The Akshardham Temple
What are your plans for the long weekend? In the luxury hotel in Alicante Asia Gardens Hotel & Thai Spa we keep discovering new Asian spots; that is why today we are travelling to India to get to know the impressive Akshardham Temple.
The Akshardham Temple is located on the banks of the Yamuna River in New Delhi. This is the world largest Hindu temple. Akshardham means the divine abode of God, the abod of purity, peace and all the virtues.
It was built only 11 years ago; it was open to the public in 2005. It is doubtless one of the must see places in New Delhi. The Swaminarayan Akshardham complex shows the millenary Hindu tradition, its architecture, culture and spirituality.
The main monument of Akshardham is the Akshardham Mandir. It is constructed from from Rajasthani pink sandstone and Italian Carrara marble. There are no metals on its structure, only gold for decorating. It is carved with over 20,000 flora, fauna, dancers, musicians and Hindu deities figures. It symbolizes the history of India and Swaminarayan.
The complex also has a Hall of Values, a spectacular musical fountain, an artificial river and beautiful gardens. Precisely, every afternoon, when the sun comes down, an incredible sound and light show takes place in the musical fountain.
Are you planning the last great escape of the year? Start your Christmas holidays in the resort Asia Gardens Hotel & Thai Spa. Our exclusive microclimate guarantees warm temperatures all year round. What about a few days off in Southeast Asia in the Mediterranean?