Statue of Unity is a brand new and outstanding addition to the itineraries of the travelers willing to explore Gujarat. It is a tribute to one of India’s greatest figures Sardar Vallabbhai Patel and the inauguration took place on his 143rd birth anniversary. The statue is 182 meters tall, making it the highest one on earth.
The island where the statue is built is known as Sadhu Bet which is near to the Sardar Sarovar Dam on the Narmada riverbed. The size of the statue is two times bigger compared to the iconic Statue of Liberty in New York and five times taller compared to the Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro. It also left behind the Buddha Statue at China’s Spring Temple Buddha Lushan Country in Henan.
Facts you need to know about the Statue of Unity
For the express entry, you need to spend INR. 1000 per head. It is applicable for both the adult and child. Viewing gallery will cost you INR. 200 per head for kids and INR. 350 per head for adults. (You are allowed to visit Observation Deck view, Memorial, Valley of Flower, Museum & Audio Visual Gallery, SOU site and Sardar Sarovar Dam within the ticket prices mentioned above)
9 AM to 5 PM and besides Monday you can plan to visit the statue any other days (from Tuesday to Sunday)
Things you can consider doing there
Start with a road trip which is destined to Narmada’s Kevadia district from Vadodara Airport. The journey will take approximately an hour and a half. Along the road, you will get to see a valley of flowers that will make your journey more pleasant. After you reach the statue of unity, climb up to the chest level, so you can get to the viewing gallery which is at the height of 135 meters, gazing at the Sardar Sarovar Dam.
You are probably looking for a vantage point where you can click some wonderful moments. Go to the selfie point and create an album of memorable snapshots. If you are interested in knowing more about Sardar Vallabbhai Patel the Iron Man of India, then you can consider visiting the museum as well as an audio-visual gallery.
If you are not in a hurry, make sure you acquaint yourself with India’s unification in the post-independence period, enjoying an excellent show of laser, light, and sound. And if you want to stay for the night, you can check into the Shreshtha Bharat Bhavan that has a three-star lodging facility.
India made a record by building this towering structure within 33 months and it took 90,000 tonnes of cement, 25,000 tonnes of iron, so it can stand against the harshest components of nature such as earthquakes or torrent winds.
While visiting the statue of unity, you will get to experience a panoramic view from its visitor gallery of the Sardar Sarovar Dam, the water reservoir beyond it which is 200 km long and the mountain ranges of Vindhyachal and Satpura.