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Akshardham: Exhibition, Light and Water Show with Transfers

1. Akshardham: Exhibition, Light and Water Show with Transfers

Start your journey with the hotel pick-up in a private cab at your desired time. Drive to the Akshardham temple where architects have achieved the zenith of carving to induce life in every piece of stone. Take a post visit to the Akshardham Temple to see the Exhibition Section comprised of 3 parts. The first is Sahajanand Darshan: Hall of Values - Experience timeless messages of Hindu culture presented in this exhibition. It contains a series of exhibits, each one giving a fresh experience, a new message and a novel presentation. These exhibits portray values like non‐violence, perseverance, prayers, morality, and family harmony using different multimedia technologies like audio‐animatronic figures, immersive projections and 3‐D dioramas. The second is Neelkanth Darshan: Large Format Film - At Akshardham’s giant screen theater, visitors become engrossed in Neelkanth Yatra. Here, on a screen 85 feet wide and 65 feet tall, the audience follows a young Neelkanth Varni on an epic trek across the Indian subcontinent. From the icy peaks in the northern Himalayas to the warm beaches of southern India, follow Neelkanth as he traverses 12,000 kilometers across the length and breadth of India. Be reminded of the value of sacrifice and service, the wisdom of the eternal soul, and the power of faith.  Lastly, the Sanskruti Darshan:Cultural Boat Ride - Board a boat and sail through thousands of years of ancient Indian history. Experience the lifestyle of the Vedic era. Pass through the oldest university and watch an eye surgery happening more than a thousand years ago. This 12 minute boat ride presents some of India’s important contributions to the world.

Delhi: Customized Private Day Tour with Transfer Service

2. Delhi: Customized Private Day Tour with Transfer Service

Begin your 8-hour customized tour of Delhi with a pickup at your hotel. Enjoy exploring both the old and new cities in the comfort of a private vehicle as your local guide gives you recommendations of sites to visit throughout the day. See examples of Mughal architecture such as the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, and Humayun’s Tomb. Take a walk past the heritage buildings of Old Delhi. Explore a local market and enjoy tastes of local Indian cuisine. If you like you can visit famous temples in Delhi, such as the Akshardham Temple, the Lotus Temple, and the Monkey Temple. Get insight into the life of Mahatma Gandhi by visiting the Birla House where Gandhi Ji spent his last days.

Delhi: Full-Day Qutb Minar, Old and New Delhi Private Tour

3. Delhi: Full-Day Qutb Minar, Old and New Delhi Private Tour

Benefit from pick-up at a location of your choice in Delhi by arrangement, and explore India's capital from the comfort of a private, air-conditioned car. Admire the monuments of Old Delhi, such as the Mughal mosque of Jama Masjid, India's largest mosque, built by Shah Jahan in 1656 at the height of Mughal power. You can also explore the Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple, famous for its ornate carvings that depict Hindu deities. Admire the onion domes of the Red Fort opposite the mosque, before taking off your shoes to look inside. See the Memorial to Mahatma Gandhi at Raj Ghat. Then, drive past the government buildings of New Delhi, including India Gate, the Presidential Residence (Rashtrapati Bhavan) and Parliament House (Sansad Bhawan). Admire the commemorative tower of the Qutb Minar, built by Allauddin Khilji in the 13th century. Look closely as it towers up 5 levels, each clearly distinguished by a projecting balcony. Next, go to Humayun's Tomb on Mathura Road. Built in the mid 16th century by Haji Begum, wife of the second Mughal Emperor, the tomb displays Mughal characteristics of high arches and double domes and is considered to be the forerunner of the Taj Mahal. See the flowerlike Lotus Temple, also known as the Bahai Temple, completed in 1986 and notable for its extraordinary 27 free-standing marble-clad "petals."

