10 Best Places to Visit Near Statue of Unity for a Weekend Getaway

Planning a trip to Gujarat? Then, you must be visiting the tallest Statue in the world, the Statue of Unity, right? Here is the list of the topmost places to visit near this figurine-

Let us Acquaint you First to Tallest Statue In The World – Statue of Unity

The iron man of India- Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel’s statue, also known by the name Statue of unity, was inaugurated by Prime Minister of India Mr. Narendra Modi on 31 October 2018, on the eve of 143rd birth anniversary of Sardar patel. Statue of unity is now declared as the world’s tallest statue. This bronze statue is truly an engineering marvel.

The monument stands near the Narmada Dam, in the middle of Narmada River, approximately 3.2km at the Sadhu Bet. Statue of Unity is also considered as one of the finest places to visit near Ahmedabad. Tourists from Ahmedabad visits this place during weekend often and spends quality time over there.

Places to Visit Near Statue of Unity

Brief information about Statue of Unity:

Height of base- 58 meter

Statue of Unity height – 182 meter (597 ft.)

Total height- 240 meters

Statue of Unity Cost – 3050 crores

Time for completion: 33 months

The Statue of Unity: Ticket Price and Timings

Timings to Visit Statue of Unity:

The Statue of Unity is open for all days in between 8 AM to 6 PM except Monday.

How to Book Tickets for Statue of Unity?

Tickets can be booked via official website of it. i.e www.soutickets.in or you can book it on the spot.

How much is the Entry Tickets for Statue of Unity?

Entry Ticket:
  • There is Free Entry for the children having age of 0-3 years.
  • Rs 60 is the ticket cost for the children having age of 3-15 years.
  • Rs 120  is the ticket cost for Adults(per person). This includes visit of Valley of Flowers, Sardar Sarovar Dam and Sardar Patel Memorial Museum and Audio-visual Gallery.
  • 30 would be additionally charged per person for bus transportation service.
Observation Deck View Fees:
  • There is Free Entry for the children having age of 0-3 years.
  • Rs 200 is the ticket cost for the children having age of 3-15 years.
  • Rs 300 is the ticket cost for Adults(per person). This includes visit of Observation Deck, Valley of Flowers, Sardar Sarovar Dam and Sardar Patel Memorial Museum and Audio-visual Gallery.
  • 30 would be additionally charged per person for bus transportation service.

Spots to See, Once You Reach the Vicinity of the Statue of Unity-

Before we jump into the list of places to visit near statue of unity, here is the list of places worth seeing at the sardar patel statue.

  • The sardar vallabhbhai patel statue – itself
  • Viewing gallery – To view the Sardar Sarover Dam, it’s reservoir and the tall mountain ranges.
  • Valley of flowers – To appreciate more than 100 varieties of plants.
  • Wall of Unity – Made from the mud collected from the lakhs of the villagers from their farms, across the country.
  • Selfie point – For all the selfie lovers, with the mesmerizing surroundings.
  • Laser Light & Sound Show – In case you are interested to view a digital, visual representation of the story behind Sardar Patel and making of the statue.
  • Museum and audio-visual gallery – To appreciate the works of Sardar Patel towards his country.
  • Bridge – It connects the island to the mainland
  • Other attractions include – 3star hotel for the tourists, shopping center, research center and tent city.
  • Since you might have not come all the way just to witness this tall figurine all alone, you might be having a few more days or at least a few extra hours of the same day in hand. So, thinking of utilizing this time optimally by exploring the nearby places too?  Let us help! Let us help! Here is the list of places which can be combined with the visit to the statue of unity while you are around the statue.

Places to Visit Near Statue of Unity

#1 Jungle Safari Park

Image by narmadatentcity.info

Located just 2 km away from the Statue of Unity, this is the perfect place to visit with your family. It has more than 1500 Birds and Animals and almost a total of 62 species of them. These species include fauna from Africa, Asia, Australia, and America. This park also has India’s largest ‘Walkway bird dome’ through which you can see numerous birds.  There is an entry fee, which is ₹ 125 for kids and ₹ 200 for adults. It will be started for trial basis from 18th February 2020 and with the help of public reviews, further improvements will be done.

#2 Sardar Sarovar Dam

Sardar Sarovar Dam

Situated 3.8kms from the Statue of unity; it is a gravity dam on the Narmada river, that supplies four Indian states, i.e. Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharastra 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.

Sardar Sarovar Dam Nearby places includes

Bharuch – the oldest city of Gujarat with archaeological and mythological importance

The Zarwani Eco Campsite – for wildlife lovers

Samot -Malsamot Eco Campsite along with The Vishal Khadi Eco Campsite and the bathing ghats of Chandod and Garudeshwar, the Jain temples of Jagadia, the Dabhoi Fort and the waterfalls makes it an attractive place in itself.

Kabirwad – is famous for its huge Banyan tree and Kabir Temple.

The Ratanmahal Sloth Bear Sanctuary – home to sloth bears, leopards, the palm civet, the Indian civet, four-horned antelope, langurs, etc.

Rajpipla – known for the Rajvant Palace

Sagai – Malsamot Eco Campsite – for camping

The Shoolpaneshwar Wildlife Sanctuary – to see sombre rocks, gentle streams, pervading greenery, tall canopy, deep valleys and waterfalls. You can enjoy all of this near the Vindhyan and Satpuran ranges.

