#11 of 32 Places to Visit in Jaipur
Distance (From Jaipur Junction Railway Station): 6.5 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1-2 Hours
Transportation Options: Bus / Cab / Auto
Travel Tips: None
At a distance of 6.5 km from Jaipur Junction Railway Station, Akshardham Temple is located at Vaishali Nagar in Jaipur. This temple is one of the popular tourist attractions of Jaipur.
Dedicated to Swami Narayan, Akshardham Temple was founded by Bochasanwasi Shree Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sansthan. There temple houses Hari Mandapam where one can find a 7 feet Gold-leafed Murti of Lord Swaminarayan. The statue of Lord Narayan is ornamented by silver and gold ornaments. Vibhuti Mandapam which is the revelations of the Lord exhibits exquisite-lit brass lotuses. Prasadi Mandapam shows the holy relics of Lord Swaminarayan.
The temple also has two small shrines around it that encompasses the statue of Lord Ganesh, Lord Krishna and Shiva Parvati. The walls of the temple are covered with beautiful paintings, sculptures, carvings and mantras that motivate the visitors and fill them with faith and positive energy. The Akshardham Temple is the treasure of tranquility and it enlightens the path of every visitor by offering holy ambiance of this temple.
The temple is known for its beautiful architecture, magnificent idols, sculptures, and carvings. In addition to the brilliant sculpture and architectural magnificence, the temple provides a beautiful view of the surroundings which is abundantly green all around. Kids can enjoy the large playground and slides. The place is also famous for its delectable taste as one can also enjoy the menu of the Food hut of Akshardham temple.
Timings: 7.30 AM to 12 PM and 4 PM to 8.15 PM on all days except Mondays.