Delhi: Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple Evening Show

4. Delhi: Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple Evening Show

You will be picked up by your driver from your accommodation in New Delhi before heading to the Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple. The temple is dedicated to Bhagwan Swaminarayan, and reflects the beauty and spirituality of India’s ancient art, culture and architecture. The water show is a breathtaking 15-minute presentation called "The Cycle of Life" and depicts the cycle of birth, life and death, as mentioned in Indian mythology. Admire the different colored water fountains and lasers with a powerful soundtrack of music to accompany them. Then, relax on your drive back to New Delhi, and finally be dropped off back at your hotel.

Old Delhi Temples and Spiritual Sites Private 6-Hour Tour

5. Old Delhi Temples and Spiritual Sites Private 6-Hour Tour

Start this commendable tour firstly by visiting 17th century ‘Jama Mosque’. Then, gear up for a tuk-tuk ride to the Asia’s largest spice market known as ‘Chandni Chowk’. Afterwards this visit one of the biggest Hindu temples known as ‘Swaminarayan Akshardham’ Later, you will head to Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, a famous Sikh shrine which offers food (Lungar) 24/7. After this, stop for lunch and then move to the Lotus temple, known as the 21st century Taj Mahal. Pass by ‘the presidential house’, known to be the second biggest after Quirinal Palace in Italy and ‘India Gate’, which is a war memorial of India. In the end, with the lifetime experience of the spirituality of Delhi, head back towards the hotel or airport as per your preference.

Delhi and Agra 2-Day Tour with Taj Mahal Sunrise

6. Delhi and Agra 2-Day Tour with Taj Mahal Sunrise

Discover some of India's most iconic monuments over 2 days with the help of a private driver and guide. Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Delhi, Noida, Gurgaon, Faridabad or Ghaziabad and travel in the comfort of an air-conditioned car. Day 1: Visit the famous monuments and government buildings of both Old Delhi and New Delhi such as: Gandhi Smriti, Humayun’s Tomb, Akshardham, Presidential house, Jama Masjid, Chandni chowk, India Gate, Parliament House, and Qutub Minar. Depart on a 3.5-hour journey to Agra in the evening. Day 2: Wake early to watch the sunrise over the majestic Taj Mahal. Explore the spectacular marble mausoleum from the outside and inside. Return to your hotel for breakfast and check out before going to the Red Fort. After, return to Delhi.

Old and New Delhi: Full-Day Guided Tour with Transfers

7. Old and New Delhi: Full-Day Guided Tour with Transfers

After hotel pick-up, drive through Old Delhi to visit the Jama Masjid - India’s biggest mosque. Then, follow your guide on foot through the city's busy streets while they give you a brief introduction to Old Delhi. Afterwards, take a rickshaw to the Spice Market and experience one of India’s biggest spice markets. Next, drive to Raj Ghat, a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. Travel to Akshardham Temple, a Hindu temple complex displaying traditional Hindu and Indian culture. Walk to the temple's food court and enjoy a traditional Indian lunch. Then, drive to Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, one of the most important Sikh places of worship in Delhi. Admire the temple's pool, known as the Sarovar.  See the Agrasen ki Baoli, India Gate and President’s House, then head to Qutub Minar. Admire this UNESCO World Heritage site and world's tallest minar (tower).

From Delhi Airport: Guided Layover Delhi City Tour

8. From Delhi Airport: Guided Layover Delhi City Tour

Start your tour with a pickup from Delhi Airport where your driver and guide will welcome you. Look out for a sign with your name on it.   Head to the sightseeing of Delhi City after your arrival. Discover monuments like Qutub Minar, India Gate (photo stop), Parliament House (drive past), Humayun Tomb, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, Lotus Temple, Lodhi Garden, and Akshardham Temple.  Have a meal break in between you want. After the sightseeing tour, you will return to Delhi Airport.

