Akshardham, Gandhinagar is a unique temple & cultural complex that celebrates the past, addresses the present, and blesses the future. It upholds the universal values of Humanity and symbolizes the glory of Indian Culture. This is one of the largest Hindu temples in the Indian state of Gujarat.
The temple complex, dedicated to Bhagwan Swaminarayan and built by Pramukh Swami Maharaj, combines devotions, art, architecture, education, exhibitions and research at one place which is spread in an area of 23 acres. The complex is popular among tourists visiting Gujarat. It has unique exhibitions and shows to enthrall people of all age groups. Thousands come daily to discover the inspirations of design and devotion, effort and elegance, care and consciousness, silence and spirituality.
One of the wonders of Gujarat, the imposing 10 story high, intricately carved architectural masterpiece, enshrines Golden Murti (idol) of Lord Swaminarayan, the founder of the Swaminarayan faith. Akshardham is an architectural marvel. Awe-inspiring auspiciousness and amazing craftsmanship. 6,000 tons of pink sandstone have been pieced together with incredible accuracy. More than 12 million man hours of 900 skilled craftsmen have created this magnificent monument of 93 sculpted pillars, 40 windows carved from both sides, and a feast of forms and filigrees.
Mystic India :
Mystic India is an epic journey into the land and soul of India. This entertaining, educating and enlightening film was made originally in giant screen format. Mystic India rediscovers India, a land of many mysteries and fascinations. A period film set 200 years back in time, it retraces the incredible journey of an 11-year old child yogi, Neelkanth. In 1792 AD, he walked for 12,000 km continuously for 7 years, barefoot and bare-body, through the length and breadth of India, from the Himalayas to the southern sea-shores. The film explores unique elements of India based on this inspiring true-life story and journey of Neelkanth.
Sat-Chit-Anand Water Show :
The Water Show reveals India’s ancient secret of inner light through an Upanisha story of Nachiketa, a nine year old boy, who bravely confronts Yamraaj, the God of Death, and receives from him the knowledge that has made India, a land of enlightenment. Performed by live actors, with a 70-feet high water screen, water features, fire spreading on water along with several fireballs, powerful lasers, all enhanced by a 10.2 surround sound system, it is a uniquely entertaining and educational show with a spiritual message. The 45-minute show takes place every evening (except Monday) at Akshardham, Gandhinagar.
Departure Point :
Pick up from your hotel (Inside Ahmedabad City limits)
Departure Time :
Morning Tour 9.00 am Afternoon Tour 4.00 pm (Includes Water Show, Except Mondays) Hotel pickups commence prior to this time you must contact the local serivice provider to verify your exact pickup time.
4 ½ hours
Tour Ending Point :
Drop to the hotel
Tour Inclusions :
Private Tour Pick-up and Drop to your hotel Professional guide