Delhi Tour is incomplete without experiencing the curves of mesmerizing Akshardham temple. It has also made its place in the Guinness book of world record as world’s largest Hindu temple. The temple is open from November 2005 and since then attracting a huge number of tourist every day.
This huge temple took 5 years time to get its existence. 3000 volunteers and 7000 artists have put their effort to build this huge architecture. Today this temple not only holds a religious image but also is a fine example of artistic perfection. This temple is also known as Swaminarayan Akshardham. The temple construction was done according to Vastu Shastra. Rajasthani pink stone and Italian Carrara marble have been used to build the entire temple.
From the entry gate itself, you will witness fine work of ancient Indian architecture. The entry gate has peacock shape sculptures. The entire temple has five parts i.e., abhisheka mandap, garden, and three exhibition halls. The three exhibition halls are Sahajanand Darshan, Neelkanth Darshan, and Sanskruti Darshan.
Sahajanand Darshan is the exhibition hall showing Indian values and culture. Sanskruti Darshan is the hall showing accomplishment of ancient Hindu culture through a boat ride. The Neelkanth Darshan is an IMAX film show portraying the life of Swaminarayan.
The main attraction of this temple is the musical fountain show which starts from the evening. It’s a fabulous show binding fountain rhythm with the mesmerizing music. This show runs for about 2 hrs and is bliss to the eyes & ears.
Also, you will find a lotus shape garden in the temple with various types of flowers and orchids. This garden is an example of architectural perfection blended with natures color.
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