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Akshardham Temple Graces Delhi Tours Reaffirming Monumental Culture

Jun 10th 2013 at 3:53 AM

Just a few years ago, it was a land recognized for stray birds and some locals who use to fish around along the banks of Yamuna. Today, Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple represents the great culture and tradition of India. Travelers throng to its corridors to get a glimpse of India's ancient structural design, mores and eternal spirituality.

The idea behind this great monument is to depict ancient Indian "vastu shastra", which says that anything that is built adhering to the cosmos is bound to benefit people at large. Looking at its walls and corridors, we find that it is a marvel in pink sandstone and white marble, which stretches to as long as 141 feet high, 316 feet wide and 370 feet long. The beauty of this structure is enhanced with the fact that it has nonetheless 234 ornate pillars along with more than 20,000 sculptures and statues of deities. In fact, that is what fascinates the travelers in leaps and bounds. What's more, with eleven 72-foot-high huge domes (mandapams) and decorative arches, the sight looks simply gorgeous. With over 155 small domes giving it a look of necklace, the 1,160 pillars make it appear as a giant monument with beauty at its zenith.

The story of fascinating does not end here as there is no dearth of attractions that makes it more than worthwhile and significant. The presence of three exhibition halls that are engulfed with two huge ponds make the sight more than appealing. To add to the glory and fascination, there is a venue that offers light-and-sound show.

Taking into consideration the three halls, we find that there are "Sahajanand Darshan", "Neelkanth Darsdhan" and "Sanskruti Vihar". One of the noteworthy points is that for those visitors who love to visit the temple, the entry is free. For those who want to visit the exhibition halls and theatres have to pay Rs.125 and Rs. 75 for children andsenior citizens.

The best part of this temple is that more than 6,000 visitors can witness the shows and enjoy boat-rides every day. And more than 25,000 people can visit the temple. The total cost, to construct this temple, stood at nearly Rs.400-crore.

With two huge exhibition halls, which takes visitors on a visual journey offering to witness India's cultural heritage along with other facets makes this monument all the more significant and worthwhile. What's more, the fascination does not end here as this temple gives you an Imax cinema, which has the capacity to accommodate 5,000 people at one sitting. This is primarily a research centre for "social harmony" and one could meditation camp with gardens dotted with fountains and bronze sculptures.

It will not be an exaggeration that Akshardham Temple not only enthralls visitors but is one of the most influential tools in reviving the age old Indian tradition of monuments and magnificent architecture. Delhi Tours has immensely benefitted from the phenomena from this temple.

The heart of India, Delhi is the capital city and constitutes one of the most famous and sought after tourist destination in the Indian context. In fact, more than half of the number of tourists arrives in the vicinities of Delhi as they are greeted with warm traditional welcome at the Indira Gandhi Delhi International Airport.

What's more, Delhi vicinities are better even from shopping point of view. As it remains incomplete without browsing the colorful and bustling bazaars, it is full of a variety of shopping items. Right from brand new malls to the old markets, Delhi is richer than ever. Never forget the mouth watering cuisines of Delhi along with many other fascinations. India Viajes

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