This is a 2-part event – you can sign up for both or attend either just the tour or hike.
If you have ever driven on Highway 71 past Chino Hills, I am sure you have seen what looks like an elaborate sand-castle looking building – this is the BAPS Hindu Temple in Chino Hills!
Great Outdoors LA has arranged a private docent-led tour of this magnificent and enchanting Temple. You’ll be amazed at the scale, craftsmanship and detail in this beautiful Temple.
For the tour you will have to take off your shoes and climb the main grand staircase to the Temple doors.
Every inch of the inside of the Temple is covered in intricately carved shockingly white marble -- columns, walls and ceilings! All along the sides of the main space were coves -- shrines dedicated to past Swamis.
Leaving the Temple you can walk over to the visitor center and take in the beauty of the inside courtyard, covered in ivory stained glass and surrounded by carved wooden balconies on all four sides.
After the tour, we will have time to check-out the exhibition and walk the grounds before meeting at the Shayona Café where we can experience some traditional and authentic tastes of India!
Where: BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir
15100 Fairfield Ranch Rd.
Chino Hills, CA 91709
Cost: admission to the Temple is free, but a donation is requested.
Tour size: group is limited to 25 people
Photography policy: photography is only allowed on the outside of the buildings.