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
About
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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  • Tiago
    Paris, France142 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must do.
    Amazing temple. The biggest one in east. I really enjoyed the colours and the quietness of the place. Everything is very organised. Please keep in mind that you won’t be able to enter with electronic devices.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written April 24, 2023
  • coveringsky
    7 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Recommended to visit if you can handle the crowd and long queues!
    A beautiful and majestic temple. Will recommend to visit for sure. Keep half day for the temple as the complex is very big. Only problem we found was the crowd. There are too many people at one point of time. Self service restaurant is not a good place to eat. Don't miss the evening show.
    Visited July 2022
    Written May 8, 2023
  • Andrew D
    Singapore, Singapore400 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Surprising gem
    The impression that I had when I first saw Akshardham is what I had imagined how I would have felt when I first saw Taj Mahal. It has the romance of Taj Mahal with a touch of grittiness and modernity. The carvings are very detailed and take some time to explore the temple's outer areas, some parts of which felt quiet when I visited.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written May 13, 2023
  • Bhumika S
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awsm experience
    It is a place full of positive aura and a center of peace . The temple has got some beautiful engravings and it is mesmerizing to look at . Not only this but the food is so delicious and simple that I am taken over by the place . The place has some magic an one soul and it's beautiful to re visit.
    Visited October 2022
    Traveled with family
    Written May 28, 2023
  • 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
    Traveled solo
    Written June 30, 2023
  • Clare.b39
    Delhi, New York10 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
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 27, 2023
  • Madhulika L
    Noida, India4,697 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
    Traveled with family
    Written July 31, 2023
  • Pradeep
    5 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
    California74 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
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 17, 2023
  • Sunny P
    United Kingdom810 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
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 31, 2023
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NW_Raven
British Columbia, Canada954 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This is an impressive temple on large grounds, but the ordeal of getting there through surging crowds and long and involved security screening through one is not even allowed a camera or bag, made my visit hardly worthwhile. There is a fountain and light show offered in the evening for an extra fee. But the best show is perhaps at dusk when the spotlights come on to accentuate the temple grand architecture.
Written February 25, 2020
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Ria1104
Kolkata (Calcutta), India617 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
This place was highly recommended by our friends when we visited Delhi for the first time. But to be honest we did not enjoy it that much. There was a huge security check through which we had to pass before we could enter the temple. The amount of effort required to enter the temple was not worth what lay inside. Also our phones had to be left behind in the car.....so even we saw some intricate architecture we could not click. There was a central temple holding Swaminarayan and other idols but I like a temple because of its hustle, bustle and energy and this sofisticated place just did not touch me. We spent some time randomly roaming and then decided to exit. On the way out we saw several food stalls and a pure veg restaurant. There were also authentic Bengali sweets available and this was perhaps the best thing I liked about this place as I was craving for sweets for a long time. Maybe if you are a local of Delhi or staying there for sometime you can visit this place for some relaxation in the weekend. But if you are visiting Delhi for the first time and that also a group of youngsters like us then I would recommend you to skip it.
Written February 14, 2020
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Deepinder Singh
42 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
1. Nearest metro station is Akshardham metro station.
2. Very peaceful and silent place.
3. Perfect place for day outing with family.
4. They dont allow you to carry mobile phones, camera, purse, belt or any other gadget.
5. Photography or videography is prohibited.
6. Different types of shows are shown at this place at nominal ticket price.
Written February 10, 2020
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Aditi
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
