Monday, September 5, 2016

Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple in Delhi | Timing & History

Delhi is blessed with an array of historical tourist places and temples, Akshardham Temple is one of them. Whether you are travelling with your family or friends this place will never disappoint you.   

Facts & Information about Swaminarayan Akshardham -

  • Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple is the world's largest Hindu Temple.
  • This temple was built in 2005 and inaugurated by Mr. APJ Abdul Kalam.
  • It was constructed by Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS)
  • The height of this temple is 42 meter.
  • The temple is made up of granites and marbles.
  • The temple consists 9 domes, 20, 000 sculptures of Sadhus.
  • the temple is spread over an area of 12 acres.

The wonderful architecture of Akshardham Temple attracts more than 60% travelers who visit Delhi. visitor can see museum, parks and many cultural activity inside the temple area. This beautiful temple is located near the bank of Yamuna neighboring to the 2010 Commonwealth Games village.

Akshardham Temple Water show Timings -  7:30 pm (Tuesday - Sunday)

As the sun sets, visitors have to take their seat to enjoy the water show inside the Akshardham Temple, this 24 minutes presentation  conveys the story from Kena Upanishad. The story narrated by the video projections, colored lasers and underwater flames.

Swaminarayan Akshardham - Temple Timings

Mandir Darshan: 9:30 AM to 8:00 PM
Aarti-  10:00 AM and 6:00 PM

Exhibitions Timings
Ticket Window - 10:00am – 5:00pm
The Akshardham temple reflects the spirituality, ancient art of India, culture and the beauty of Indian architecture.

How to reach Here-
Nearest Airport - IGI (20.5 Km)
Nearest Metro Station - Akshardham (Blue Line)
Nearest Railway Stations-  Hazrat Nizamuddin (6 Km)

Address- NH 24, Akshardham Setu,
               New Delhi 110092

Also See - Facts and Information about Humayun's Tomb Delhi

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Humayun's Tomb (Humayun ka Maqbara) Delhi - Facts, Location & Timing

Humayun's Tomb

Being a Delhiites, we have an opportunity to visit  a large array of historical monuments in delhi. These places not only delight you also reflect the history associated with it. Humayun's Tomb is one of them, It was built by Mughal Emperor Akbar in between 1569- 70.

Facts and Information about Humayun's Tomb
  • First Garden Tomb in India
  • It is listed in UNESCO's World Heritage Sites.
  • The height of top floor has 42 meters
  • The architect who designed this Tomb was chosen by Bega Begum (Wife of Humayun).

The Persian style of Islamic architecture was introduced in India with the rise of Turkish and Mughal rule. Qutb Minar (1192 AD), Red Fort,  Mehrauli (1311 AD) and Humayun's Tomb are few of them.  The tomb is in the center of the Charbagh Garden. There are 2 double story gateways in south and west side. The architecture of this Tomb is somehow similar to the Tajmahal of Agra  
The tomb is made up of red sandstone and white marble. It has arch on each side & the center part of arch is the highest among other arch's.

FAQ's About Humayun ka Maqbara

Here are some information and some frequently asked question about this site-

1. Who Built Humayun's Tomb?
Humayun's tomb was built by his Son Akbar.

2. Where it is located?
Nizamuddin East, Delhi, India

3. What is the Timing of Humayun Tomb?
The Tomb is open from Sunrise to sunset

4.Who is the architect of Humayun Tomb?
It was designed by Mirak Mirza Ghiyas, a Persian architect  specially invited by the widow of Humayun.

5. Which is the nearest metro station from Humayun tomb?
JLN Stadium, Jorbagh, Racecourse are the nearest metro station to reach Humayun ka Maqbara.

Whether its unique architecture, Charbagh Garden or its interior, there are lot of reason to visit this tourist place of Delhi. Find your reason to explore Humayun Tomb.

Monday, August 29, 2016

History and Facts To know about Jantar Mantar New Delhi

Delhi is a capital of India, and there are lot of places that are known for the history associated with it. We all know about the Jantar Mantar as a historical places of Delhi. In this post I am sharing some key points about Jantar Mantar, which will show you the importance and objective of Jantar Mantar.   

Jantar Mantar is a observatory which is used for revising the dates and astronomical tables. It was built by Maharaja Jai Singh second for Mughal Emperor Muhammad Shah. The main objective of Jantar Mantar is to know  and keep an eye on the movements of Sun and other planets.

It was built in the year 1724 and it is one of the five places which was built by Maharaja Jai Singh, apart from Delhi the same monuments are also located in Varanasi, Jaipur, Ujjain and Mathura. This  place is protected under ASI act.

Key Points to Remember-
  • Jantar Mantar was used as a logo for the 1982 Asian Games.  
  • There are 3 main instruments inside the Jantar Mantar Observatory in Delhi.
  • It was constructed by marble and stones.

Brief Introduction of Instruments in Jantar Mantar-
The 3 instruments inside the Jantar Mantar has its own importance, although all of them are not functional due to bad maintenance but no one can deny their presence.

