Nilkanth Dham Swaminarayan TempleCurrently Open [Closes at 08:00 pm]
- Address: Nilkanthdham Road, Poicha, Gujarat 393145, Vadodara, India
- Timings: 09:30 am - 08:00 pm Details
- Phone: +91-9099621000
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids
Located a mere 85 kilometers from Vadodara, the Nilkanth Dham Swaminarayan Temple is one of the grandest temples in the state. Built mainly out of sandstone, the entrance welcomes you to a view of an artificial pond that encircles the main shrine. The carvings seen on every inch of the temple are exquisitely carved to show figures from Hindu mythological books and scriptures. Every mandap has its own flag that waves in the breeze and the stark blue water juxtaposed with the sand coloured stone come together in perfect harmony to offer a visual treat. The shivling in the artificial pond can be accessed via a boat shaped like a peacock and along with a beautiful fountain, this is by far one of the most unique spots around the city.
The temple’s main deity is Swaminarayan and the evening aartis here are the main attraction. The artwork around the temple is stunning and includes a chariot (from Mahabharat) and larger than life sculptures that are a burst of colour. The surrounding garden area offers an oasis for visitors while the exhibition room has a miniature of the temple design along with other exhibits. Devotees come here to make a wish and to pray for prosperity while causal visitors love the landscaping and the tranquil atmosphere of the place.
Nilkanth Dham Swaminarayan Temple Travel Tips
- It is customary to remove your footwear before you enter the temple. Wearing modest clothing is also preferred when you visit the temple.
Nilkanth Dham Swaminarayan Temple Hours
- Aarti timings: at 5.00 am and at 6.00 am
- Abhishekh Darshan: 5.30 am to 6.00 am
- Abhishekh Aarti: 5.30 am to 6.00 am
- Exhibition ticket window hours: 10.30 am to 7.00 pm
- Light Show: 7.00 pm to 10.00 pm
- Aarti: 6.00 pm and 7.30 pm
How to Reach Nilkanth Dham Swaminarayan Temple
- By Bus: Poicha Bus Stop
- Taking an Auto-rickshaw.
- By Taxi/ Cab
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Nilkanth Dham Swaminarayan Temple Reviews & Ratings
Brilliant architecture of temple. Temple premises is well designed. Very neat and clean campus. Superbly designed idols. One will find the pleasure to see and get to know about all incarnations of Lord Vishnu. Main idol over here is of Saint Nilkanth. The temple also have a swimming pool and beautiful museum.
Very good place, best time to visit is in the evening when it is full of lights and heavily decorated. The garden nearby is also a main attraction and is open till 4pm only so better to visit the garden first and then in the evening enter the temple premises. Ample of food stalls are available with good quality food and reasonable price. Many souvenir shops are also present inside the premises. Clean drinking water is also available. Ample parking facilities are there with well built road. Surprisingly, the whole premises was very very clean.
Marvellous temple. We got positive vibes and devotional energy. World class sculpture. Temple will glitter in the night with lightning. Scrumptious food will be available. Awesome place to visit.🙏🙏🙏
Very beautiful environ. Poicha ghat needs development. BAPS authority can built 150 meters tall Wheel Of Unity at riverbank. Which will give panoramic view.
Good place specially for kids and families. Can be visited with family and stay facility is available at reasonable rates. Food options are good but quality can be improved. Exhibition visit to senior citizens is horrible, No wheelchairs, too much walking. Nice place for a full day tour. Night Aarti and lighting is good.