10 Best Places to Visit Near Statue of Unity [Tourist Attraction Guide]

Published By: Jignesh Gohel on April 17, 2024

Are you planning a trip to the Statue of Unity? If yes then, we have prepared a list of places to visit near the Statue of Unity that you can cover during the trip. Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel’s statue, also known by the name Statue of unity, was inaugurated by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on 31 October 2018, on the eve of the 143rd birth anniversary of Sardar Patel. The 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. Before we start covering places to visit, let me briefly share information about Statue of Unity.

Brief Information about Statue of Unity

Places to Visit Near Statue of Unity

Height of base – 58 meters

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

Total height – 240 meters

Statue of Unity Cost – 3050 crores

Time for completion – 33 months


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 – or android / iOS mobile applications. You can book it on the spot but I strongly recommend you book your ticket in advance to avoid last minute rush.

  • There is Free Entry for the children having age of 0-3 years.
  • Rs 90 is the ticket cost for the children having age of 3-15 years.
  • Rs 150  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 and bus service.

Observation Deck View Fees (SoU viewing Gallery ticket)

  • There is Free Entry for the children having age of 0-3 years.
  • Rs 230 is the ticket cost for the children having age of 3-15 years.
  • Rs 380 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 and bus services.

Trains to Reach Statue Of Unity (Kevadia)

Kevadiya railway station is the nearest railway station to reach the statue of unity. On 17th January 2021, Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off 8 trains from the different regions of the country to reach Kevadia. It makes it easier for the tourist to reach the Statue of Unity and nearby places. These 8 regions include Ahmedabad, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh‘s Pratapgarh, and Madhya Pradesh’s Rewa.

Among all these trains Jan Shatabdi Express which is on Ahmedabad to Kevadiya route has a vistadome tourist coach where travelers can enjoy an amazing view of the skyline. Below is the list of trains to reach Statue of Unity by train.

Train NumberTrain NameTrain RouteDeparture Time
Arrival TimeFrequency
09247/48Jan Shatabdi ExpressAhmedabad to Kevadia7:55 am 10;40 amDaily
09103/04 Mahamana ExpressVaranasi to Kevadia5:25 am9:15 pmWeekly
02927/28DDR KDCY SF SPL Dadar Kevadia Express11:50 pm7:25 amDaily
09145/46NZM KDCY SF SPLNizamuddin to Kevadia1:25 pm3:20 amTwice in a Week
09105/06REWA KDCY SF SPLRewa to Kevadia8:55 pm5:40 pmonce in a week
09119/20MAS KDCY SF SPLChennai to Kevadia10:50 pm3:00 amWeekly
09107/08MEMU trainPratapnagar to Kevadia3:35 pm5:00 pmDaily
09109/10MEMU trainKevadia to Pratapnagar9:40 am11:00 pmDaily

Note: Above data is taken from IRCTC. It may change in the future. You can also get detailed information about ticket prices and different coaches of trains on IRCTC.

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 – 3 star hotel for the tourists, shopping center, research center and tent city.

Places to Visit Near Statue of Unity

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! Here is the list of places to visit near statue of unity.

1. Jungle Safari Park

Jungle Safari Park

It is also known as Sardar Patel Zoological Park which is 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


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, shruti mandir ashram, Kuber bhandari shiva temple, Nilkanthdham, swaminarayan temple, 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 the following places.

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.


Is there any historical significance to explore nearby?

Yes, the ancient city of Pavagadh with its Kalika Mata Temple and Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park offers rich historical experiences.

Are there any wildlife sanctuaries nearby for nature enthusiasts?

Yes, Shoolpaneshwar Wildlife Sanctuary is a haven for wildlife lovers, showcasing diverse flora and fauna.

Are there any accommodations available near these attractions?

Yes, there are hotels, resorts, and guesthouses catering to various budgets near the Statue of Unity.

Are there any adventurous activities around the Statue of Unity?

Yes, you can enjoy river rafting and trekking in the Shoolpaneshwar Wildlife Sanctuary.

What time is the laser show in SOU?

The laser show at the Statue of Unity typically starts at 7:30 PM in the evening.

Which temples are near the Statue of Unity?

Two notable temples near the Statue of Unity are the Shoolpaneshwar Temple and the Kabirvad Temple, both offering spiritual experiences amidst scenic surroundings.

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16 thoughts on “10 Best Places to Visit Near Statue of Unity [Tourist Attraction Guide]

  1. Virender

    May 17, 2024 at 10:21 pm

    Are there paying guest(PG) facilities at SOU Ektanagar or nearby for long staying tourists ?

    1. TheIndia

      May 22, 2024 at 5:36 pm

      Thanks so much for your comment. Many options for PG available including hotels, resorts with swimming pools, homestays, tent city, etc.

  2. Anita A Halgali

    October 31, 2022 at 1:10 pm

    Can we get a cab for 8 people from Ankleshwar to statue of Unity and for nearby places.
    From 2nd November to 6th November.

  3. Virendra Patil

    January 2, 2022 at 9:33 pm

    1. Apart from government free bus, is there any other mode of transportation (e.g. Auto Rikshaw, taxi etc.) available at Kevadiya station area?
    2. Can you pls provide contact details of local tour operator who can provide cab for 1 day sightseeing around Statue of Unity?


    October 29, 2021 at 10:35 am

    Coming from Surat, we would like to visit Statue of Unity, Poicha & Shoolpaneshwar Wildlife Sanctuary. Will you please suggest which place to go first and last in order? Thanks.

  5. Sagar

    September 5, 2021 at 10:42 am

    Is there any additional facilities for handicapped children in statue of unity.

    1. TheIndia

      September 7, 2021 at 12:01 pm

      Hello Sagarbhai,

      When I visited Statue of Unity before Covid Lockdown with my father, there was a facility of wheelchair which we used at that time. I am sure the same facility is still available at Statue of Unity.

  6. Hastimal Maheshwari

    November 19, 2019 at 1:27 pm

    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. TheIndia

      November 22, 2019 at 12:27 pm

      Thank you and shared the details about tour operator who can help you to arrange Statue of unity package.

      1. shishir sanphui

        February 7, 2021 at 6:07 pm

        please tour package cost

      2. Savan Fultariya

        July 24, 2021 at 2:01 pm

        Thank you and shared the details about tour operator who can help you to arrange Statue of unity package

  7. Shriprasad

    October 8, 2019 at 10:40 pm

    Very good narration of sight seeing around statue of unity. Very useful for first timers visiting this area.

  8. Suresh Sehjpal

    October 1, 2019 at 2:16 pm

    Is there any bus service provided by Gujarat Tourism for visiting some of these places of tourist interest?

    1. TheIndia

      November 22, 2019 at 12:31 pm

      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

      1. Nirmal

        January 6, 2020 at 7:11 pm

        We would like to visit statue of unity in Feb 6&7. Flying from Delhi.Can you arrange a car for us for 2 days

  9. G G Tonape

    September 16, 2019 at 3:02 pm

    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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