The Statue of Unity, a 182 meter tall statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, was unveiled on 31 October. On his 143rd birth anniversary, Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled in a grand ceremony. Due to its height, this statue has now become the tallest statue in the world. The second place in the world now has a statue of Buddha in the Spring Temple in China, whose height is 153 meters. This statue is located 3.5 kilometers from the Sardar Sarovar Dam on the Narmada River. "While the Statue of Unity is a symbol of national pride and unity, it is also an honor for Indias engineering skills and project management capabilities." The chief architect of this statue is 92-year-old Ram V. Sutar.
After knowing its specialty, if you plan to visit the Statue of Unity, then we are telling you how and when you will be able to see this magnificent statue up close.
At present, Vadodara is the nearest airport and rail line. It is 89 km from Kevadiya. From here you can reach Kevadia via road. Apart from this, Bharuch is also the nearest railway station. If you come from Ahmedabad, you will have to cover a distance of 200 km.
After reaching Kevadia, you have to come to Sadhu Island. A 3.5 km long highway from Kevadia to Sadhu Island has also been constructed. After this, a 320 meter long bridge link from Main Road to Statue is also built.
The Statue of Unity will be open for public viewing every day of the week from 9 am to 6 pm. You can book tickets online to go here. For this you can book tickets online from https://www.soutickets.in. Here you will see two categories. Deck view and entry ticket. Entry is free for children under 3 in the Statue of Unity.
For online ticketing, there will be no charge for payment through net banking or debit card, while booking with credit card will attract 1% GST on the total amount.
There are jharokas near the chest of the statue, from where you will be able to see the Sardar Sarovar Dam completely. There is a museum under the statue, where many things related to the memory of Sardar Patel will be kept. Laser lighting has been arranged in the statue, so that its brightness will remain equal throughout the day and night.
A selfie point has been made within 5 km radius near the statue, which is a major attraction here. It has been developed as the Valley of Flowers.
To welcome tourists, the Gujarat government has also built a shopping center and a research center in the Sardar Patel Statue Complex. Apart from this, high speed lifts have also been installed in the feet of the statue, through which you will be able to see the statue by reaching a height of 400 feet.
|City||Airport||Rail||Distance/Time (By Road)|
|Ahmedabad||Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport||Ahmedabad Railway Station||198 kilometre/3 Hours 30 Minutes|
|Vadodara||Vadodara International Airport||Vadodara Railway Station||91 kilometre/1 Hour 30 Minutes|
|Surat||Surat International Airport||Surat Railway Station||156 kilometre/3 Hours|
|Kevadia||-||Kevadia Railway Station||0 Kilometre/0 Minutes|
Gujarat is a state in western India, bordered by Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, and the Arabian Sea. Its capital city is Gandhinagar, and the largest city is Ahmedabad. Gujarat has a rich cultural heritage and is known for its historical monuments, temples, and handicrafts. The state has a well-developed industrial sector, with industries such as textiles, chemicals, and pharmaceuticals contributing significantly to the economy. Agriculture is also an essential source of livelihood for people in rural areas.
Named after the Narmada River, which flows through the district, Narmada is known for its scenic beauty, religious significance, and historical landmarks. It is home to several important pilgrimage sites, including the Omkareshwar Temple and the Maheshwar Fort.