How are you friends? I hope, you are doing great in your life. Today, we are going to cover one of the great architectures & attraction points of India, Statue of Unity. So, if you are in Gujarat, then this is the must-visit place. We are going to share all the details related to the world’s tallest statue-like how to reach the statue of unity from Delhi, accommodation facilities and many more things.
The Statue of Unity is the world’s tallest statue dedicated to one of the great freedom fighters of India i.e. Shri Vallabhbhai Patel. The height of this monument is 182 meters and located on the sadhu bet island on the Narmada facing the Sardar Sarovar Dam in the Kevadia village of Gujarat. Previously, the world’s tallest statue was located in China’s name as Spring Temple Buddha and the height of that statue was 153 mtr. The statue of unity reminds us of one of the great founding fathers of our country Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, also known as Iron man of India. The iron man of India was the first deputy prime minister of Independent Bharat and played a great role in the unification of India. In addition to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, this statue also reminds us of the struggle of all the individuals of the nation who participated in getting the freedom. It inspires us to add the visionary ideologies of Iron man of India i.e. Unity in Nation, Patriotism towards Country, Inclusive Growth and Good Governance.
The construction of the Statue of Unity was started in the year 2013 and completed in October 2018. It was inaugurated by the honorable prime minister of India on 31st October 2018, the birth anniversary of Sardar Patel.
As mentioned above, the statue of unity is more than a memorial and it is located in the Kevadia village of Gujarat. Gujarat is perhaps one of the most significant tourist stations & it is about 100 km away from Vadodara, 200 km from the Ahmedabad & 420 km from the Mumbai. The nearest landmark of this statue is the Sardar Sarovar Dam (Narmada Dam) and to reach there, you need to reach Kevadia in the Narmada district and the statue is only 3.5 km from there. The nearest railway station & airport is located in Vadodara. You can either hire a cab or public buses to reach the statue of unity from Vadodara.
There is good news for the visitors as well. Very soon, a new railway station is going to build in the Kevadia village and then it would become very easy to reach the statue of unity. Central Government has already given its nod for this project.
There is no direct bus in between Delhi & Vadodara (Gujarat) so trains & flights are the good options to reach there. Hire a taxi, cab or busses at Vadodara to reach the statue of unity.
Vadodara is very well connected from Delhi via Train & it is approximately 90 km away from the statue of unity. There are many trains operating between these two stations.
Vadodara Airport is approximately 90 km from Sardar Sarovar Dam is the nearest airport. The major operators in between Delhi & Vadodara are Indigo & Air India.
The accommodation facilities are developed in the vicinity of the Statue of unity for the better experience of tourists. A 3-star hotel (Shrestha Bharat Bhavan) with all modern amenities, cafeteria & conference facilities are built in the adjacent the statue of unity. For the better experience of tourists, apart from this hotel, more than 250 tents are built in the wide-open area for the unforgeable experience of a quiet night under the stars on the banks of Narmada. The complete site is eco-friendly as the facility is powered by solar energy.
Having the world’s tallest statue in India is the proudest feeling for all the Indians and here, we are sharing some interesting and unknown interesting facts related to the Statue of Unity.
The major attractions of the statue of unity are the museum, garden, sound & laser show, viewing gallery, and Sardar Sarovar dam.
The ticket prices are different for adults, children above 3 years and children below 3 years and it is divided into two parts i.e. entry ticket and observation deck view.
The ticket price of the statue of unity is divided into two parts i.e. entry ticket and observation deck view.
|Visitor Type||Entry Ticket||Observation Deck|
|Adult||INR 120 + INR 30 (Bus Charges)||INR 350 + INR 30 (Bus Charges)|
|Children (aged 3 to 15 years)||INR 60 + INR 30 (Bus Charges)||INR 200 + INR 30 (Bus Charges)|
|Children (below 3 years)||Free||Free|
It is closed on Monday and opens for other days (Tuesday to Sunday) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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