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Akshardham Temple

Akshardham Temple

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While looking for a short day tour from Delhi or Agra, you should definitely consider Akshardham Temple. Akshardham Temple is a place of worship situated in New Delhi, India. This temple complex exhibits the age-old traditions and spiritual messages of Indian culture. 'Akshardham' means 'abode of God'. The temple is particularly famous for its magnificent architecture and incredible inscriptions. Akshardham Temple holds the Guinness World Record for being the World's Largest Comprehensive Hindu Temple. The place offers a calm atmosphere that is perfect for spiritual practice and devotion. 

The temple was built by Bochasanwasi Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha or BAPS in the year 2005. Pramukh Swami Maharaj inaugurated the temple in the presence of A.P.J Abdul Kalam, Manmohan Singh and L.K. Advani. 

The architecture of the temple reflects years of planning and craftsmanship. Different architectural styles from all across India have been fused together to create this temple. Surprisingly, the temple is not made from any concrete or steel. 

Inside the temple complex, there are several sections that are very popular among pilgrims and tourists alike. There is Sahajanand Darshan or the Hall of Values that showcases robotics; Nilkanth Darshan, a theatre that plays 'Nilkanth Yatra', a film based on the life of Swaminarayan. There are various other interesting aspects of the temple that are bound to make visitors spell-bound, such as the musical fountain, the boat ride, Garden of India, Narayan Sarovar, and so on. Within the complex, there is a research centre that conducts studies on a wide range of subjects, including tribal and rural welfare, ecology, education, medicare, and culture. The centre is known as The Akshardham Centre for Applied Research in Social Harmony or the AARSH.

How to reach: 

 Akshardham Complex is very easy to locate. The closest metro station is Akshardham Metro Station. 

Entry and Dress Code:  

There is no entry fee to enter the temple, but if you wish to see the water show, you have to get a ticket for yourself. You must follow the guidelines regarding the dress code of the temple. In case your attire doesn't comply with the dress code, you can borrow a sarong by paying a refundable amount of Rs. 100. Phones, cameras or electronic gadgets are not allowed inside the complex. 

Food Court and Bookshop: 

The complex has a vegetarian food court open to all visitors. If you wish to buy souvenirs, there is a shop for books and gifts. 

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Highlights :
• All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
• Hotel pickup and drop-off included from the city hotels
• Informative, friendly and professional guide
• Great overview and orientation of the visit
• Guide services for a more personalized experience

Activity :
• Sightseeing

Transport :
Airconditioned transport with driver

01 to 03 persons - Sedan cars - Indian make cars like Toyota Etios or Maruti Swift Desire 
03 to 05 persons - SUV cars - Toyota Innova or similar
06 to 10 persons - Tempo Traveller with 10 seats
11 to 18 persons - Mini coaches with 18 seater
19 to 42 persons - Coaches with 27 or 42 seater
All the vehicles are air-conditioned

Pickup and Departure :
 Pick up from mentioned city Centre, Railway Station or your city hotel.
 Drop at mentioned city Centre, Railway Station or your city hotel.

• Tour Duration: 4 Hours
• Guide: English speaking guide included
• Assistance: Yes
• Entrance fees includedYes
• Vehicle: Air-conditioned
• Driver with a phone: Yes
• Tour Starts Time: 0900 hrs.

Additional : 
• Confirmation will be sent within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability.
• Child below 5 years is free.
• No strict dress code is enforced at tour sites except for places of worship, shorts or sleeveless tops are not recommended.
• We recommend comfortable walking shoes and sunglasses/sunscreen during the visit.
• Entrance fees to the monuments are not included and are to be paid directly. Any camera or video camera fees, if any, are to be paid directly

Timings :

The temple is open for Darshan from 9:30 am to 8:00 pm, and Arti takes place at 10:00 am and 6:00 pm. 

Things To Carry :
• Sunscreen
• Sunglasses
• Comfortable footwear

Advisory :
Special Holidays will not be liable for any dispute arising out of the rental between customer and vendor, guide or any service provider

Confirmation Policy :
The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking Rate is based on a minimum 2 person sharing. We reserve the right to cancel in case the minimum no. of customers required for the visit on any date is not met.

Cancellation Policy :
• If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the visit, 25% of the total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
• If cancellations are made 15-30 days before the start date of the visit, 50% of the total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
• If cancellations are made within 0-15 days before the start date of the visit, 100% of the total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.

Refund Policy :
•The applicable refund amount will be processed within 15 business days

You are required to furnish the correct Email address. As a customer, you agree to accept email as a means of communication and delivery of Travel vouchers and confirmation of your booking. In doing so, you agree not to hold liable for any non-receipt of travel voucher or email confirmation.
As an additional measure to avoid any misuse of the credit card and to protect our customers, we may request for photocopies of your credit card (back and front) and a Credit Card Authorization Payment Form to exclude the possibility of any misuse. As a customer, you agree to cooperate and provide the necessary documents in case required.

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