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“Great architecture but rude staff”

Swaminarayan Akshardham
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Spiritual Delhi Temples Full-Day Private Guided...
Ranked #1 of 403 things to do in New Delhi
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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!
Reviewed July 23, 2013

The temple in itself is magnificent and a must watch. But the whole experience was ruined by long queues for security check and rude staff inside the temple.

When we reached there, we had to stand and wait for 1 hour to pass the security point. That's ridiculous. The security has to be more efficient and friendly. I found couple of staff inside the temple to be rude, pushing people to keep moving, keep giving instructions. The guy at the ticket counter for evening light and sound show showed up late and was least bothered about people waiting outside while he was preparing his desk and counting currency - a reflective of government mentality.

Worst part was not allowed to taken camera or mobile phone inside the campus. Which means that we could not click any pictures of our own. Out of choice, we had to rely on appointed cameraman inside the campus to take a memory with us.

Overall OK, but not worth the wait in security queue and overall experience.

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Reviewed July 23, 2013

Despite being on the other side of the river, this place is well worth the visit. Its entrance is free as long as you obey some rules: no camera's, no cigarettes, lighters etc. inside. Just water and a wallet.
Only finished in 2005, after 5 years of work, this complex is overwhelming.

Thank simonsmidt
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

unfortunately, cannot take photos of any kind!! such a shame. the place is very well presented and breathtaking. but it is very disney like. presentations are in english and take about 2hrs

Thank rika p
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Visited this place few days back. Temple is good .. many things to see inside this temple... there is a food court inside this place... on week ends this place do gets crowded so try to plan to visit this place in week days. great sculptures and views in temple .. liked this place a lot

Thank Abhay A
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

Good place for visit, very much calm & quite , the desine of temple very good, same type temple is being constructed in Nagpur . so exited for that

Thank Saurabh A
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