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Visiting Statue of Unity? Here's What You Need to Know. The mammoth statue, Statue of Unity in Kevadiya colony near Vadodara, Gujarat has conquered hearts in no time. The 182-metre 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 ensured that the entire vicinity develops as a fully-functional, world-class tourist centre with selfie points, flower valley, light and sound shows, and more.

Statue of Unity

Facts About Statue of Unity


  • It is double the height of the Statue of Liberty which stands at 93 m.
  • It is 4 times the height of the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro (38 m).
  • The cost of the project is Rs 3,000 crore and is made from 22,500 million tonnes of cement.

Statue of Unity Ticket Booking


Entry to the memorial opens at 8 am and closes at 6 pm. You can book the tickets offline at the ticketing centre at the venue or online by visiting https://soutickets.in.

Places to Visit near Statue of Unity


River Narmada – The statue towers over the beautiful river Narmada which makes the tourist centre a peaceful getaway destination. The ones looking for some peace of mind can simply sit there watching the river flow.

Viewing Gallery – The statue is situated on the banks of the river Narmada. Two superfast elevators can take 5000 visitors every day up to the viewing gallery which is 153 meters high. It offers a majestic view of the river along with the Satpura and Vindhyachal hills.

Statue of Unity Valley of Flowers – Along the way is the valley of flowers which is bursting with colours and sweet fragrance. For all the selfie lovers, there’s also a selfie vantage point where you can click selfies with the statue at a perfect angle.

Sardar Sarovar Dam – You can go crocodile spotting at the Sardar Sarovar Dam and then take short treks to explore ecotourism sites. It is most certainly an ideal destination for people with different interests.

Statue of Unity Museum – The statue premises also features a plush museum where you can learn more about the life of Iron Man of India. There's also an audio-visual gallery and laser and sound show that will help you learn more about the unification of India during the post-independence period.

Statue of Unity Helicopter Ride – What's better than an aerial view to admire the statue? The helicopter ride allows the visitors to get a magical view of the statue as well as the dam. It also offers a beautiful view of the Narmada River flowing in all its glory and can accommodate 5 to 7 people at a time.

How to Reach Statue of Unity?


If you are travelling by road, then Highways 6 and 11 can take you to the Statue of Unity. If you are coming from a distance, then the ideal way would be to take a flight to Vadodara. It is a great idea to visit Vadodara during your visit to the Statue of Unity as Vadodara is the cultural capital of Gujarat. You can also visit Jamnagar on the coast of Gulf of Kutch after visiting Vadodara.

Places to Stay near Statue of Unity


If you wish to explore Vadodara, book a stay with any of the various hotels in Vadodara like the Grand Mercure Vadodara, Surya Palace and the hotel can arrange for your trip to the statue easily without any hassle to you. You can also check out hotels near the statue itself such as Hotel Grand Nakshatra, Hotel Grand Sahara, Rama Residency, etc. that are ideal for cheap holidays.

Restaurants near Statue of Unity


Dailiez AaHA Food Café, Hotel Riverdale, Rajvant Palace Resort, Narmada Nihar Resort.

The statue, unlike others, is not a mute memorial. Hence, it’s no surprise that the destination attracts huge numbers of tourists every day. I hope this information helps you plan your trip to the Statue of Unity. Enjoy your time!
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14 comments:

  1. Such an interesting read, and love the photos, thanks for sharing them! I've never been to India but it's definitely on my 'to visit' list ;) Will save your post for future reference ;)

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  2. Oh wow! I would love to see that in person one day. That is truly amazing. This sounds like an awesome trip.

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  3. A place I didn't even know, it's really true you never stop learning!

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  4. What an impressive and amazing landmark! I can see why it is such a popular tourist destination. I hope to one day see it in person! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. This statue looks so massive! It's impressive that it is double the size of the statue of liberty in America.

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  6. WOW! This is such an amazing site! I would love to go there some day. A lot of interesting facts you posted!

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  7. Wow, this statue is huge!! I literally stared at the photo for a while because the size was hard to comprehend. Great list of what to do around the area. A helicopter ride and crocodile spotting sounds fun!

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  8. Oh wow, the Statue of Unity sure is impressive - it looks so big! I'd definitely love to visit it if I ever got the chance.

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  9. I'd love to travel and see this one day. Looks like such an amazing experience.

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  10. Such beautiful photos! This is completely and utterly spectacular!
    I would love to travel here so much. Thanks for sharing

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  11. This would be so very interesting to go and see. I had no idea about this and there are some awesome facts here.

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  12. This is incredible! I've never heard of this statue..but what a sight it must be to see in real life.

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  13. Wow, it's the tallest statue in the world and this is the first time I've heard of it - where have I been? That's crazy and so impressive it's twice as tall as the Statue of Liberty! I hope I get to see it in person some day!

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  14. OMG I swear I have never heard the statue of Unity. Why isnt this considered a wonder of the world? It looks massive it has to be 2x the size of Statue of Liberty!

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