What’s the place?
Statue of Unity is the World’s tallest statue with a height of 182 metres, built on Narmada River of Gujarat. It is twice the height of Statue of Liberty. Built on the river Narmada, facing the Sardar Sarovar Dam in Kevadiya District, the statue is homage to the First Deputy Prime Minister of India- Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.
Sardar Patel was highly responsible towards uniting the nation after it’s independence, that’s why this Statue is named as Statue of Unity.
What’s it made up of?
This colossal statue, is made up of bronze, steel and reinforced concrete. A nation-wide campaign was initiated to collect soil from farmers. Soil from around 169,058 villages was collected to build a wall which symbolises unity in diversity.
The interesting fact about this bronze cladding statue is that it will change its color from original bronze color to green due to oxidation.
What are the main attractions here?
There are 8 main attractions at Statue of Unity.
- Statue of Unity itself with the gallery view at its chest.
- Laser Light Show
- Valley of Flowers and Butterfly Garden.
- Sardar Sarovar Dam
- Helicopter Ride
- Tent City
- Bird Watching
How to book the tickets?
The tickets are available at the Official website. I would suggest to Pre-book tickets from the website if you are planning to visit the Gallery view from the chest as I made a mistake of not doing so and ended up coming back without visiting the Gallery view.
Best Suggestion is to go for booking with Tent City.
Remember the Statue of Unity is closed every Monday. The Timings are 9am to 6pm from Tuesday to Sunday.
Remember when you reach the Statue of Unity Bus Station, there are free services which takes you to the Statue of Unity. ( Do Confirm it from the Site)