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Akshardham Delhi timings and tickets

Discussion in 'North India' started by ChibbarMohit, Nov 1, 2016.

  1. ChibbarMohit

    ChibbarMohit New Member

    I plan to go to the Akshardham temple sometime this month, and I would like to know what the timings of the temple are and know about any days when it is closed.

    I would also like to know what the cost of the tickets is for children and adults.

    I think there is some light and sound show there, is there a separate ticket price for that?

  2. briannagodess

    briannagodess Well-Known Member

    Hi there, welcome to the forum!

    The Akshardham Temple in Delhi
    The Akshardham Temple in Delhi is a fairly new religious site, completed in 2005. It is one of the largest Hindu complexes in the world. Its sheer beauty is recognisable, from the mandir itself up to the surrounding structures. The main mandir was made using sandstone, giving it its yellowish facade but the interiors are made with marble. Such combination of different materials give the temple this unique look and the presence of water works around it along with the gardens add to the elements of grandeur.

    Yet the temple complex didn't take a long time to finish, since it was completed within five years. The intricacy of the carvings along the walls and pillars of the temple makes you think otherwise though. Even the smallest carvings of
    geometric patterns and floral motifs are very detailed. And the temple also features carvings so huge in size, appearing lifelike. These are the carvings of the elephants, goats, lions and many more animals. The images of deities in the temple also depict the rich tradition of the city.

    Your journey won't end in the temple though. You can also visit the different halls inside the temple complex. These exhibition halls are not only religious, they are also quite cultural, showcasing Indian heritage. Starting with the Hall of Values, also known as the Sahajanand Darshan, wherein you would be shown dioramas featuring the essential values in life for a person. Then, there's the Giant Screen Film, also known as the Neelkanth Darshan, featuring the real-life journey of Neelkanth around India. And lastly, there's the Cultural Boat Ride, also known as the Sanskruti Darshan, a 12-minute boat ride taking you back to the ancient history of India and what it has contributed to the world in science, medicine, culture and religion.

    Outside the temple complex, you can visit the two gardens. The first one is the Bharat Upavan, giving you a glimpse of the important and influential people in India. Along with these statues, you are greeted by lush greenery, from the well-maintained grasses to the surrounding trees. The other garden is the Yogi Hriday Kamal, dedicated to Yogiji Maharaj, the person who contributed so much for the creation of the Akshardham Temple. It is a lotus-shaped garden, representing the ideals contributed by the guru to the world.

    By sunset, you can enjoy the Musical Fountain Show, also known as Sahaj Anand. The story for the show is derived from the Kena Upanishad, an ancient Vedic text. The fountain itself was designed to be like an ancient baori or step well. It has about 2,870 steps and small shrines surrounding it. Coupled with music, laser lights and sound effects, the show is a great way to end your journey to the Akshardham Temple.

    The temple is open from Tuesdays to Sundays and closed during Mondays. It is open from 9:30 am to 6:30 pm. Entry to the temple is free but there are charges for some of its sections. Here are the entry rates for all the different sections of the temple, along with their schedules:

    Different Sections of Akshardham Temple (Entry Fees and Schedules)

    SectionTimingsEntry Fee (Adults)Entry Fee (Seniors)Entry Fee (Children above 4 years old)Entry Fee (Children below 4 years old)
    Swagatam9:30 am to 6:30 pmFreeFreeFreeFree
    Main Mandir9:30 am to 8:00 pmFreeFreeFreeFree
    Main Mandir (Aarti)10:00 am to 6:00 pmFreeFreeFreeFree
    Abhishek Mandap9:30 am to 8:00 pmRs. 50 (Donation)Rs. 50 (Donation)Rs. 50 (Donation)Rs. 50 (Donation)
    Abhishek Mandap (Aarti)6:30 pmRs. 50 (Donation)Rs. 50 (Donation)Rs. 50 (Donation)Rs. 50 (Donation)
    Exhibitions (Sahajanand Darshan, Neelkanth Darshan & Sanskruti Darshan)10:00 am to 8:00 pm (Ticket counters close at 7:00 pm)Rs. 170Rs. 125Rs. 100Free
    Gardens (Bharat Upavan & Yogi Hriday Karmal)9:30 am to 7:00 pm (Entry allowed until 6:30 pm)FreeFreeFreeFree
    Musical Fountain Show (Sahaj Anand)6:15 pm & 7:15 pmRs. 80Rs. 80Rs. 50Free
    So there you go, a complete list of all the sections inside the complex, including the halls, gardens and musical fountain. Also included above are their timings but keep in mind that the temple complex is closed during Mondays.

    I hope this helps you.:)