Statue of Unity is a memorial to honour the efforts of “Iron man of India,” Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. He was one of India’s founding fathers and the first deputy Prime Minister of India. The site is a major tourist attraction as it is the tallest statue in the world.
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The Statue of Unity was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s 143rd birthday on October 31, 2018. The height of the statue is 182 meters to match the 182 members in the Gujarat Legislative assembly. The Statue of Unity is equipped to withstand winds of 130 kilometres as it is built with about 5700 metric ton of structural steel and reinforcement bars of 18500 metric ton.
Location of Statue of Unity
The statue is located in the Kevadiya colony, facing the Sardar Sarovar Dam in the Narmada district of Gujarat, India. The world’s tallest statue is not only a mere tourist attraction but a memorial of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s contribution to a consolidated Indian republic. It is 25 km away from the nearest city of Rajpipla, in the Narmada district.
How to reach Statue of Unity via bus or car:
One of the ways to reach the site via bus or car rental for the Statue of Unity is to drive on State Highway 11 and 63. You will arrive at the Kevadia town in Narmada district, which is only 3.5km away from the statue. Work is in progress to connect the statue site with a highway. For now, you need to take a bridge from the mainland or a ferry ride to get to the statue at Sadhu Bet island.
Major cities and their distance from the statue:
- Ahmedabad = 200 Km
- Vadodara =100 Km
- Surat = 160 Km
- Mumbai = 450 Km
How to reach Statue of Unity from the nearest railway stations:
Kevadia has the nearest railway station. Once you get down, you can simply book a car rental for the Statue of Unity.
Some other nearby railway stations are:
- Kevadia – Kevadia railway station
- Vadodara – Vadodara Railway Station
- Ahmedabad – Ahmedabad Junction
How to reach Statue of Unity from the nearest airport:
The nearest airport is Vadodara airport, which is situated 90km from the site. You can easily book a car rental for the Statue of Unity at minimal prices.
Other nearby airports are:
- Baroda (Vadodara) – Vadodara Airport
- Ahmedabad – Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport
Book best tents for accommodation
When you rent a tent while visiting the Statue of Unity, you can enjoy the best of both worlds; the natural beauty of the river Narmada and the Vindhyachal and Satpura mountain range. You can delve into the grandiose of the majestic beauty of the statue and many more attractions around when you are well rested at Unity Tent Resort.
Several categories like the premium cottage, royal cottage/ villa or a presidential villa are available for tourists wanting to stay in a tent. They are so in demand that you won’t be able to make on the spot registration. Therefore, it is advised you make a booking before embarking on your journey. You can simply book your stay through online booking and avail their Statue of Unity online car rental services.
Statue of Unity opens for visitors at 9 am and closes at 5 pm. You can book the tickets to enter and experience the Statue of Unity on its official website by selecting your preferred date and time. You can also buy them directly at the site. This majestic structure is a symbol of India’s unity and history. Visiting them while staying in a luxurious tent is an experience of a lifetime.