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Review of Swaminarayan Akshardham

Swaminarayan Akshardham
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Private Evening Tour of Akshardham Temple with Musical Fountain Show
Ranked #1 of 408 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!
Mussoorie, India
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“must see in delhi”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2012

Amazing temple a must see for every one visiting delhi. Complete peace of mind. And you need atleast four hours to see the temple.

Visited August 2012
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Vaassen, Gelderland, Netherlands
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“AWESOME!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2012

One of the most awesome temples ever seen. Beautiful sculptures, amazing photography service and friendly security and visitors. Definitely go to Akshardam Mandir if you are in New Delhi, you will not regret it! Don't forget to visit the garden of the Akshardam, it is just plain awesome!

Visited August 2012
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“Must Go for western Travelers”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2012

Building something like Akshardham is a huge task and to maintain it with the kind of cleanliness and discipline that they have done is really commendable. This not only a place of worship for a religion but also has displays that explains the civilization from which India evolved, grew and how we attained independence. Definitely a must go for western travelers' with kids.

Visited March 2012
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Bangkok, Krung Thep, Thailand
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“Miraculous, Majestic and Spiritual Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2012

Swamnarayan Akshardham is the miraculous and majestic religious place that is the must place to visit in Delhi. It is situated on Yamuna River, The grand complex open from 9.30 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday, closed on Monday. We should have at least 3 hours to visit and look around here. There are a huge crowd -Indians and tourists- going to visit here, lining a long queue for 5-6 lines and then sepearating men and women for security check. So it is recommend to bring only money and passport to go inside. Cameras , mobile phones and other electronic items, pets, food and drink from outside are strictly prohibited. I suggest the best time to go here is about 4.00 p.m. because there will be very beautiful light decoration around the complex. When we go inside the grand 100-acre cultural complex, It is very majestic and spiritual place. So amazing! The complex was inspired by His Divine Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj to fulfill the wish of his guru. It was constructed completely in only five years instead of the real time for 40-year construction with the dedication and hard work of 11,000 volunteers and artisans. The Focal point is the grand Akshadham Mandir built of pink stone and white marble. It is 141 ft high, 316 ft wide and 356 ft long,. It features 234 intricatedly carved pillars. Inside the Mandir is decorated so miraculous with magnificent domes. Outside the mandir comprisesed 148 sculpted stone elephants and dozens of other sculptures of people, animals and birds weighing in excess of 3,000 tons. There is also the huge cultural garden, the exhibition halls, the musical fountain show, food court and souvenir shop. We should buy the guide leaflet costed 5 rupees for general information of the complex. Because of prohibiting of cameras, there will be the arrangement for personalized photographs and we have to wait for 15-20 minutes to receive the photo. I recommend to buy the book of Swahinarayan Akshardham with all beautiful pictures of architecture of the complex costed only 50 rupees for souvenir. However, I am so disappointed that I cannot take photos by myself.

Visited April 2012
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“Good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2012

Nice place to visit once in Delhi, Also, it is hardly considered as the place where you can get know Indian culture and history. The temple is sacred to Swaminarayan's life the most (says about his life thru virtual theathers, interesting stories and lessons). Everything is quite new, so do not expect any old fashioned Indian temple with his history ...

Visited July 2012
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