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Akshardham, Ahmedabad

(4.5/5 based on 1,400+ reviews on the web)
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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  • the temple and its architecture is the masterpiece of indian workmanship. you will pleased to see the marble art. and art which is designed on marbles. it is made up with pink sandstone and 900 skille...  more »
  • I liked this place. It's more than just a temple. This place is so quite and mystic. You will love this place. Musical fountain is awesome. But the fee is a bit high. It should be free for all people.  more »
  • If you are in Gandhinagar, you must not miss Akshardham Temple, the campus is huge. They have 2 hour show that us worth visiting. The whole campus is so calm & quite. I liked the food, great taste at ...  more »
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  • This is a beautiful temple with a lot to see, including films and shows on the life of swaminarayan and his principles. One has to queue and deposit luggage and mobile phones at the entrance. Could easily take 3 hours. Best not to hurry but take in the beauty of the temple and the spiritual ambience.
  • Very beautiful and peaceful. Must see the water show! It is incredible. Great place to go with family and spend a day with stress and gadgets.
  • What a temple..! It's not just a temple though, apart from temple there are some really nice museums, water and fun rides, a shop a food court, ice cream parlours and most importantly the best laser show you would ever watch. Whatever you do, please don't miss the laser show. You are expected to deposit any bags and electronic items at counters outside the gates, so be prepared for that.
  • Such a beautiful place to be. The temple is majestic. It's very clean and well maintained. A must visit if you are in Ahmedabad. It also features light and fountain show in the evenings. You can also enjoy adventure rides here. A worthy place to visit with the family.
  • I can simply say Wow what a place to be. Majestic view during night time. A fantastic Water Laser Show. Beautiful Gardens. A place for Aged, Young, Children in short for all....