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Thinking of Visiting the Statue of Unity? Here’s What You Should Know:

So, we have listed the statue of unity and 10 best places to visit near the world’s tallest statue.

Key information about the statue of unity

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Interesting facts about the statue of unity

Statue of unity height

The main purpose of the statue of unity is to dedicate our iron man Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, who served our nation as the first Home Minister of Independent India. It is about 182 meters. This statue is 29 meters taller than china’s spring temple Buddha statue and almost double to the statue of liberty in the U.S.(93 meters).

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This project was first announced in 2010 and its construction was started in 2013 by Larsen Toubro with a total construction cost of Rupees 2,989 Crore (Rupees 29.89 billion; US$ 437 million). It was designed by Indian sculptor Ram Vanji Suthar. It was completed on 22nd October 2018 and was inaugurated by Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi on 31st October 2018 on the 143rd birthday of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel is always said that:

“No distinctions of caste and

Creed should hamper us.

All are the sons and daughters

of India. We should all love

Our country and build our

Destiny on mutual love and help.”

Location, Timing, and Entry fee of the statue of unity:

Location of the statue of unity

The statue of unity is located in the state of Gujarat, India. It is the tallest statue in the world with a height of 182 meters. It is located on the Narmada River in the Kevadiya colony, facing the Sardar Sarovar Dam and that is 100 kilometers (62mi) from southeast of the city of Vadodara and 150 kilometers (93mi) from the Surat.

Timing to visit statue of unity

The statue of unity is open for six days in a week and is closed for tourists on every Monday due to maintenance work. The entry timing of the monument starts at 9 am and closes at 5 pm.

Entry fee of the statue of unity:

Visitor typeEntry ticketObservation deck view
AdultINR 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)FreeFree

The former includes the Valley of flowers- the stretch leading to the Patel with over more than 100 varieties of flowers, memorial, museum, audiovisual gallery, the statue of unity (SOU) site, and Sardar Sarovar dam.

How to reach statue of unity from New Delhi?

The nearest landmark of this statue is the Sardar Sarovar Dam ( Narmada Dam) and to reach there, first, you need to reach Kevadia in the Narmada district and from there the statue is only 3.5km. 

The nearest airport & railway station is located in Vadodara. You can either hire a cab or public buses to reach the statue of unity from Vadodara.

You can reach there by Bus or Taxi. The nearest bus station is Kevadiya. And taxis from Baroda to the Statue of Unity will be 105 km. Local Transport from Vadodara to Kevadiya in a taxi would cost you around 3000/- INR.

Vadodara airport is about 90 kilometers away from the site. From the airport, you can hire a cab or use state transport to get to the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel statue.

Reach from New Delhi Via Road: There is no direct bus that is connected to Delhi & Vadodara. So trains & Flights are good options to reach there. The only option to reach the statue of unity via road is the cab, bus, or taxi at Vadodara.

Vehicle TypeModelFare
HATCHBACKIndica, Swift or similar*Rs 23,626
SEDANDzire, Etios or similar*Rs 24,978
SUVXylo, Ertiga or similar*Rs 33,149

Reach from New Delhi Via Train: Vadodara is very well connected from Delhi via Train & it is 90km away from the statue of unity. 

There are six daily trains that are operating between these two stations.

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Reach from New Delhi Via Air:  Though we used a train if money is not a thing to cause an issue, then the best route from New Delhi would be to catch flights like Indigo & Air India connected to Vadodara. 

The distance of Statue of Unity from nearby places:

Best Time to Visit The Statue Of Unity:

The best time to explore these destinations is in the months of March, April, May, October, and November. I visited in the month of March. There are so many local and tourist spots, which can be explored nearby the statue of unity. 

Local attractions nearby the statue can be visited at any time of day. Sightseeing in the Kevadia- Narmada will take half a day or one day, but to see all the traveler spots you need to stay at least for 2 days to 3 days. 

From my experience, get to the statue as early as possible, with 3 pm being the latest advisable. If you are on an express entry ticket, however, you may find visiting onwards better, as it gives you sufficient time to explore the monument and nearby attractions in time for the laser show at 7 pm.

