Houston has some pretty incredible hidden gems around the massive city, but none can compare to the beauty of this place. The BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Stafford is the most beautiful spot in the city to find spectacular architecture, rich culture, and personal reflection. Everyone of all faiths and backgrounds can visit this gorgeous Hindu temple at any time and for no cost.\nBAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir is the first traditional Hindu Mandir to be built in North America. The massive temple was built in India then shipped to Houston in parts and assembled at its final destination in Stafford. There is so much wonderful culture surrounding the Hindu faith that was put into this limestone masterpiece, but the Mandir is proud to invite people of all religious beliefs and cultures to visit and enjoy the beauty of the temple. And visiting the Mandir is always free.\nView this post on Instagram Beautiful Hindu Temple ✨ Right in the heart of Houston! A post shared by Joanna Castillo (@joannacastillo_) on Feb 4, 2019 at 7:33am PST\nThe BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir always has visitors of all kinds who come to check out the fantastic architecture of the establishment, while also doing some peaceful meditation. It's the perfect place to stroll and admire the scenery while enjoying the spring weather. It also has plenty of spots for you to sit and take time to relax and reflect on your life.\nWhile you're there, you could also snap a stunning photo or two to show off the temples astonishing beauty to your friends and family. The Mandir even lights up with the most beautiful colors on some evenings!\nView this post on Instagram #TBT to Houston, TX 😍 A post shared by Caroline C. ❦ (@dreamsandacarryon) on May 9, 2019 at 6:52am PDT\nThere are always celebrations and planned events going on at the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, from acclaimed speakers to giant song and dance celebrations. Some events are open to all visitors and some require advanced reservations. You can check out their full schedule of events on their website.\nView this post on Instagram A post shared by @mrs.avocaado on May 9, 2019 at 6:02pm PDT\nThe full campus of the Mandir is open from 9 AM to 8:30 PM daily, but the sacred shrines are open from varying different times to the public.\nBAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir is located at 1150 Brand Lane Stafford, TX 77477. For more information and history on the Hindu temple, you can visit their official website here.