Statue of Unity A Symbol of Iron Man of India 182Mts

Statue of Unity A Symbol of Iron Man of India 182Mts

About Statue of Unity 

With the opening of the Statue of Unity, dedicated to the ‘Iron Man of India’, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, India just made its entry into the club of the tallest statues in the world

Dedicated to one of India’s founding fathers, and the country’s first Deputy Prime Minister, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the Statue of Unity, stands tall atop Sadhu Bet Island on the Narmada facing the Sardar Sarovar Dam downstream in Kevadiya colony, about a 100 kilometres southeast of Vadodara.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled what is billed to be the world’s tallest statue at 182 metres, leaving China’s Spring Temple Buddha at 153 metre, a long way behind.

The project was handed over to Larsen & Tubro at a whopping 2,989 crore, who commenced construction on 31 October 2014.

The idea was to inaugurate the Sardar Patel statue on his 143rd birth anniversary, on 31 October 2018. And as promised, the project was wrapped up in a period of 42 months with no escalation on fuel, labour and material.

However, the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel statue was first announced at a press conference by Narendra Modi on 7 October 2010 to commemorate his 10th year running as Gujarat’s chief minister.

As a part of an outreach programme to support the project, the state had asked Indian farmers to donate their used farming equipment in order to amass iron needed for the statue of Sardar Patel.

Eventually, about 5000 tonnes of iron was believed to be collected, however, it wasn’t used for the statue as previously intended, and used instead in other work related to the construction of the structure.

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Statue Of Unity

Location: Statue of Unity Rd, Gujarat 393155, India

Operational Hours: 08:00Hrs to 18:00Hrs

The Statue of Unity is the world’s tallest statue with a height of 182 metres.

A huge exhibition hall covering an area of 4,647 square metres has been set up in the pedestal of the Statue of Unity.

The hall showcases the life of Sardar Patel, his contributions to the Freedom Movement against British rule and his role in the merger of princely states.

The Shoolpaneshwar Wildlife Sanctuary, the life and culture of the tribal people of Gujarat and the Sardar Sarovar Dam are also displayed through an Audio-Visual show.

The monument also boasts of a viewing gallery at 135m height at the chest of the statue with a capacity of 200 tourists at a given time.

A Light and Sound show using laser technology projected on the Statue of Unity takes place every evening except Monday.

The colourful laser lighting system is accompanied by an excellent narration of the history and life of Sardar Patel, his contribution to the Independence Movement and the unification of India as one nation.

Cactus Garden

Location: Statue of Unity Rd, Gujarat 393155, India

Operational Hours: 07:30Hrs to 20:30Hrs

The Cactus Garden is a unique botanical garden at the Statue of Unity site, created to exhibit a huge variety of Cacti, the true miracles of adaptation.

The thought behind the development of the cactus garden is to provide an experience of the desert ecosystem in the midst of a landmass well entrenched in an aquatic surroundings.

There are 30000 plants of 350 species spread across 20 acres of land. A grand architectural greenhouse – ecological habitat of nearly 400 national and international species of cacti and succulent plants.

These cacti and succulent species represent their origin in 17 countries of the world mainly from North & South America and African continents. Beautiful rockery showcasing distinct flora in its richness.

Ravishing landscape of colorful cacti and succulent plants. Educational and learning opportunity for students and enthusiasts to explore the nature’s wisdom.

Butterfly Garden

Location: Statue of Unity Rd, Gujarat 393155, India

Operational Hours: 07:30Hrs to 20:30Hrs

The Butterfly Garden at Valley of Flowers amidst the Vindhyas and Satpura ranges, along the banks of Narmada, makes it an attractive spot to appreciate the assortment of these flying jewels.

The garden harbours more than 80 species of butterflies. The garden will cover 6 acres of area with 150 species of plants and 38 species of butterflies.

The park is host to more than 150 species of larval host plants and nectar plants to attract variety of butterfly species.

Special care has been taken in the landscaping of the park to support the diversity of butterfly species.

Walk through this beautifully designed park to get close view of stunning butterflies. Explore different butterfly species that inhabit the garden, Identify the plant species and learn about their unique features, also observe the preferences of each species for its specific nectar plant and larval host plant, and one can look for the species gathering around the puddling area and certain sap/alkaloid producing plants.

Children Nutrition Park

Location: Statue of Unity Rd, Gujarat 393155, India

Operational Hours: 08:30Hrs to 18:30Hrs

Children Nutrition Park is the World’s first technologically driven theme park envisioned and conceptualized by Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi with the objective of inspiring children to eat healthy and understand the role of nutrition in their mental and physical growth.

