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Review of Akshardham Temple

Akshardham Temple
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Private Tour: Full-Day City Tour in Ahmedabad with Akshardham
Ranked #2 of 125 things to do in Ahmedabad
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Berrien Springs, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“I Must See”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

If you are visiting Delhi you must include the Akshardham Temple on your list.
After the Taj Mahal in my opinion is one of the most impressive place in India.
The architecture is just mind blowing. The place also has boat rides, fountains, gardens and food court with a large variety of Indian foods and deserts sold very cheap.
Contrary to many of the sites in India, this place is very clean, which makes the visit more enjoyable.
I highly recommend visiting Aksharfham Temple. You must see it to tell the story afterward.

Visited December 2013
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“A good way to get an education on India, India's history and the Hindu faith”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

The lines were worth it. This amazing temple was a cross between the most elaborate cathedral and an amusement park, with its combination of areas of worship along with films and a boat ride to take you through Indian history, culture, tenets of the Hindu faith, and the life story of Swaminarayan. The builders have done an excellent job in showcasing Indian craftsmanship in the infinite detailed stone carvings. Remember to look up as you enter the buildings, and observe the ceiling detail.
Dont try to sneak your camera or phone in, you'll just lose time in line. Plan to wait in the bag drop line for a while. We found it very secure. They take a tight inventory of what you have and a photograph of you. Hang on to the token.

Visited June 2014
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Chennai (Madras), India
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“Do not miss”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2014

As we reached the site the crowds got us concerned that we would be in the line for a while. However the queues cleared up fast and it was a beautiful experience.

The monument itself is awesome and very well maintained. The intricate carvings are a must see. The ambience is very good only marred by announcements on speakers directing the traffic.

The basement houses personal belongings of Lord Swaminarayan and for devotees it is a moving experience.

The security could be better handled. The bags are to be deposited at one window and the cell phones at another. It is quite inconvenient. I expected this to be a place for peace, introspectiona and medication. Howver the attached amusement park belies that.

We missed the water show whcih is highly recommended.

Despite the crowds the palce and gardens were clean. Suggest they start charging an entrance fee and improve all amenities. Cameras are not allowed.

Visited June 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Temple of Lord Swaminarayan”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2014

“Excellent place”

Temple of Lord Swaminarayan. Also has amusement rides, food court, laser show film and many more. The garden which is named Sahajanand Van is a unique blend of contemplative garden and children's park. It encloses a single-piece marble sculpture of Lord Swaminarayan and includes cultural spots; rides and games

Visited March 2014
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Kalyan, India
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“Good, But got feeling of someone try to sell you what you dont need”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014

No doubt it is good temple of Swaminarayan, one can enjoy scuplting of modern man.

What pissed me off was,
1> The security was not at all professionally managed, they dont have faith on metal detectors, womens were hand checked by other women security at all parts. not everyone can tolerate this.

2> You need to run for shade in extreme hot afternoon, and just imagine barefoot pain(45*c). the distance of shoe parking is quite good.

3> There is small amusement park in the premises of temple, (I dont know why there is need to created recreation centre in pilgrim location, lol)

4> The exit from temple is intentionally diverted and enlongated from a Shop inside the mandir, I have a feeling this was not necessary, and for such prestigious temple it looks cheap.

The temple is huge and good monument, and it attracts pilgrims from all society. it is bit far from Admbd station, Best time to visit this place is Winter or evening.

precaution:
No mobile, Camera or baggage is allowed in the premises.

I didnt got good feeling and energy that I was supposed to get when visiting this place.

A humble request to the management of the Temple, avoid commercialization of such places, atleast inside your own premises. you are not in a business to earn money.

Visited June 2014
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