Statue of unity

Location: Sardar Sarovar Dam, Statue of Unity Rd, Kevadia, Gujarat 393155, India

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Statue of Unity
World Largest Statue

If you are planning to visit India’s historical places and if you have a desire to see statues of Heroic people of India then Statue of Unity will be your right choice. We are here to give all the information regarding ‘Statue of Unity’.

Why is it named the Statue of Unity?

The statue is built on the name of Iron Man Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. He was the person to unite 562 princely states to forge the Republic of India. That is why it is named the Statue of Unity.

Who is Vallabhbhai Patel?

He is known as Sardar Patel, one of the most prominent politicians and the first Home Minister of independent India. He played a vital role in the struggle for independence along with uniting the 562 princely states. Also, he took part in various movements and fought for his country. For his noble deeds, He was entitled to the ‘Iron Man of India’.

Where is the Statue of Unity located?

It is located on the Narmada River in the Kevadiya colony, facing the Sardar Sarovar Dam 100 kilometers (62 mi) southeast of the city of Vadodara and 150 kilometers (93 mi) from Surat.

How is the Statue of Unity constructed?

The statue contains a vast amount of materials it took  2,500,000 cubic feet of concrete, 5,700 tons of steel structure, and 18,500 tons of steel rods. Along with those materials, the whole statue is covered by 12000 bronze panels. Thousand of workers effort of India and few hundreds from China built today’s World Largest Statue The Statue of Unity.

Architecture of Statue of Unity
Architecture of Statue of Unity

Why do people visit the Statue of Unity?

The statue is the largest among all the statues in the world. Its height doubles the height of the Statue of Liberty. It symbolizes the Iron Man of India who was one of the most prominent leaders of all independent movements. The place gathers the history of Unity of the 562 princely states of India. The statue is the pride of their country. The visitors usually attracted to get eagles eye view from the height of 400 feet sitting in the gallery and the could also enjoy a chilling ride through the chest of the statue by high-speed elevators

Besides the Statue of Unity, one can also travel a few amazing places located near the spot 

  1. Valley of Flowers 
  2. Narmada main canal gate [Narmada is the 5th longest river in India]
  3. Sardar Sarovar Dam  [is the second-largest concrete gravity dam in the world.]

and many more. So one should not miss the opportunity to visit the World Largest Statue.

Is the Statue of Unity a safe place to visit?

The place is a tourist-friendly place with many facilities. Thousands of visitors pay a visit to the statue daily. The Government of India ensures the security of the travellers so there are no issues regarding the safety of visitors.

For any security purposes call +91 2640 220 041 to connect Rajpipla Town police station.

What is the time of visiting?

It opens at 8:00 AM

Closes at 6:00 PM

Visitors can visit from Tuesday to Sunday.

How does it cost for an entry ticket?

Entry tickets to the Statue of Unity cost ₹ 120 for adults and ₹ 60 for kids. 

This ticket will give the entry to the valley of flower, memorial, museum and audio-visual gallery, the Statue of Unity site, and the Sardar Sarovar Dam.

For Gallery and the fast-elevator ride, it will cost  ₹ 350 for adults and ₹ 200 for kids.

How to get an entry ticket?

The tickets can be booked both online and offline, the tickets last for 2 hours only.

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How to reach:

The nearest airport and railway station to the Statue of Unity is Vadodara and the closest bus stand in Kevadia.

Railway Station: Vadodara Railway Junction

Airport: Vadodara Airport

Bus Station: Kevadia bust stop

From those stations, it takes a few minutes to reach the statue of Unity by autos or rickshaws.

We wish you all the very best for your journey.
Happy Travelling.

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