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Akshardham Temple


An awe-inspiring monument, Akshardham complex in Gandhinagar is a perfect blend of a traditional stone architecture, an ancient wisdom and a superb modern technology thus creating the most powerful experience of Indian Culture ever to exit.

Renowned as a place of education, entertainment and enlightenment, Akshardham complex is a unique cultural experience, which celebrates the past, addresses the present and blesses the future through its hundreds of figures, dioramas, displays and audio-visual shows that unfurl a stream of timeless experiences, which are visually mesmerising, scientifically dazzling and spiritually inspiring.

Dedicated to Lord Swaminarayan and inspired by Pramukh Swami Maharaj, Akshardham complex in Gandhinagar is nothing short of miracle that has been created by the sacrifice of thousands of volunteers who offered their time, and skills in the construction of this beautiful piece of art that is visited by more than two million visitors annually.

Some of the major attractions of Akshardham complex are the monument, which is an architectural masterpiece that enshrines the golden idol of Lord Swaminarayan, an entertaining, educating and enlightening film known as Mystic India that is an epic journey into the land and soul of India, which was originally made in giant screen format, the Sat-Chit-Anand Water show that reveals the ancient secrets of India through an Upanishad story of Nachiketa – a nine year old boy, who bravely confronted Yamraj – the God of Death, and received the knowledge that has made India, a land of enlightenment from yamraj.

All in all Akshardham is a unique complex that combines art, architecture, education, research, exhibitions and devotion all under one roof and its creation is a milestone event in the chronicles of Indian history. Time stands in testimony to this great marvel as this great monument of Indian culture is not just a topic of discussion alone but more so of experience.

Best time to visit

The best time to visit Akshardham Temple, Gandhinagar is between the months of October and March as the weather during these months are quite pleasant in Gandhinagar and conducive for visiting this beautiful temple complex.


The Akshardham Temple came into international limelight when two heavily armed terrorists attacked the temple in September 2002.


The Akshardham Temple is open from Tuesday to Sunday and the first entry is scheduled at 9:30am and the last entry is scheduled at 6:30pm. The temple is closed on Monday.

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