Akshardham Temple, Ahmedabad

Akshardham Temple | One of the best places to visit in Ahmedabad

LocationGandhinagar, Ahmedabad (Map)
Entry Fee & TimingsNo Entry Fees. The visiting time is 9:30 am to 7:30 pm from Tuesday to Sunday and is closed on Monday.
Place TypeTemple, Religious Place
Place visit withFamily, Kids, Friends, Married Couples, Solo, Unmarried Couples, Parants, Siblings, Youngsters
Best time to visitSeptember, October, November, December

About Akshardham Temple

Dedicated to Swaminarayan, Akshardham Temple which was inaugurated on 30 October 1992. It is a Hindu house of worship and a spiritual and cultural complex dedicated to devotion, education and integration. The sanctum sanctorum houses the idol of Lord Swaminarayan, the presiding deity of the Akshardham temple. The 7 feet tall idol of Swaminarayan is seated in abhaya mudra with his right hand raised up.

Architecture of Akshardham Temple

This temple is spread over an area of 23 acres. This huge temple made of pink stones is 108 feet high, 240 feet long and 131 feet wide. Akshardham Temple has 97 intricately carved pillars, 17 ornate domes, 220 stone beams, 57 stone curtains, 3 porticos and 256 statues of spiritual personalities.

Interesting facts about Akshardham Temple

  1. In the temple you can see the life of Swaminarayan and the tributes paid to his teachings.
  2. The temple follows the principles of Vedic architecture and no iron and steel structures were used in the construction.
  3. In the year 2002, there was a terrorist attack in Akshardham temple, in which 33 people were killed and 70 people were injured. 2 terrorists were killed on the spot.
  4. Stone beams are used to support the temple, each 20 feet long and weighing 5 tons. These are used as load bearing supports throughout the temple.

How to reach Akshardham Temple

By Rail:- The temple is located 32 km from Ahmedabad Railway Station, from where it takes 45 minutes to reach the temple.

By Air:- The distance from the temple to the Ahmedabad airport is 21 km, which will take you 30 minutes to reach.

By Road:- You can also take auto or taxi to go to the temple, which you will get here on a private basis.

Nearby famous places

  • Heritage Walk of Ahmedabad 1.5 km from Akshardham Temple
  • Shaking Minarets 1.2 km from Akshardham Temple
  • Kankaria Lake 3.2 km from Akshardham Temple
  • Sidi Saiyyed Mosque 2.4 km from Akshardham Temple
  • Hazrat Harir Masjid 0.9 km from Akshardham Temple
  • Sabarmati Riverfront 3.4 km from Akshardham Temple
  • Manek Chowk 2.6 km from Akshardham Temple
  • Sabarmati Ashram / Mahatma Gandhi's Home 4.1 km from Akshardham Temple
  • Shree Camp Hanuman Mandir 5.2 km from Akshardham Temple
  • Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Kalupur 3.2 km from Akshardham Temple

Akshardham Temple FAQs:

𝒜. There is Lord Swaminarayan in Akshardham temple.

𝒜. It was inaugurated on 30 October 1992.

𝒜. The idol of Swaminarayan situated in the Akshardham temple in the sanctum is 7 feet tall.

𝒜. Mobile phone is not allowed at all inside akshardham not even normal camera or any kind of electronic device even pen drives are not allowed.

𝒜. The architectural marvel of the temple and the art, culture, education, devotion and exhibition make it famous.

𝒜. It is located at Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad.

𝒜. Entry fee and timings information of the Akshardham Temple: No Entry Fees. The visiting time is 9:30 am to 7:30 pm from Tuesday to Sunday and is closed on Monday. .

𝒜. You should visit Akshardham Temple during September, October, November, December months for best experience.

🛑Note: We don't guarantee for info accuracy.