Delhi: Full Day Temples Tour with Transfers

9. Delhi: Full Day Temples Tour with Transfers

Start your Journey with a hotel pick-up at your desired time where your Driver/Guide will await you. Your First port of call is the Monkey Temple known as Hanuman Temple, the oldest of its kind, where monkeys can still be seen swinging around outside. Learn about the history of the temple where your guide will brief you.  You will stay here for around 20 minutes. The next drive is to Bangla Sahib Sikh Temple, near to Hanuman Temple. Learn about the history of the Sikh religion and visit the kitchen section to see how food is prepared for the masses.  You will stay here for 40 Minutes. After that you will go to the Laxmi Narayan Temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Laxmi. Learn about the Hindu religion and customs in different parts of the world. Your guide will also tell you about this place during the 35 minutes at this place. Then it's off to Iskcon Temple,  known as Vaishnav Temple of Lord Krishna and Radharani in the form of Radha Parthasarathi.  Thereafter you will drive to Lotus Temple, also known as Bahai’s House of worship, which is one of a kind. Visit the Prayer hall and worship in your own style, and enjoy the beautiful marble and architecture of the temple. You will stay here for 30 minutes. You will then be ready to head for lunch (Own Expense). Your last destination is Akshardham Temple, where architects have achieved the zenith of carving to induce life in every piece of stone. The Akshardham Temple was officially opened in 2005 by Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. You will stay at Akshardham temple for about one hour. Your tour then ends with the drop off at the hotel.

Old Delhi: Walking Tour with Akshardham Light & Water Show

10. Old Delhi: Walking Tour with Akshardham Light & Water Show

Start your exciting tour of Old Delhi with pickup from your hotel. Meet your guide and set off to explore the old part of the city together starting with the Jama Masjid Mosque. Find out about how it is India’s 2nd-largest mosque and was built by the Mughal emperor Shahjahan, in the 17th century. After exploring this gorgeous monument head into the narrow lanes of Old Delhi and learn about the culture and history of the district. Next, stop for a quick snack break of local delicacies including paratha (Indian Flatbread) at one of the oldest eateries in town. After filling your belly, head over to Gurudwara Sikh Temple. Learn a bit about the beauty and selfless devotion of Sikh culture in India as you bask in the spiritual atmosphere of the site. After this, take a rickshaw ride to the spice market of Delhi which is the largest in Asia. Get familiar with the world of spices and herbs and find out more about their medicinal properties and beauty benefits. Then, depart Old Delhi and move to Akshardham in the evening. Marvel at this spiritual-cultural complex that contains the largest Hindu temple in the World. Finally, witness the stunning light and sound show at the temple and let the beauty of place take over your senses. At the end of the show, get dropped-off back at your hotel where your memorable day of sightseeing concludes.

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What people are saying about Akshardham

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 699 reviews

I had 10 hours layover in Delhi airport and these guys provided me a tour with not only the most popular touristic places, but also we had an opportunity to visit Old Delhi by tuktuk! Driver Mr. Ravi was great and nice to talk, guide Mr. Vikas was friendly and informative - now I know a lot about New and Old Delhi. Mr. Moin Ashraf took a very good care since booking was done until arrival to Delhi and provided me with all the information I needed. Great job guys, see you next time!

Really great trip - absolute star of a guide who had excellent knowledge of wherever I wanted to go, and a super flexible and friendly driver who made sure we made it everywhere safely and comfortably. Being fully customisable, I was able to speak with the guide to see exactly what I wanted, and he even threw in a few extra gems when he started to get a feel for what I was looking for. Would definitely recommend!!

Excellent tour of Old and New Delhi. Our Guide was very flexible and sensitive to our needs. We were able to cover pretty much the whole of Delhi within a day and it was a rich experience. I recommend this tour 100% for your next trip to Delhi.

It was great to explore the city and understand the culture closer.Special thanks to Mr. Manısh Yadav (very experienced quide) and Mr. Faeem( driver) for this safe travel …time passed so fast and good memories left to me.☀️☺️

Ankur from keeper landwey was a great guide, entertaining and made the Taj Mahal tour very enjoyable. As a solo woman traveler, I felt safe and comfortable throughout