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Akshardham Temple in Gandhinagar

·  Summer: (23°C-46°C) Very hot
·  Winter: (10°C-36°C) Cool and pleasant
·  Monsoon: July to October. (Medium to Heavy rainfall)

Best time to visit:  October-March

Opening Time: 09:30 a.m.
Closing Time: 07:30 p.m.
Weekly Holiday: Monday

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A fabulous depiction of the Indian art and architecture and a symbol of devotion among Indians, Akshardham Temple is one of the must-visit tourist places in Gujarat. The centre of attraction is the monument building constructed using pink sandstone and that boasts of enthralling elaborated carvings and sculpted pillars. The building enshrines the 7-foot high golden idol of Lord Swaminarayan to whom the temple is dedicated.

Sahajanand Van surrounding the monument is an enticing garden which houses beautiful lakes, fountains, waterfalls and herbal gardens. Special area has been devoted towards children’s park where a variety of rides and games can be enjoyed. Akshardham has a unique reputation of holding light and sound shows at its exhibition halls. Sat-Chit-Anand Water Show, Mystic India Show and various spiritual shows are truly inspiring.

When in Gandhinagar, don’t forget to visit other attractions like Sarita Udhyan, Adalaj Stepwell, Indroda Park and Mahatma Mandir.  

Photography, video shooting, bags, luggage, electronic items, mobile phones, outside eatables, smoking items and pets are prohibited. Visitors must wear decent clothes and should not harm the exhibits and other parts of the temple.

Road: Accessible from all directions and by National Highways 8A and 8C, the temple can be best reached in private vehicles and taxis. State run buses are also a good alternative.

Railway: Gandhinagar Railway Station is located close to the temple. Another nearby railhead is the Ahmedabad Railway Station with excellent rail connectivity to all major cities of the region.

Airway: Ahmedabad International Airport (about 20 km. away) offers easy air connectivity with the temple. Served by top air carriers, the airport offers services of numerous domestic and international flights.