Akshardham is a Hindu temple complex in Delhi, India. Also referred to as Delhi Akshardham or Swaminarayan Akshardham, the complex displays millennia of traditional Hindu and Indian culture, spirituality, and architecture. The building was inspired and developed by Pramukh Swami Maharaj, the spiritual head of the Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha, whose 3,000 volunteers helped 7,000 artisans construct Akshardham. The main monument, at the center of the complex, is 141-foot (43 m) high, 316-foot (96 m) wide, and 356-foot (109 m) long, and is covered top to bottom with carved details of flora, fauna, dancers, musicians, and deities.
The whole temple complex is divided into 5 major portions. The main temple is situated at the centre of the complex. The 141ft high structure consists of 234 wonderfully carved pillars, 9 ornate domes, 20 quadrangled shikhars, an imposing Gajendra Pith (plinth of stone elephants), around 20,000 idols and statues of divine personalities, rishis, devotees and saints. Being built with pink sandstones and white marble, the monument doesn't have any steel or concrete in its structure.
Boat Ride: One can also take a boat ride which takes you to the history of Indian heritage and discoveries made by the Indian rishis through its models and portraits. This gives you a clear idea about the vast Indian culture.
Musical Fountain: The musical fountain of the Yagnapurush Kund is another attraction of the complex. It is a rare combination of a Vedic yagna kund and a musical fountain. The kund or the stepwell is the largest stepwell of the world, and in the evening it also has musical fountain shows. To the centre of the step-well there is an eight-petalled lotus which is designed in perfect geometry to define the advanced knowledge of mathematics in India.