“Statue of Unity” World’s Tallest Statue
Statue of Unity located on the Sardar Sarovar Dam in Gujarat, India. The statue of Unity is dedicated to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel also known as ‘Iron Man of India’. Sardar Patel was the first deputy prime minister of independent India. The statue is the world’s tallest statue having the height of 182 meters.
How to Reach
By Air- The nearest airport is in Vadodara approx. 90 kms from the statue of unity.
By Train- Vadodara railway station is the nearest railhead to statue of unity and connected to all major railway stations of India.
By Road- The site is easily accessible by road and one can easily find taxi to reach here.
Materials Used in Construction of Massive Statue
The Statue of Unity is a steel framed structure and reinforced with concrete. The structure is coated with brass and consists of bronze cladding.
What to Visit
- Visit to Statue of Unity, Exhibition Hall/ Museum and Wall of Unity
A huge exhibition hall covering an area of 4,647 square meters has been set up in the pedestal of the Statue of Unity. The museum showcases the life of Sardar Patel as warrior during independence of India. The museum is also showcases the audio visual show of the wildlife and tribal people. Soil from around 169,058 villages was collected to build a wall (Wall of Unity, measuring 36 feet x 12 feet) which symbolises unity in diversity.
- Visit to Valley of Flowers
The valley of flowers is located approximately 5 kms from the Statue of Unity. The Valley of Flowers is spread across 600 acres with a length of 6 kilometre from Vindhyachal and 11 kilometre on Satpuda side. Valley flowers containing 24,000,00 plants with 300 varieties of flowers.
- Laser Light & Sound Show
Laser light and sound show is conducted on every evening except on Monday’s. The colorful laser lighting system is accompanied by an excellent narration of the history and life of Sardar Patel, his contribution to the Independence Movement and the unification of India as one nation.
- Boat Riding
Boat riding facility is also near the statue of unity, operates by Gujarat State Forest Development Corporation Ltd on the Narmada river.
- Trekking in Zarvani Eco-Tourism Area
Night trekking is available for the tourist near the statue of unity. Discover the beauty of the nature and experience the creatures of the dark in the wooded environs of Kevadia. Trekking done under the supervision of forest department.
- Shoolpaneshwar Sanctuary
Shoolpaneshwar Sanctuary is one such location in India near Statue of Unity which provides an excellent opportunity to Bird watching enthusiasts. This is the perfect place for the ornithologists and photographers.
Where to Stay
- Narmada Tent City- One of the most recommended place for staying is the tent city, specially designed for luxurious staying with selfie points and amenities. Tent city is also one of the best wedding destination of Gujarat. For more details and booking visit statueofunitytentcity.com
- Entry Tickets
Adult- INR 120
Children (upto 15 years)- INR 60 and free for below 3 years
- Observation Deckview
Adult- INR 350
Children (upto 15 years)- INR 200 and free for below 3 years
Click Below for Google Map LocationSardar Sarovar Dam, Statue of Unity Rd, Kevadia, Gujarat 393155