Overview

Delhi’s biggest sanctuary, the Gujarati Hindu Swaminarayan Group’s Akshardham Temple was worked in 2005, and is amazingly extravagant. Craftsmans utilized old methods to cut the light red sandstone into expound reliefs, including 20,000 divinities, holy people and legendary animals. The highlight is a 3m-high gold sculpture of Bhagwan Shri Swaminarayan encompassed by additional, fantastically perplexing carvings.

The ‘shows’ ticket incorporates a pontoon ride through 10,000 years of Indian history, with animatronics recounting stories from the life of Swaminarayan.

Visiting the sanctuary is to a greater extent an amusement park understanding than an otherworldly one, such are the traveler swarms and the security, yet the design of the principle structures, and artisanship of their carvings is outstanding. A disgrace, at that point, that you can’t take photos. Cameras, alongside practically all different belongings separated from your wallet and identification, must be saved in the free sack drop by the passageway. You additionally can’t bring food and drink inside, yet there’s an open air food court inside the complex.

The sanctuary is in Delhi’s eastern rural areas, however simply 200m stroll from Akshardham metro station.

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