Statue of Unity
Statue of Unity - Overview
The Statue of Unity in Kevadiya colony near Vadodara, Gujarat is a mammoth monument that has conquered hearts in no time. The 182-meter structure is the tallest statue in the world and can be clearly seen from space. Now, that’s something!
The statue is constructed to honour India’s foremost home minister Sardar Vallabhai Patel. Inaugurated in 2018, the statue has become one of the most coveted tourist destinations in India. The Gujarat Government has developed the area to be a world-class tourist center with selfie points, a flower valley, light and sound shows spots and more.
Inaugurated in 2018, the statue has become one of the most coveted tourist attractions in India and aims to generate employment and boost the tourism sector. The Gujarat Government has planned various tourism activities to create a worthwhile experience for the visitors.
World's tallest statue with a height of 182 meters.
Twice as tall as the Statue of Liberty which stands at 93m.
4 times as tall as the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro which is 38m.
The project cost was Rs 3,000 crore and 22,500 million tonnes of cement was utilised.
Things to Do at Statue of Unity
Here is the list of places worth seeing near the Statue of Unity.
The viewing gallery is located at a height of 153 meters inside the Statue of Unity. The visitors can capture the grand view of the natural surroundings that include the Sardar Sarovar Dam, 200-km long water reservoir, as well as the Satpura and Vindhyachal mountain ranges.
The 'Valley of Flowers' contains over 100 variety of flowers, climbers, bamboos and colourful grasses. It is spread over a 17 km long patch of colourful flowers along the banks of River Narmada and resembles a rainbow.
The specialty of the "Wall of Unity" is that it is made from the soil collected from the 1,69,078 villages and iron from used agricultural implements of farmers, across the country.
For all the selfie lovers and photographers, there is a separate selfie point from where you can get a good view of the statue and its surroundings. This is where amazing shots can be captured.
For visitors who are interested in viewing a digital, visual representation of the making of the statue and the unification of India in the post-Independence period.
The museum and audio-visual gallery depicts the life and accomplishments of Sardar Vallabbhai Patel and the history of modern India.
The 300-meter long bridge connects the mainland near the monument and Sadhu Bet island. This architecturally constructed bridge has 9 piers and is surrounded by the river.
Other attractions – 3star hotel for the tourists, the shopping center, research center, and tent city.
Visit the Statue of Unity via Vadodara
The Vadodara airport is about 90 kilometers away from the site.
Vadodara railway station is the nearest railhead to the Sardar Patel statue
Visit Laxmi Vilas Palace, built-in 1890 by Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III
Visit Vadodara Museum and Picture Gallery, built-in 1894 by the Gaekwads
Places to Visit Around Vadodara
Poicha - Nilkanthdham Swaminarayan temple – This temple is known for the outstanding beauty of the water surrounding it. The Aarti in the presence of attractive lighting in the evening is a view you can't miss out on.
Lukshmi Vilas Palace – This magnificent palace is the blend of Indian, European, and Islamic elements & also the residence of the Gaekwad (Royal Family of Baroda).
Champaner Fort - Champaner Fort is an impressive landscape which includes prehistoric sites, agricultural buildings, mosques, hill fortress and remains of the 16th-century.
Ajwa Fun World & Water Park - Ajwa Water Park is the land of complete refreshment where you can enjoy 26 amusement rides and other fun activities.
Sardar Sarovar Dam – One of the largest gravity dams in India built to supply water and electricity to four Indian states - Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Rajasthan!
Kabirwad - Kabirwad is an incredible grove of banyan trees and is an island in the middle of the river Narmada.
Zarwani Waterfalls – These waterfalls are amongst the most sought-after natural destinations in India where you can not only relax but also explore the authentic wildlife setting.
Shoolpaneshwar Wild Life Sanctuary – This Sanctuary is one of the largest reserves (07.70 km2) in the area and home to beautiful birds and mammals and reptiles.
Here’s How Grand Mercure Vadodara Surya Palace Will Help You
INR 7280 (Inc. Taxes)
- Length of stay – 1 night
- Extra Person charges will be INR 2499 (Inc. Tax)
- Lunch at Azure
- Pick any one from three wonderful attractions (Charges Extra)
- Visit to Lukshmi Villas Palace and Raja Ravi Varma Gallery
- Visit to Champaner, Saat Kamaan and Jami Mosque
- Visit to Swaminarayan Temple, Poicha
- Dinner at Azure
- Stay in Deluxe Room
- Packed breakfast
- Visit to Statue of Unity - Charges Extra (Self Booking)