Join us on a day trip to BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Neasden, London including a vegetarian buffet lunch
Once we arrive, we enjoy a tasty vegetarian buffet lunch at the delightful Shayona restaurant. With traditional Indian décor and mouth-watering vegetarian cuisine, it is the perfect way to experience some authentic tastes of India.
A visit to BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir is an ideal way to learn about Hinduism and enjoy exquisite Indian art and architecture. Whether its learning about the worlds oldest living faith from the Understanding Hinduism exhibition, or seeing a traditional Hindu temple, visitors young and old find their trips to the Mandir to be educational, inspiring and memorable.
The lower floor of the Mandir is dedicated to a permanent exhibition, 'Understanding Hinduism'. Spread over 3,000 square feet, it provides an educative insight into the values and wisdom of Hinduism through 3D dioramas, paintings, tableaux and traditional craftwork. Visitors can learn about the origin, beliefs and values of Hinduism, the contribution of Hindu seers, and how this ancient religion is thriving today through traditions such as the Swaminarayan Sampradaya. The exhibition also features an 11-minute documentary which narrates the Mandirs religious significance and the story of its creation from inception to ceremonial consecration.
(Please take the time to read the visitor guidelines)
VISITOR GUIDELINES TO BAPS SHRI SWAMINARAYAN MANDIR
The Mandir is a sacred house of God and a place of daily worship. In the interest of preserving its sanctity and ensuring worshippers can enjoy the spiritual ambience, all visitors are requested to abide by the following guidelines applicable in all areas of the Mandir complex. The Management reserves the right to refuse admission to those who are not following the guidelines and to those who are inappropriately dressed.
Dress Code - Please note that a strict dress code operates within the complex. Specifically, tops must cover the shoulders, chest, navel, and upper arms. Leg-wear must be at least below knee-length.
Shoes - It is customary to remove footwear upon entering any part of the Haveli complex. Shoe racks are provided within the complex.
Security - Please respect the security procedures in place for the safety of all visitors. Sharp, dangerous and incendiary objects and substances (e.g. knives, matches, lighters, etc.) are not allowed inside the complex.
Bags & Cameras - Small (palm-sized) purses and wallets are allowed into the building. Cameras are not. Please deposit all large bags and cameras in the Baggage Cabin in the car park prior to entering the complex. Please remember to collect your belongings when you leave.
Filming & Photography - Videos and photos using a mobile phone - for personal use only - may be taken from ground level outside the Mandir and Haveli only, but no photography or filming is allowed inside. Postcards and photographs showing the interior of the Mandir and Haveli can be purchased from the Souvenir Shop.
Mobile Phones - Please switch off or place mobile phones on silent mode prior to entering the premises. Mobile phones must not be used to take photos or video footage inside the complex.
Smoking - Smoking is not allowed on the premises, including in the car parks. Please dispose of cigarettes in the bin provided prior to entering the gates.
Food & Drink - No food or drink is allowed on the premises. Please discard chewing gum prior to entering.
Conduct - Please refrain from touching the delicate carvings. The marbled areas in the Mandir are quiet zones.
VISITOR GUIDELINES TO SHAYONA RESTAURANT
As the restaurant are part of the Hindu temple, they do not allow any meat or alcohol to be consumed in these premises.
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
|Boating Lake|| Bus stop by Boating Lake |
|Bulverhythe Westbound|| Bus stop by Chip Shop bottom of Harley Shute |
|Church St Northbound|| Bus stop Church Street, (A2270) Northbound |
|Eastbourne Pier|| Bus stop Eastbourne Pier |
|Fishermens Club|| Bus stop Fishermen's Club |
|Glyne Gap Westbound|| Bus stop opposite Glyne Gap Garage |
|Hailsham High Street|| Bus stop Hailsham High Street |
in front of Waitrose
|Hastings Westbound|| Bus stop Pelham Place car park, Hastings Westbound |
before Breeds Place roundabout
|Langney|| Langney Footbridge bus stop, near petrol station |
|Lifeboat Museum|| Bus stop by Lifeboat Museum, Grand Parade |
|Little Common Westbound|| By the Wheatsheaf Public House |
|Martello PH|| Bus stop by Martello Public House |
|Opp Stables Theatre|| Bus stop adjacent to Market Cross |
just before (opp) Stables Theatre, Old London Road
|Opp Waitrose Old Town|| Bus stop opposite Waitrose/Lamb Inn, Eastbourne |
|Pevensey Westbound|| Opposite Smugglers Public House |
|Polegate A2270 Northbound|| Bus stop opposite church, at crossroads |
Polegate (A2270) Northbound
|Princes Rd jctn Beatty Rd|| Bus stop Princes Rd before Beatty Rd junction |
|Princes Road Westbound|| Bus stop Princes Rd before Ramsay Way junction |
|Sainsburys Victoria Drive|| Sainsburys, Victoria Drive, Eastbourne |
|St Leonards Westbound|| Bus stop seafront, opp Warrior Square Memorial |
St Leonards (Westbound)
|Tesco Express, Ore|| Bus stop by Tesco Express, Old London Road |
|The Ridge towards Ore|| Bus stop adjacent to St Helenswood Leisure Centre |
The Ridge, Hastings
|Town Hall Square, Bexhill|| Bus stop by the Town Hall, Town Hall Square |
|Westham Westbound|| By Westham Church |
|Willingdon Triangle|| Bus stop in Willingdon Triangle |
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