• Overview

    The BAPS Swaminarayan Akshardham is a landmark of Hindu Architecture and Culture in New Jersey. Spanning 185 acres and standing 191 feet tall, Akshardham is a magnificent Mahamandir (Hindu house of worship) carved in stone according to ancient Hindu scriptures. It is the second largest Hindu mandir in the world and one of the most unique Hindu stone mandirs built in the last 600 years. Breathtaking from every angle, all visitors are welcome to explore and experience the beauty and tranquility of BAPS Swaminarayan Akshardham.

    FAQS
    • The campus is open to all visitors every day from 9 a.m.-7 p.m., except Tuesdays.
    • It is a short 18-minute drive or ride from the NJ Transit Princeton Junction train station. It is also easily accessible off the NJ Turnpike, I-295 and Route US-130.

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    - Nilkanth Plaza. At Nilkanth Plaza a 49-foot tall bronze image of Shri Nilkanth Varni stands, the teenage form of Bhagwan Swaminarayan, in a yogic tree pose to commemorate the 49 years he lived on earth. Nilkanth Plaza is also home to a traditional Indian stepwell.

    - Traditional Stepped Pond. Experience a serenity of a traditional Indian stepped pond, filled with water from India's 108 holy rivers and those flowing through the 50 states in the U.S.

    - Welcome Center.vThe Welcome Center is a majestic foyer with intricately carved wood pillars, arches and panels that welcome all to experience the mandir. The atmosphere is illuminated with traditional lamps and sky-wells. It is designed in 17th century Indian Haveli architecture.

    - Traditionally Stone-Carved Mandir (Hindu house of worship). The mandir is 133 feet long, 87 feet wide and 42 feet tall at its highest point.

    - Traditionally stone-carved Mahamandir. At the centerpoint of the campus stands the Akshardham Mahamandir which is 255 ft wide, 345 ft long and 191 feet tall at its highest point and is made of 1.9 million cubic feet of stone sourced from around Europe.

    - Shayona Café and Shayona Snacks & Sweets Shop. Authentic Indian dine-in delicacies and snack ready to take home.
  • Amenities

    • Food Service Available
    • Free Admission
    • Meeting Facilities
    • Restrooms
    Activities
    • Guided Tours
    • Self-guided tours
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