Chandod – famous for Kashivishwanath Mahadev Temple

 #3 Poicha

Nilkanth-Dham-Swaminarayan-Temple-poicha

After travelling for nearly 39kms from the sardar patel statue, you can reach this beautiful place called poicha, which has many tourists spots nearby like- Nilkanthdham Swaminarayan temple, Kuber bhandari shiva temple, Nilkanthdham, swaminarayan temple, shruti mandir ashram, shri kalianraiji mandir, sayaji baug, mahatma Gandhi nagar gruh, iskcon temple, ajwa garden etc. Surely one of the best places to visit near statue of unity.

#4 Zarwani Waterfalls 

Zarwani Waterfalls

It is at 14.4kms from the statue of unity. Zarwani Waterfalls provide you an opportunity to trek, picnic, and indulge in wildlife photography. You can a refreshing experience here and it is even very close to the sardar patel statue.

#5 Shoolpaneshwar Wild Life Sanctuary 

Shoolpaneshwar wild life Sanctuary

situated just 105kms from the statue of unity, spreading over an area of 607.70 sq km, this sanctuary harbors sloth bear, leopard, Rhesus macaque, Chausinga, Barking deer, Pangolin, Herpetofauna, migratory birds, flying squirrels etc. It is one of the best-forested areas of Gujarat and Rajpipla trees dominate the sanctuary. For adventure lovers, this is surely one of the top places to visit near statue of unity.

#6 Shoolpaneshwar Mahadev Temple

6 kms from the Statue of Unity is this beautiful Mahadev temple. Besides offering prayers in the temple, there are lot more things to be done nearby, like trekking, hiking, sightseeing along the banks of the river and even exploring wildlife in the nearby Shoolpaneshwar Wild Life Sanctuary.

 #7 Ninai Waterfalls

Ninai Waterfalls Gujarat

can be reached travelling 101kms from the statue of unity. This 30+ feet waterfall is located in Dediapada and gives picturesque location to the visitots. It gives the sight of Dediapada’s beautiful forest ranges besides Shoolpaneshwar wildlife sanctuary.

#8 Vishal Khadi Eco Campsite

7kms from the statue of unity, this campsite is surrounded by Karjan forest area, Dediyapada forest area and 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.

#9 Valley of Flowers

just at a distance of 2.4kms from the statue of unity is this wonderful Valley of Flowers, that contains over 100 variety of flowers, climbers, bamboos and colourful grasses. The valley also has two beautiful lakes. Other attractions include natural treks like Reva Trek, Sadhu Trek, Vainkutth Baba Trek, Sardar Trek, and Ashwasthama Trek and Adventure Park, Garden of Five Senses, Selfie with Statue, Sardar garden etc.

#10 Dediapada

Last but not the least on our list of best places to visit near statue of unity is Dediapada. It can be reached after travelling for 64.6kms from the statue of unity. This district has variety of flora and fauna and gives excellent trekking and camping options to attract the tourists. Some of the places contained within the district are- Shoolpaneshwar Wildlife Sanctuary, Ninai Waterfall, Sagai Eco Camp Site, Mal-Samot, Chuliya hanuman temple, Devghat falls, Vadgam lake and many more.

Wrapping It Up

So now, since you are at Gujarat, don’t forget to visit Rani Ki Vav, Patan; Gir National Park, Junagarh;  Dwarkadhish Temple; White Desert – Great Rann of Kutch; Somnath Temple; Polo Monument and Vijaynagar Forest; Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park, Gujarat; Sabarmati Ashram, Ahmedabad; Marine National Park, Jamnagar; Saputara; Dholavira; Lothal; Palitana Jain Temple, Bhavnagar; Sun Temple, Modhera; Akshardham Temple, Gandhinagar; Laxmi Vilas Palace, Vadodara; Shri Arasuri Ambaji Mata Temple, Ambaji, Banaskantha; Pols of Ahmedabad; Wild Ass Sanctuary, Little Rann of Kutch, Velavadar Blackbuck National Park, Velavadar, Bhavnagar; Vijay Vilas Palace , Mandvi; Uparkot Fort, Junagadh; Junagadh Buddhist Cave Groups; Adalaj Vav / Adalaj Stepwell, Ahmedabad; Great Indian Bustard Sanctuary, Kutch.

Now, you definitely have enough reasons to visit here!! So, pack your bags and get soaked in the beauty of Gujarat.

7 thoughts on “10 Best Places to Visit Near Statue of Unity for a Weekend Getaway

  1. Very nice coverage .
    Please let us know phone number of travel agents who can do hotel booking and arrange a tempo traveller for 16 persons

    1. Suresh Ji,

      Currently we are not having information about Gujarat tourism official bus services to visit places around Statue of unity. But we are having information about few private tour operators who can arrange the same. Let us know

  2. We would like to visit Sardar Sarovar and Statue of Unity and 100 kms vicinity any worth visiting places and would like to stay for 3 nights and 4 days. We need 2 separate rooms with B/F and dinner. We are looking for Cheap/moderate accommodation. Wish to visit after 2019 Diwali. Can you send us the literary
    Your quote with Cost to include 1.Site seeing with dedicated vehicle. 2. Cheap neat & Clean Rooms with photographs or names of the hotel. You may please send the details to me by e-mail.

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