Statue of Unity (Sardar Patel Statue)

The Statue of Unity is the world's tallest statue located in Gujarat which was inaugurated on 31 October 2018 by Shri. Narendra Modi.

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The nearest airport is Vadodara Airport, which is approximately 90 km away.

By Train

The nearest railway station to the Statue of Unity is Ekta Nagar Railway Station, which is approximately 12 km away.

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Kevadia is well-connected by road. You can reach Kevadia by bus or hire a taxi from nearby cities like Vadodara, Ahmedabad, Surat, or Rajkot.

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Statue of Unity (Sardar Patel Statue), Statue of Unity, Gujarat

The Statue of Unity India's most popular statue which is dedicated to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and considered as world's tallest statue with a height of 182 meters (597 ft). The statue was integrated on Sardar Patel's 143rd birth anniversary to tribute his work to unite India after independence.

The Statue of Unity has become a significant landmark and a major tourist attraction in India, drawing visitors from across the globe. It serves as a powerful symbol of national pride, fostering a sense of unity and patriotism among Indians. The site's popularity has not only elevated Gujarat's tourism sector but also contributed to India's position on the global tourism map.

Introduction

The mighty, gigantic, world’s tallest statue is the figurine of the greatest Indian leader Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel. This Statue of Unity is a tribute to the Iron Man of India on his 143rd birth anniversary. It depicts India’s first home minister in a traditional dhoti and shawl standing up high with a marching posture with deep gratitude and elegance.

This archaeological marvel, Statue of Unity stands on the river island known as Sadhu Bet, facing the Narmada Dam in the Gujarat state of India. The project of the Sardar Patel Statue of Unity was started on 31st October 2014 and was completed in mid-October 2018. It was inaugurated by Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi on 31st October 2018 in the remembrance of the great leader.

Construction & Comparison with the other Taller Statues in the World

The Statue of Unity is constructed with steel framing, and reinforced cement concrete and has bronze cladding. It took nearly Three thousand workers to complete this project. A renowned company named Larsen and Toubro took the charge of constructing this mighty structure. It cost nearly 3050 crores to complete the structure where tonnes of raw materials were required for its construction.

The statue stands upright in the 58-meter-long base and the height of the statue is 182 meters. Thus making the total height of 240 meters including the base. The statue can withstand wind velocity up to 60m/s, vibrations, and earthquakes.

World's Tallest Statue vs Statue of Unity Heights in Meter:

This Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel statue is now the tallest statue in the world, measuring 182 meters, leaving behind the Spring Temple Buddha Statue -153m, Ushiku Daibutsu - 120m, Statue of Liberty- 93m, The Motherland Calls- 87m and Christ of Redeemer- 38m; in 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th position respectively.

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  • Statue of Unity – 182 meters
  • Spring Temple Buddha Statue -153 meters
  • Ushiku Daibutsu Statue in Japan – 120 M
  • Statue of Liberty – 93 m
  • The Motherland Calls- 85 m
  • Christ of Redeemer- 38 m

“Statue of Unity Movement” was started, which aimed in collecting irons and mud from the farmers nationwide, as a donation of their used farming instruments, for constructing this statue; as Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel always worked for the betterment and upliftment of the farmers.

Why is it known as the “Statue of Unity”?

After the Independence of India in 1947, it got very difficult to unite all the 562 Indian provinces as one nation, as there was much diversity amongst them. The Father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi, requested Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel to take charge of the home ministry of India and unite the provinces to transform India into one big nation.

Sardar Patel ji, by his intelligence and dedication, united the country once again and thus his statue got its name “The Statue of Unity”.

Troubleshooting While Construction

As the Gold glows in heat… This marvel statue of Sardar Patel too had to face many criticisms while construction on various grounds like finance, wastage of land, political criticism, etc., by various groups of people. But overcoming all those hurdles, it finally made its way to the platform.

What more to see near Statue of Unity?

The statue of unity stands on the small island at the banks of river Narmada with the alluring view of Satpura and Vindhya mountain ranges at the background. Here are few tourist attractions which are worth visiting during your tour to Statue of Unity.

The statue – The gigantic Statue of Unity is a wonder in itself and is worth seeing. Each leg of the statue has 2 lifts which can carry 26 people to the top in just about 30 seconds.

Viewing gallery – At 135 meter height, inside the statue, is situated the viewing gallery. As the name indicates, it gives a wonderful view of the Sardar Sarover Dam, it’s reservoir and the tall mountain ranges. This gallery has the capacity to accommodate 200 guests at a time.

Valley of flowers – This flower garden is situated in the front of the statue. It is spreaded in 250 acres of land. It has more than 100 varieties of plants. Thus making the view near the statue more pleasing and full of life.

Wall of unity– It is made from the mud collected from the lakhs of the villagers from their farms, across the country.

Selfie point– It is constructed keeping in mind the passion of all the selfie lovers, which gives a good view of the statue and its beautiful surroundings.

Laser light and sound show– this show for the audience, highlights the works of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel in the unification of India as a nation.

Museum and audio-visual gallery– Dedicated to appreciate the works of Sardar Patel towards his country.

Bridge – it connects the island harboring the statue, to the mainland. It can be bypassed by opting to go by boat.

Other attractions– 3-star hotel for the tourists, shopping center, research center, and tent city at Sardar Patel statue complex.

How to reach and ticket price to witness this graceful figurine?

Ahmedabad to Statue of Unity route is very well maintained and can be reached within 3 hours 45 minutes via Vadodara.

You can also take an alternative route via Champaner to explore Pavagadh-Champaner archeological park, which is the UNESCO World Heritage Site and a must-visit place around.

Statue of Unity Timings  – It can be visited any day of the week from 9 am to 6 pm except Monday.

Ticket Booking and Price to visit the Statue of Unity – it can be booked either on a spot or online via the official website (soutickets.in). Here is the brief about ticket prices to visit the Statue of Unity.

Observation Deck View:

  • Children below 3 years of age get a free entry.
  • Children between 3-15 years of age are charged ₹200
  • Adults are charged ₹350 per person for viewing observation deck, valley of flowers, Sardar Patel memorial museum and audio- visual gallery, Statue of Unity site and Sardar Sarovar Dam.
  • Additional ₹30 will be charged per person for bus transportation service

Ticket Prices of Nearby Places:

DescriptionAdultChildren     
Statue of Unity Viewing Gallery    380       230
Jungle Safari280125
Pets Zone5025
RiverFront Cycling250--
River Rafting 10001000
Children’s Nutrition Park200125
Sardar Sarovar Boating400 
Ekta Nursery5030
Cactus & Butterfly Garden6040
Ekta Cruise413207

Ticket Booking Online:

Visitors can book tickets online at Statueofunityonline.

Final Words:

The Statue of Unity will not only remind the people about the contribution of this great man to unite this nation but will also inspire the people in terms of academic, historical, national and spiritual values for ages.

Long live such Great leaders… Long live their efforts…!!

Best time to visit Statue of Unity (Sardar Patel Statue):
January,February,March,April,May,June,September,October,November,December
Activities at Statue of Unity (Sardar Patel Statue):
Cultural Heritage, Adventure Park

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