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Accommodation facilities nearest to the statue of unity:

Accommodation facilities have been developed for tourists for their better experiences. It is known as Tent City. It is located beneath the shadow of the statue of unity. Tent city consists of tents that are luxurious and well-appointed with all amenities, cafeteria & conference are built in the adjacent statue of unity. It is offering a close to nature experience with hills, lakes, wooded areas, and pollution-free. For a better experience of tourists, there are 250 tents built in the wide-open area. It was an unforgettable experience of a quiet night under the stars on the banks of Narmada. The complete site is eco-friendly and the facility is powered by solar energy. 

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Is food/camera allowed or available at the statue of unity?

Away 200m from the statue of unity that is a security check you might not be carrying food etc. But before security check-in outside you can carry food etc due to some cleaning circumstances. But cameras are allowed at the statue of unity. 

10 Best Places visit near the statue of unity:

  1. Sardar Sarovar dam. 
  2. Zarwani Waterfalls.
  3. Valley of Flowers.
  4. Poicha.
  5. ShoolPaneshwar Wildlife Sanctuary.
  6. ShoolPaneshwar Mahadev Temple.
  7. Ninai Waterfalls.
  8. Vishal Khadi Eco Campsite.
  9. Jungle Safari Park.
  10. Kabirvad.

10 BEST PLACES TO VISIT NEAR STATUE OF UNITY: A Brief description:

Sardar Sarovar Dam:

places around statue of unity
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Sardar Sarovar Dam is located 3.8kms away from the Statue of Unity, it is a gravity dam on the Narmada river that supplies Indian Four states Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, and Rajasthan. Regarded as one of the largest dams in the world it is a good place for outdoor activities like hiking, sighting birds and crocodiles, and exploring the mountain ranges. This dam has 23 gates.

Zarwani Waterfalls:

places near to the statue of unity

Zarwani waterfalls are 14.4km away from the statue of unity. These Waterfalls give opportunities to trek, picnic, and wildlife photography.   

Valley of Flowers:

Valley of flowers is just at a distance of 2.4kms away from the statue of unity. The valley of flowers contains over more than 100 varieties of flowers, climbers, colorful glasses, and bamboo. The valley also has two lakes. Other attractions like a trek, a selfie with the statue, the Garden of five senses, and Sardar garden.

Poicha: 

places nearest to the statue of unity

After traveling for nearly 39kms from the statue of unity, you reach this beautiful place called Poicha, which has many tourist spots and temples like Iskcon Temple, Kuber Bhandari shiva temple, etc. Surely it is one of the best places to visit near the statue of unity. 

ShoolPaneshwar Wildlife Sanctuary:

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It is situated 105kms away from the statue of unity, spreading over an area of 607.70 sq km. This sanctuary has bears, leopards, chausinga, Barking deer, migratory birds, flying squirrels etc. For adventure lovers, it is one of the best adventure spots near the statue of unity. 

ShoolPaneshwar Mahadev Temple:

This beautiful temple is 6km away from the statue of unity. Besides offering prayers in the temple. There are so many things to do like trekking, hiking, etc. There are so many visitors visiting this temple every year. 

 Ninai Waterfalls:

Waterfalls near to statue of unity

This waterfall is situated in Dediapada taluka of Narmada District and is 100km away from the statue of unity. This waterfall is nearly 30 feet high which makes it sought after tourist attraction in Narmada. 

Vishal Khadi Eco Campsite:

This campsite is 7km away from the statue of unity. This campsite is surrounded by the Karjan forest area, dediapada forest area, and the Dang forest area. Other nearby attractions include the Fort of Dabhoi, the bathing ghats of Chandod and Garudeshwar on the river Narmada, the Jain temples of Jagadia, and the waterfalls.

water falls near to statue of unity

Jungle Safari Park:

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The jungle safari park is situated 2km away from the statue of unity. This is a perfect place to visit with your family. In this park, there are 1500 birds and animals and almost 62 species of them. These species include fauna from Africa, Australia, America, and Asia. 

The entry fee for kids is Rupees125 and for adults 200.

Kabirvad:

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This place is a little far away from the statue of unity. It is about 60km away from the statue of unity, but if you have time and are willing to take driving for a couple of hours so don’t miss this place. It is one of the oldest and largest trees in Asia which is surrounded by 3km of area. 

Interesting facts about the statue of unity:

Now we don’t need to visit some other country to see the tallest statue in the world as we have a statue of unity. So make a plan to visit this place and also other surroundings places as well. We hope this list helps you with the best places to visit near the statue of unity.

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-by RAJAN SHARMA

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