Located near the Narmada dam, the Statue of Unity has broken world records for being the tallest statue. Rightly named the Statue of Unity, the colossal structure that stands 597 feet tall reminds the nation and the world of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel’s unyielding dedication towards accomplishing a unified India.
Other things to do in proximity to the Statue of Unity
The Statue of Unity is not the only exciting thing in the area. Instead, the whole place buzzes with excitement. You can consider the option of staying in the gorgeous tent city, and enjoying all the attractions there. Statue of unity tents booking is a simple process; once you’re done with the booking, you get to stay at a luxurious tent, and check out all the following things to do:
1. Boating and helicopter ride- 2.5 km from Statue of Unity
Look at the Statue of Unity from a different view altogether! Get to ride a helicopter and witness a spectacular aerial view of the tallest statue in the world. The 10-minute ride can include five to seven people at a time. Enjoy the ride with your entire family and make everlasting memories.
2. Valley of flowers – 2.5 km from Statue of Unity
An entire valley dedicated to flowers blooming; it is one of the most breathtaking tourist spots. Situated right next to the mighty Narmada, the valley of flowers is spread across 17kms, and 250 hectares approximately. It is full with boats of more than a hundred different kinds of climbers, flowers, grasses and bamboo. Click as many selfies as you want at dedicated spots, with the Statue of Unity photobombing from the background.
3. Riverfront cycling – 2.5 km from Statue of Unity
Whether you’re a kid or an adult, cycling is an enjoyable activity for all. Book a cycle for two hours at a time, and cycle along the scenic pathway that goes along the Sardar Sarovar dam. Race the Narmada as it flows alongside you, and take in the picturesque mountains, waterfalls and forests. Electric cycles are also available. There’s an option to book cycling tickets in advance.
4. Sardar Patel zoological park – 2.5 km from Statue of Unity (Jungle Safari)
The Sardar Patel zoological park hosts the mesmerizing members of the big cats family, such as the royal Bengal tiger, leopards and the Asiatic lion. Get to witness the ambience of the park on a safari ride. Learn more about the 12 species of deer, giraffes, rhinos, antelopes, and around 170 species of fauna that belong to seventeen different nations.
5. Sardar Sarovar dam – 3.5 km from Statue of Unity
The dam holds the world record for being the second-largest concrete gravity dam. Situated on the Narmada river, it holds a record for being under construction for about 56 years. If you’re visiting the Statue of Unity, you must keep some time aside to visit the dam as well. The dam is nestled between expanses of greens and huge mountains.
6. Panchmuli lake – 5 km from Statue of Unity
The Panchmuli lake is a favourite among those who love nature. The Vindhya mountains cut through the lake’s peaceful stream to offer a stunning view to any onlooker.
7. Children Nutrition Park – 6 km from Statue of Unity
Nutrition Park strives to make healthy-eating an attractive prospect for today’s young generation. Kids are addicted to consuming junk food and the Park reinstates why healthy eating habits must never be ignored. With a confusing mirror maze, a fun-filled Nutri-train and other activities, the park is a hit with kids!
8. Cactus garden and butterfly Garden – 12 km from Statue of Unity
The cactus garden is one of a kind as it’s essentially an adorable garden made of more than 500 types of cacti, brought in from all over the globe. The butterfly garden inhabits around 40 species of butterflies.
9. Zarwani waterfall – 14 km from Statue of Unity
The Zarwani Waterfall bustles with tourists as they take dips in the clean waters and observe the aquatic life. A part of the Shoolpaneshwar Wildlife Sanctuary, the Zarwani Waterfall is in a secluded spot and provides much calm to those who visit.
10. Shoolpaneshwar wildLife sanctuary-105.4km from Statue of Unity
The sanctuary is vast in its expanse and is located to the south of the Narmada river. Covering 234.6 square miles, the sanctuary protects many endangered animals. It hosts sloths, crocodiles, leopards, deers, and so on.
11. Poicha-40.9 km from Statue of Unity
Visit the soothing Nilkanthdham Swaminarayan temple in Poicha and witness the positive effect nature has on your soul. Make sure to attend the enthralling evening aarti. Other temples like Iskcon temple, Shri Kalianraji temple and so on are also wonderful spots to visit.
The Statue of Unity is a must-visit tourist site, and so are all the listed places. Have the time of your life with your loved ones in Gujarat, and take back home some beautiful memories. Get your Statue of Unity tents booking today!