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Akshardham, Ahmedabad

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Akshardham serves as a grand complex dedicated to Lord Swaminarayan, the founder of the prominent Hindu civic organization BAPS. A massive and intricately carved pink sandstone mandir--a Hindu place of worship--stands as the centerpiece of the 23 acre (9.3 hectare) complex. Standing at a height of 108 ft (33 m) and covering a floor area of 32,427 sq ft (3,014 sq m), this mandir features over 6,000 tons (5.5 million lbs) of pink sandstone. After you finish marveling at the main mandir, stroll through the complex's series of decorative mandapams--pillared outdoor halls used for public rituals. The complex also features artistic and historic exhibits meant to educate visitors about the path to spiritual enlightenment. To visit Akshardham and other attractions in Ahmedabad, use our Ahmedabad vacation planner.
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  • You'll first notice the thing is cleanliness where Akshardham is situated. This one's a nice, clean, lots of people along with Prasad! Nice to see such temple in Gandhinagar.  more »
  • This is temple for swaminarayan god very aatarctive for people to roam aroun also muesum to visit must see  more »
  • Best temple in gandhinagar, best environment, Amazing garden, best food court and much more, laser show also at night  more »
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  • So pious and peaceful a temple. The best example of architecture of Indian Temples. Also the happiness that you will witness after watching the water show will be like one eBay a director feels who had just seen his play being perfectly executed.
  • Note: You have to submit your mobile phone before you enter. No camera/photography permitted. You have to open your belt, wrist watch & wallet and keep them on a seperate tray for scanning. Infrastructure: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Big & green. The directions are simple to follow. The staff behind the shoe counter can be rude. Sculpting: ⭐⭐⭐ Decent hard work is evident. Paintings: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Thorough attention to detail, enough to make a lasting impression! Not impeccable, however. Vedic water show: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Wow! Fantastic! The whole show is prepared and presented thoughtfully. Water 💧 & flames 🔥 will keep your eyes wide open. Laser show seems 3D, thanks to water sprays acting as the screen! Food: 🍛 There is a court at a corner. Park: 🎢 There are 3-4 rides to keep your family entertained.
  • Large temple complex with many exhibitions and shows. Laser show is worth seeing which has amazing combination of water, light, sound, laser and fire. Very good food court and adventure rides.
  • Amazing place..With lush green garden and with great architecture.. Especially the Water show ~ mind blowing with Nachiketa story in 3D, Laser technology.. Absolutely worth this place🤘🙏
  • very good place to visit.Must visit if you go to Gandhinagar. Water and light show in the night is excellent even-though they are charging more.

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