Statue of Unity
This statue is of Sardar Vallabhai Patel. He is popularly referred to as the Iron Man of India. Post India’s independence in 1947, he played a pivotal role in bringing all the then-disjointed princely states into the Union of India. As a tribute to his towering personality, this statue is the tallest statue in the world, is rightly called the Statue of Unity.
The Statue of Unity is located right in the middle of the Narmada river flanked by the Satpura and the Vindhya mountain ranges. It was found that wind speeds could go up to roughly 130 km/hr. The succession effect of the wind at the back also had to be factored in. The air gap at the base, due to the walking posture also had to be considered. The statue is engineered to withstand wind speeds up to 180 km/hr, taking all these factors into consideration.
1.The structure of the Statue of Unity :
The Statue of Unity stands on the Sadhu hill in the middle of the Narmada River downstream to the Sardar Sarovar dam. A star-shaped base covers the hill. A long bridge connects this island hill to the mainland. An escalator will take you along the bridge to the base of the statue.The statue has two vertical cores. Each core house has high-speed elevator which is used by the visitors to reach the viewing gallery – the highest point of the Statue of Unity accessible to the general public. The vertical cores support the steel frames.
2.The visit to the Statue of Unity:
Statue of Unity is divided into three parts. The first is the base which is a plush museum with several audio-visual displays. These depict the life and struggles of Sardar Patel and are a perfect introduction to his personality. Visitors are unaware of the life of Sardar Patel can get a quick snapshot of who he was, and why this statue if a befitting tribute to this man. A 15-minute film based on his life keeps the young and old engaged. This museum is a good starting point to then move on to the higher levels of the statue.
At the second level, we have the feet of the statue is where the size of the Statue of Unity actually hits. You realise that you do not even reach the start of its feet. Just to get a sense of its height, let’s assume that the height of an average man is five and a half feet because of which you have to stretch your neck up to get a full view of the statue – but it makes for an interesting view of the statue – especially against the blue sky.
The third level is the chest level of the Statue of Unity which is the viewing gallery at 153 meters. It can accommodate 200 people at a time and has balconies all around. The front presents enchanting views of the Sardar Sarovar dam and the shimmering blue waters of the river Narmada. The robust hills of Satpura and Vindhya mountain ranges add to the towering feel of this spectacle.
3.Where to stay when you visit the Statue of Unity ?
A tent City has been constructed in the village of Kevadia, where the Statue of Unity actually stands. Similar to the stay arrangements at the White Rann of Kutch, this tent city is comfortable in the winters as well as summers. Food is also been taken care of within this tent city. After dinner, u can sit under the open skies and enjoy some cultural performances by the local tribes.
Or else you can stay at Ahmedabad or Vadodara and come to visit Statue of Unity by road it is just 3-4 hours journey by road and will travelling you can visit place in between…
4.What else is there to visit at the Statue of Unity venue?
•Helicopter & Boating Ride –
You can get an aerial view of the Statue of Unity with a 10-minute helicopter ride, tickets available on location, with the helicopter carrying 5-7 people at a time. You can also do 1 hour boat ride in the Narmada river. Tickets are available on location or can be booked in advance with us.
•Valley of Flowers –
A beautiful landscaped garden with the mighty Narmada river and the Statue of Unity in the background. Made to give a glimpse into local ecology, featuring hundreds of species of native flowers, shrubs, trees, bamboo, grasses and more.Also featuring many selfie points for all visitors to capture photos from the most scenic spots.
•River front Cycling –
Cycle along the Narmada river, across the picturesque Sardar Sarovar Dam service road network, past mountains, rivers, forests, waterfalls and more.Family friendly and suitable for all ages with multiple cycle available on rent. You can reserve your cycles in advance by booking from us.
•Sardar Sarovar Dam –
The Sardar Sarovar Dam is the world’s second largest concrete gravity dam, located on the mighty Narmada river near Statue of Unity. A must visit place for nature lovers, visit the Sardar Sarovar Dam view-points to be surrounded by a vast expanse of mountains and forests alongside calm Narmada river waters.With a few tea and snack shops in the vicinity who accept only cash, the Sardar Sarovar Dam viewpoints offers a great location for a sun-set picnic, before heading back to the Statue of Unity for the laser show at 7 pm.
Day1: Arrive at Ahmedabad or Vadodra railway station and you will be taken at the Statue of Unity. Once you reach the tent city proceed for lunch. After some relaxation visit Valley of Flowers, Sardar Sarovar Dam and then Statue of Unity with the lazer show. After which dinner will be served. Overnight in the tent city.
Day2: After Breakfast checkout from the tent city and you will be dropped at the Ahmedabad or Vadodra railway station by our local guide.
Depart home with happy memories
Day1: Arrive at Ahmedabad or Vadodra railway station and you will be taken at the Statue of Unity. Once you reach the tent city proceed for lunch. After some relaxation visit Valley of Flowers, Sardar Sarovar Dam and then Statue of Unity with the lazer show. After which dinner will be served. Overnight
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Day 2: If you are staying in the tent city then you can visit the Eco tourism, Nilkhabt Dham Temple at Poicha, Sahajanand University, Rath Yatra with Mandir darshan. Dinner and overnight in the hotel.
If you are staying at Ahmedabad or Vadodra then have a day tour of Ahmedabad inclusive of Sabarmati River Front, Sabarmati Ashram, Iskon Temple, Kankaria Lake, Montera Stadium, Sarkhej Raja, Sidi Syed Jail, Bhadra Fort. Dinner and overnight in the hotel.
Day3: After Breakfast checkout from the tent city or hotel and you will be dropped at the Ahmedabad or Vadodra railway station by our local guide.
Depart home with happy memories.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Q1. Which place will be better to stay?
A1. If you want to do any local sightseeing you can stay at Ahmedabad or Vadodra
If you just want to enjoy scenes of satue of Unity you can stay in the tent city.
Q2. How many nights are enough?
A2. Even if you stay at the tent city the nearest station or airport is Ahmedabad or Vadodra so a 2N stay is must but if you have less time then 1N will also help.
Q3. Is the tent safe?
A3. Yes it is very much safe.
Note: The cost of the packages depends on the type of itinerary you choose
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