The Swaminarayan Akshardham
While Delhi is known for historical tourist spots, one of the newer attractions is the Swaminarayan Akshardham. This Hindu temple was officially opened in 2005 as a spiritual and cultural campus after decades of planning. The Swaminarayan Akshardham or Delhi Akshardham is an important cultural and exciting stop on any India Tour and is one of the new gems of the capital New Delhi. The temple was an idea from Yogiji Maharaj in the 1960s and it took years for his dream to be realized, unfortunately, he did not live to see its completion. While the complex itself is religious in nature is also hosts many tourist attractions to excite any visitor!
The complex contains 5 distinct exhibits for cultural discovery. The Sahajanand Darshan [Hall of Values], Nilkanth Darshan [Theatre], Sanskruti Vihar [Boat Ride], Musical fountain, and the Garden of India. The Delhi Akshardham was built by over 8000 volunteers from all over the world and includes the life teachings of Bhagwan Swaminarayan focus on the values of compassion, prayer, and non-violence.
While on your India tour in Delhi, the Swaminarayan Akshardham contains many sites that describe the history of India and this great city. You can experience the Vedic era lifestyle by going on a cultural boat tour that presents some of the great contributions of India to the world. The water show at the complex is one of the most beautiful media presentations using lasers, video projections, and underwater flame jets! A walk in the majestic gardens is a great way to end your visit to this newly built attraction.
If you are on any India tour or city tour of New Delhi the Swaminarayan Akshardham is a must-visit. Bains Travel is your best choice to help you discover this and all rest of the gems of this great country.
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