the most beautiful Mandir I've seen. The carvings on the marble and the wood is a must watch. Has a gift shop and a nice vegetarian Cafe too.

2 Thank Zariyan J
Sydney, Australia
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211 reviews
118 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Watch and experience temple's amazing sculpture in white marble, marvelous stone and woodwork. All the sculptures were done in India in Italian and Indian marble and wood and assembled in just 18 months, an unbelievable task. Attend the Arti to experience unique inner piece. You can enjoy authentic Indian food in the canteen. We liked outdoor fountains and watched the... More 

1 Thank PCM199
Naperville, Illinois
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14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir or BAPS in Bartlett, IL is such a beautiful place. The grounds are huge and the mandir is so impressive. I've been twice and the first time there was a rather large event taking place so it was quite crowded. The second time was on a Saturday and it was much quieter with only a few... More 

Thank Kevin Z

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