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Akshardham, Ahmedabad

(4.5/5 based on 1,300+ reviews on the web)
On the banks of the Yamuna River, Akshardham serves as a modern Hindu shrine that pays homage to the ancient spiritual culture of India. The central sandstone temple forms the main attraction, featuring ornately carved deities, 239 delicately decorated pillars, and a central dome under which sits a 3.4 m (11 ft) statue of Swaminarayan, the founder of Swaminarayan Hinduism. Every evening a dramatic musical fountain display depicts Hindu life cycle philosophy. Paid parking is available and a vegetarian food court provides light bites. To visit Akshardham and other attractions in Ahmedabad, use our Ahmedabad vacation planner.
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  • very good architecture.very good laser and water fountain show.do not miss it. message in the show is also good. 
  • Awesome Place,Love the musical fountainin the evening and also place is very quite calm , clean WAS ALSO FELLING Blessed 
  • To enter the temple you do not have to carry almost anything, no movil, no camera, only passport. To get there you have to drive like 1 hour. You can get a car or rikshaw from Ahmedabad. I am feel lik...  more »
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  • What a great place to visit. The surrounding's are so beautiful that you will fall in love with place. And with Swami's temple in middle with beautiful portraits you will be amazed to see it. And the best things are exhibition, the water and fire show, play area all this thing are awesome. And I suggest to definitely visit and must watch the fire and water show at least once (you can thank me later) you will surely love it, timing for the show will be at night with first show around 6 or 7 pm and 2nd show around 8pm and Monday night is close for water and fire show for maintenance. But surely it is great place to look for at least once
  • A very good place for hangout with friends & families. The surroundings, the environment near it provides a state of eternal peace & refreshes the mind. This place is very big in area. It is the living place of "Swaminarayan" who used to stay here. The complete history along with the accessories used by him is being portrayed here. This place also has "light, water & fire show" which starts at 7:45 pm daily except mondays. Each entry ticket for this show is Rs90. The laser show combined with water & fire is really awesome which is shown for 45 minutes. Also, this place provides small rides like train ride, water ride, etc.
  • Calm and beautiful place for family. At night 🌃 the view of temple is amazing. Night water show is mind blowing. Great place for visiting.
  • Temple is fine if you are not big fan of temples. Five stars for the water show. Excellent water show with pretty good story telling. Entity fee is 90 Rs for water show and that is worth it. Security is very strong. You are not allowed to keep your cellphones inside.
  • A best place place in the Gandhinagar to enjoy with family and friends. beautifully constructed by sand stone sculpture art. it is made up with pink sandstones .Entry to the temple is highly secure . main attractions are "Pradarshan", Amusement park , "Sat-Chit-Anand" water show based on Nachiketa's Story. This is the first Divine Water show in the world . Should not be missed . Overall a great divine place one should definitely visit.