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Tour to The Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple

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Where: Delhi , India Duration: 4 hours

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Overview

Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple in New Delhi epitomizes 10,000 years of Indian culture in all its breathtaking grandeur, beauty and wisdom. It showcases the essence of India’s ancient architecture, traditions and timeless spiritual messages.

The imposing 10 storey high monument is made entirely of intricately carved, 6000 tons of pink sand-stone from Rajasthan, with no steel or cement used at all. More than 12 million man hours of 900 skilled craftsmen have created this magnificent monument of 93 sculpted pillars, 40 windows carved from both sides, and a feast of forms and filigrees. Built inch to inch according to the ancient Sthaapatya shastras of India, no steel has been used. Support beams are 22 ft. single piece stone blocks.

Witness the heritage of India through the exhibitions, verdant gardens and other attractions at the Akshardham temple.

Itinerary

You will be picked up from your hotel and travel in an air-conditioned vehicle accompanied by an English-speaking guide to the Swaminarayan Akshardham temple.

The temple complex houses an 11 ft high image of Swaminarayan at the centre of main building.

The palace like temple has delicately carved ornate pillars, Shikharas (towers) and a beautiful Gajendra parth (plinth of stone elephants). The temple houses about 20,000 statues of Hindu deities and motifs and is carved with the images of flora, fauna, dances, musicians and Gods, which cover its surfaces from top to bottom. Stroll in the well-maintained lawns and see the musical fountain.

Later you will be taken back to your hotel where the tour ends.

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Reviews

we were picked up from our hotel by a very friendly guide & driver at 9am promptly! We visited the president's palace & other buildings nearby as it was too early to visit the... romeo nohay

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

Daily except Monday

Duration

4 hours

Start time

Start time: 0900h (9:00am)
Duration: 4 hours

Meeting point

Your hotel in Delhi. (Please advise your hotel at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)

Ending point

Your hotel in Delhi

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Inclusions

  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • English-speaking guide

Exclusions

  • Entrance tickets to various attractions inside the temple complex
  • Expenses of personal nature such as table drinks, telephone calls, camera fee for still or video camera, tips to drivers, local guides

Do/Dont's

Do be suitably dressed to enter the temple. Do carry something to cover your head with

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Please note

Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the start of the tour to reconfirm the departure details
Pick up and drop off is not included from NCR (National Capital Region) Hotels. Supplement of approx USD 25 will be charged for pick up & drop off from/to NCR Hotels(Gurgaon, Faridabad and Noida).
Akshardham Temple remains closed on Mondays

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Additional info

  • You will travel in an air-conditioned medium-sized car if there are 1-2 passengers, Toyota Innova if there are 3 passengers and a Tempo Traveller if there are 4-7 passengers.
  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have
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Cancellation policy

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