Jai Prakash Instrument-  It is used to determine the position of sun and made up of 2 concave hemispherical structure.

Samrat-Yantra - A huge sundial which consist of a triangular gnomon, the hypotenuse of this gnomon is parallel to the earth's axis.

Mishra Yantra - The appearance of this instrument is similar to the "Namaste" form. the Niyta-Chakra indicates the time zones i.e. Zurich, Serichew and Greenwich.

Timings: 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Best Time to Visit: October to March
Nearest Metro Station : Rajeev Chauk

Nearest Shopping Places - Palika Bazar, Connaught Place.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Top Tourist Places to Celebrate New Year in a Unique Way

New Year Holiday Destinations in India

Everyone wants to enjoy his big occasions or festivals with their friends and family because it makes  festival a  true delight from a busy schedule. New year which comes just after the Christmas offers a lot for the tour lovers. This short span of 7 days gives opportunity to lose yourself and celebrate New year at its best.

As we all know India is a home of most beautiful tourist destinations in the globe. So when new years eve come, one can chose their favorite destinations according to their mood.

In this post I am sharing a list of tourist places  which will put your New Year Celebration into a new level:


Udaipur is a preferred tourist destination for the couples. An ultimate place which is famous for palaces, handicrafts and rich wildlife offers a lot for an ideal New year Celebration. It is often known as "City of Lakes". If you want to experience royalty than there is no place like Udaipur.

Tourist Attraction :  Lake Pichola, Monsoon palace, city palace Museum etc.


Mcleodganj is a beautiful hill station near Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh. If you are a peaceful person who want to welcome New year in a serene environment, then this place is for you.

   Tourist Attraction : Trekking, Temples, hills


An ideal place for the beach lovers, every year between Christmas and new year, Sunburn festival is  celebrated. This festival is listed in Top 10 Festivals of World. It can be ideal retreat for you if you love Electronic dance music.

 Apart from the beaches and Festivals there are lot of things that will make your new year celebration in Goa into a new level. Churches and convents of Goa is listed in UNESCO's world heritage site, If you love history and architecture than do not forget to visit this place.

Tourist Attraction : Bom Jesus Basilica, Fort Aguada, Fort Tiracol, Chapora Fort,  Dudhsagar Falls & salim Ali bird sanctuary etc.


Nainital is known for its lakes and this is the reason that it is the best place to welcome new year. If you love nature, lakes and historical places than it is a place for you.

Tourist Attraction - Naini peak, Tiffin Top, Sattal, Ghorakhal etc.


The Ghats of Ganga are always full of Devotees but in New year Season it is totally changed. The lighting and fireworks on the Ghats gives an enthusiastic feeling. If you want your new year with the blessing of Lord Shiva and Ganga than Varanasi is best place to spend new year's Eve.

Tourist Attraction: Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Ramanagar Fort, Assi Ghat, Sarnath Museum etc

So this year take your new year celebration into a whole new level, make a new resolution in the above places. Plan your Trip and head out to the best new year destinations of India.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Garjiya Temple | Garjiya Devi Mandir in Ramnagar, Nainital

Uttarakhand is known as Devbhoomi, and there are many temples of Hindu Gods and Goddesses and Garjiya temple is one of them. Located in a surrounding of Corbett national park and 10 km far from main market Ramnagar, this temple is attracts thousands of visitors every year.

According to Hindu mythology Garjia Devi was the daughter of King Himalaya and a wife of Lord Shiva. In 1970, the temple was reconstructed and Pt. Pooran chandra pandey has an important role on this.


Currently there is a statue of Garjia Maa, the height of this statue is 4.5 feet, apart from Garjia devi statue there are also a statue of Saraswati and Ganesha , which are made up of White marble.  In Temples premises devotees can also spot the temple of Laxmi Narayan.

Festival of Lights of the Gods at Ramnagar Uttarakhand

Is it believed that Seeta Bani and Anasooya Devi have worshiped here, people from all over the India visit here to pay homage to the temple.  In the month of Kartik there is a festival of lights starts and it is a coincidence that at the same time light festival of Sikh community is also celebrated.

Plan your tour to Garjia Devi Temple

If you plan your holiday trip properly than the trip to Garjiya temple will never disappoint you. The trip to Garjiya temple is full of adventure due to its close proximity from the Corbett National park. Visitor can take a route of dense forests, climbing rocks while listening the roars of Tiger and bird chirping.

                                     Best time to visit - October - April

Hotels and Resort Near Garjiya Temple

  1. The Solluna Resort
  2. Corbett Riverside Resort
  3. The River View Retreat
  4. Mapple Corbett Leisure Resort   
  5. Club Mahindra Corbett 

The temple is famous for Faith and devotees believed that Maa Garjia blesses all their wishes. This is the only reason that people visited here in a large amount and often dedicate bells and umbrellas once their wishes are fulfilled.