Akshardham Temple Swaminarayan Akshardham in New Delhi epitomises 10,000 years of Indian culture in all its breathtaking grandeur, beauty, wisdom and bliss. It brilliantly showcases the essence of India’s ancient architecture, traditions and timeless spiritual messages. The Akshardham experience is an enlightening journey through India’s glorious art, values and contributions for the progress, happiness and harmony of mankind.
The grand, ancient-styled Swaminarayan Akshardham complex was built in only five years through the blessings of HDH Pramukh Swami Maharaj of the Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) and the colossal devotional efforts of 11,000 artisans and BAPS volunteers
Full Day Tour
Enjoy a full-day exploring one of Delhi’s top attractions at the Akshardham Temple, located near the banks of the Yamuna River, and close to the site of the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
You will depart from your Delhi hotel between 09:00-10:00 for the drive to the Akshardham Temple. The marvelous structure tells much about Indian culture and its history, and as you walk through the beautiful gardens, water fountains, and floral motifs, you will encounter approximately 20,000 statues of Hindu sadhus, devotees, and acharyas.
Built in 2005 by an army of more than 3,000 volunteers and 7,000 artisans, the first remarkable feature you will see is the gate, a reflection of the 10 directions of Indian culture, and inviting goodness from all directions. Next, walk across the 2 gates known as the “Gate of Devotion,” and “Twin Peacock Gate.” Look at the 869 sculpted peacocks.
Break for lunch in the huge food court, with various delicacies on offer. You can also shop from the souvenir store, where you will find religious books, herbal medicines, and other interesting items at reasonable prices.
Continue exploring the temple complex with a walk to the Yagnapurush Kund, with its stunning musical fountain at the center, where a 15-minute show, with respective musical instruments, is showcased every evening.
Next visit the “Hall of Values,” also known as “Sahajanand Darshan.” Watch a 50-minute animatronic show that describes the universal values of humanity through robotic figures. You will then be presented with a 40-minute film on a large format screen, which tells the story of a child yogi called Neelkanth, who became Bhagwan Swaminarayan.
End the tour with a 15-minute boat ride through “Sanskruti Vihar.” Traveling in a peacock-shaped boat through an artificial lake, you will get a lucid presentation of 10,000 years of Indian culture.
After a full-day of exploring the temple and manicured gardens of Akshardham, your driver will take you back to Delhi for a drop-off at your hotel.
ATTRACTION AT TEMPLE
The musical fountain show representing the circle of life is played to an audience which is seated on the same steps. The fountain is named after the founder of the Hindu organization, Shastriji Maharaj. The fountain measures 300 feet (91 m) by 300 feet (91 m) with 2,870 steps and 108 small shrines. In its center lies an 8-petaled lotus shaped yagna kund designed according to the Jayaakhya Samhita of the Panchratra shastra.
THE BOAT RIDE
Named Sanskruti Vihar, this ride takes visitors on a journey through 10,000 years of Indian history in approximately 12 minutes. Visitors sit in specially designed peacock shaped boats that make their way around an artificial river, passing through a model of Takshashila, the world"s first university, chemistry laboratories, ancient hospitals, and bazaars, finally ending with a message expressing hope for the future of India.
THE GARDEN OF INDIA
The Garden is also known as the Bharat Upavan, this garden has lush manicured lawns, trees, and shrubs. The garden is lined with bronze sculptures of contributors to India"s culture and history. These sculptures include children, women, national figures, freedom fighters, and warriors of India. Of these figures, the more notable figures include the national figures such as Mahatma Gandhi.
*All monuments in Delhi are Open on all Days except Museum / Akshardham Temple Closed on Monday.
*Sightseeing by Exclusive Car With Driver Including Pick up & Drop at your Hotel.
*Includes all Toll Tax & Parking for Local Journey.
* Includes Half Day /Full Day Guide Service if Guide option Selected.
*Shopping - Drivers / Guide instructed not to take Clients for shopping unless advised by the Clients/Travelers.