Located in the heart of India i.e., New Delhi, Akshardham Temple is a marvel of architecture that unfolds the cultural legacy of thousands of years and is a tribute to Lord Swaminarayan (1781- 1830) who is the avatars, devas and great sages of Hinduism. The construction of the grand structure took almost 5 years and was inaugurated on 6 November, 2005. Today the imposing structure is standing on the banks of the Yamuna River and attracts millions of tourists and pilgrims across the globe.
Basically, the term Akshardham has been derived from two words ‘Akshar’ which means eternal and ‘Dham’ which means abode, which together means abode of divine or the eternal. Entering the temple, one could see the 11 feet high gilded image of Bhagwan Swaminarayan that appears mesmerising. Visitors could feel each element of Akshardham echoing with spirituality that makes every soul potentially divine.
How to Reach:
From Airport Metro which is the orange line take a metro and reach till New Delhi Metro station. Then change from Orange line to Yellow line again take a metro from New Delhi till Rajiv Chowk and from Rajiv Chowk change to blue line on which Akshardham temple is located.
The best way to reach Akshardham Temple is by metro. There's a station named Akshardham on the blue line. From there the temple is at 5 mins walk.
From Akshardham metro station there the temple is at 5 mins walk. You can even take an e-rickshaw from there which will charge ₹10 per head.