Akshardham Temple is located in the Pandav Nagar area of Delhi, about 10
kms from New Delhi railway station, 2 kms from Nizamuddin railway station,
204 kms from Agra and 300 kms from Jaipur.
Situated on the outskirts of Delhi, Akshardham Temple is a staggering
achievement of architecture and technology. The temple complex spreads over
an area of 100 acres. The construction of the temple was completed in more
than two years and a sum of around Rs 200 crores was involved, funded by the
followers of Bochasanvasi Aksharpurushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS). The
temple, depicting the Hindu mythology and rich Indian culture, is visited by
a large number of tourists since its inauguration.
Built in the ancient Sthaapatya Shastras of India, the Akshardham temple is
an architectural marvel as no iron or cement has been used in its
construction. Made up of pink stone and pure white marble, the temple
architecture is a combination of different architectural styles of Hindu
temple architecture. It has a two-km-long colonnade, 234 ornated pillars,
145 windows, 154 towers, 20,000 statues, a spectacular Gajendra Pith (plinth
of stone elephants), floral motifs and arches.
The main monument at the temple is about 141-foot high and houses a statue
of Lord Swaminarayan. It also houses other deities such as Shri Radha
Krishna Dev, Shri Sita Ram, Shri Laxmi Narayan and Shri Uma Maheshwar. The
temple complex consists of the main monument, exhibition hall, an IMAX
theatre and a musical fountain, surrounded by a beautiful garden. It also
has a restaurant and an ayruvedic bazaar. Undoubtedly this beautiful
monument is one of the wonders of the modern world and also the modern
How to Reach Akshardham Temple
Delhi is easily accessible by air, rail and road routes. The city has its
own international and domestic airports, which are connected to major cities
of India and world. For local transport taxis, autos, Delhi Tranpsort
Corporation (DTC) buses and private buses are available.