This place is so overly commercialized you can barely worship or do anything without spending $$ for no reason. Everything has a hidden "fee" associated with it. There are so many checkpoints and bizarre rules that make it a time-consuming and unenjoyable experience. Personally, I despise the old-school "below the knee" rule mostly because they use this rule even on the young children and have harsher enforcement on the women/girls especially. My father wore shorts that were shorter than knee length and they let him in, no issue. But when I wore a dress that was only slightly above knee length they created a huge fuss, pulling me aside, having a conversation for no reason with me, forcing me to wear a brightly colored crappy piece of fabric that they proceeded to charge me Rs. 100 for. A place of worship should not disallow anyone who is pious to worship in peace, unless they're truly doing something unacceptable like attempting to get into the temple naked. But commercializing God and harassing women seems to be the only thing this "temple" seems to be doing. You're honestly better off visiting your local temple or something. The whole dress code debacle soured my entire experience. Would not recommend unless you like upholding the patriarchy for some reason and lining the pockets of those who run the temple as a business rather than a place of worship.
Written August 16, 2020
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Seema G
Pune, India59 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
To visit Akshardham Temple was my bucket list since few years.I am glad that I was able to visit it in this trip to Delhi.It was an extremely grandeur experience.Such a huge area with cleanliness and beautiful carved temple premises,that I was mesmerized.It is so well managed from the entry itself and what a great management . The main temple has free entry.They have exhibition gallery and water fountain show which have 300 INR combined ticket.But it is worth every penny.Not to be missed.The temple's architecture is breathtaking,emaculate carvings sculptures and deites.Every moment I spent here is treasured.The water fountain show was an unique ,such a creative experience.The exhibition galleries are equally good.The last part was the boat ride which takes us to the history of incredible India reminding us about the glorious past we possess and should be proud of.I felt blessed to witness this grandeur.
Written February 28, 2020
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Debashis T
Dehradun, India1,711 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
From parking to leave the complex cool 4-5 hours or even more time is required. The temple opens everyday except Monday. Opens from 9.30 am to 6 pm.Best time is to visit in winter as inside so much open places are there where direct sunlight is falling. If you want to enjoy the shows, which are worth watching, then go in afternoon.Ticket price is Rs.170/- for adult for exhibition and Rs.80/- for musical fountain.Different shows are exhibited in about 9 halls.Trick is to not to seat in front rows, though you get a better view of the current show but may miss something in the next show, which may be better than the previous show.Shops are there inside selling snacks which are delicious.Apart from that restaurant is also there serving meals. Yes, you have to walk more inside the complex.
Written April 27, 2020
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Love to Travel
Potters Bar, UK787 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Secuity is tight, take with you as little as possible. You will not be allowed to enter with either camera or phone and the searches are fairly thorough.
The complex is free to enter and some signage tells you a little about what you are seeing.
There is a small charge for some of the exhibitions, but as we were unable to find out at what times the shows were starting we gave them a miss.
There is the opportunity to buy a photo, which at 50 rupee wasn't expensive, picture locations were limited to 2 and the lighting would have been better from the opposite side when we were there (a very touristy complaint).
There is a reasonable food court, vegetarian only.
Easy stroll from the Akshardham metro stop (blue line).
Cant comment on the light show as we only had the opportunity for a daytime visit.
Written February 15, 2020
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Ilovemyjollies
324 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
What a beautiful place! Unfortunately security is very strict and you cannot take cameras, phones, (pretty much everything apart from wallet) inside.

It takes about 20 minutes from the centre of Delhi but we felt it was worth it, cost INR350 each way in a tut tut.

Unfortunately we couldn't stay for the light show which was on later than we thought
Written March 1, 2020
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Youri van den Hurk
Eindhoven, The Netherlands218 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
If you’re interested in visiting a beautiful temple in the middle of busy New Delhi, the Aksharmdham Temple is a must see!

Although the security is pretty tight and you’re not even allowed to bring your phone, camera or even headphones, it’s totally worth it! This temple must have been the most well crafted and detailed peace of art I have ever seen. The atmosphere is amazing and it wasn’t too crowded since the property is massive.

After you’ve visited the temple and it’s surroundings there is a foodcourt and ‘merchandise’ shop where they sell everything for cost price (or at least I assume with prices that cheap). An overall amazing experience!
Written February 29, 2020
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LetiSalg1992
London, UK31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
I was very wowed by the architectural presence in this place , it’s very soothing and beautiful. And even though you cannot take any pictures and you just leave your belongings outside , it’s absolutely worth it. The temple gives you such a tranquil vibe. Was probably one of my favourites in Delhi. Very safe and very relaxing. I recommend it highly.
Written February 23, 2020
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