Statue of Unity is made to honor the great leader, statesman and one of the most significant figures in the movement of Indian independence ‘Sardar Vallabbhai Patel’. It is located on an island on the Narmada River, facing Sardar Sarovar dam in Kevadia.
Taking an intimate look at the world’s tallest man-made structure
The Statue of Unity is actually one among the great structures made by humans visible from space. It is considered as the tallest statue on earth, surpassing China’s spring temple Buddha and many other significant structures.
Around 250 engineers and a noticeable number of workers were involved in constructing the statue. Approximately 5 lakh kilogram of iron and around 2 crore kilogram of cement is used to build it and the estimated expense is about 3,000 crore.
The height of the statue is 182 meters, matching the seat number in the Gujarat legislative assembly which is an unusual way to attract visitors. There is also a lake, spreading up to 12 kilometers and enhancing the overall beauty and elegance of the site.
A drive to the tourism of Gujarat
The massiveness of the statue has highlighted the existence of Gujarat on the world map and hopefully drags the attention of tourists from all over the globe, boosting significantly the tourism of Gujarat. Immediately after the opening, the number of visitors had crossed one lakh within 11 days.
It has rapidly become one amongst the major tourist hubs in India and is credited to be the most visited place in the Indian state of Gujarat. There are five separated zones of the statue and the public has access to three out of them and there is also a gallery and a museum for all.
The museum is designed to exhibit the achievements of the great leader Sardar Vallabbhai Patel. If you consider going a little higher, you can get the view of Narmada. Tickets for adults cost Rs.120 and for kids Rs. 60 For visiting the observation deck, you need to spend Rs.350 per head.
Inspiration and motivation
Besides the magnitude, one should also consider visiting the statue of unity for the spirit it reflects. The structure symbolizes the beliefs of Sardar Patel who is remembered and will always be remembered for his resilience and iron will, giving out a positive message to the visitors and to the world. It is a great initiative for celebrating India’s unity within the diversity, manifesting the solidarity and integrity of the country.
Getting the birds-eye view of the environs
Since you know that it is the tallest statue on earth, you probably feel excited capturing the outstanding views of its surroundings. It has the arrangement of high-speed elevators for taking you up to the viewing gallery which is at the height of its chest.
The viewing deck is capable of allowing 200 visitors at a time. Here, you are free to enjoy the scenic sights of Narmada River, soaking in the view of the Sardar Sarovar dam, Satpura and Vindhyachal hills. If you are a selfie lover, do not need to be upset because there is a separate zone for you.