Children Nutrition Park has made extensive use of technology for gaming and learning purposes.

It has a Toy Train ( Nutri Express) that runs through five stations, gaming zone and tunnel, entertaining the children while focusing on the theme of nutrition. The message of the Hon’ble Prime Minister to children is to eat healthy and nutrient food and become like “The Iron Man of India.”

Jungle Safari

Location: Statue of Unity Rd, Gujarat 393155, India

Operational Hours: 09:00Hrs to 18:00Hrs

The Jungle Safari covers 558,240 square metres on the right bank of the Narmada River, about 2 kilometre from the SoU.

The park will be home to more than 400 species of fauna, covering various biomes of Africa, Australia, Asia and America.

Visitors will also be able to spot India’s endangered species, which includes the magnificent big cats such as Asiatic lion, Royal Bengal Tiger and Leopard.

The safari route has been designed such that the visitors can view animal activities, spot reptiles and watch birds.

River Rafting

Location: Statue of Unity Rd, Gujarat 393155, India

Operational Hours: 08:00Hrs to 18:00Hrs

Time Slot(s): 08:30 AM – 09:00 AM, 09:30 AM – 10:00 AM, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM, 01:00 PM – 01:30 PM, 02:00 PM – 02:30 PM, 03:00 PM – 03:30 PM, 03:00 PM – 03:30 PM

River rafting is undoubtedly one of the most enthralling and physically demanding adventure sports in the world.

Narmada, the largest west flowing river in the country and the lifeline of millions has now ushered in the thrilling experience for the adventure enthusiasts who can now enjoy river rafting in 5 km. stretch with whirlpools, rapids and many turns which provide an exciting and unforgettable rafting experience for the first time in Gujarat.

Sardar Sarovar Dam

Location: Statue of Unity Rd, Gujarat 393155, India

Operational Hours: 08:00Hrs to 18:00Hrs

Sardar Sarovar Dam is one of the world’s largest concrete gravity dam which is 1.2 kms long and 163 mts hight from its deepest foundation level.

It has 30 radial gates weighing about 450 tonnes each.

Khalwani Eco Tourism

Location: Statue of Unity Rd, Gujarat 393155, India

Operational Hours: 07:30Hrs to 20:30Hrs

Khalwani Eco-Tourism is located near Sardar Sarovar Dam along the bank of a perennial stream fed by the waters released from the Godbole Gate.

For accommodation tents and tree house are available.

It has facilities like children play area, campfire zone, amphitheater, nursery, painting kits with herbal colours for children, nature education etc.

River rafting is one of the popular sport and a recreational activity in India. Steering through the unbridled water and passing through treacherous rapids, is something that every adventurer seeks.

River Rafting at Khalwani Eco-Tourism on the River Narmada provides an excellent opportunity to experience this utterly exhilarating water sport.

Visitors will also enjoy activities like river crossing, Burma Bridge, river rafting, tubing, rock climbing & rappelling.

Vishwa Van

Location: Statue of Unity Rd, Gujarat 393155, India

Operational Hours: 07:30Hrs to 20:30Hrs

Vishwa Van was conceptualized by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Shri Narenendra Modi, who after guiding the construction of Statue of Unity in 46 months, envisioned the integrated development of Kevadia on the theme of Unity in Biodiversity.

Vishwa Van (a Global Forest) is home to herbs, shrubs and trees native to all 7 continents signifying the underlying theme of ‘Unity in Diversity’ in context global context.

Vishwa Van symbolizes the life sustaining potion of forests in the context of all life forms in the planet.

Vishwa Van has an area of 2 hectares, situated between two bridges next to the Statue of Unity.

The wavy margins of the blocks representing continents are shaped to represent the outlines of continent’s map and are painted similar to the colours of the Olympic rings, specific for each continent.

Self-explanatory signage elucidating the concept and associated information about the flora have been positioned at appropriate locations.

Structures representing the traditional abodes of dwellers from remotest corners of the world have been erected here with a view to introducing visitors with their living.

Vishwa Van symbolizes miraculous role of forests for the existence of all life forms on earth. It harbors some of the most imperative and conspicuous trees of the world.

Zarvani Eco-Tourism & Adventure Zone

Location: Statue of Unity Rd, Gujarat 393155, India

Operational Hours: 07:30Hrs to 20:30Hrs

Zarvani, situated amidst the Satpuda mountain range, is a popular spot among tourists and nature lovers from Gujarat.

It flourishes to its full grandeur in monsoon when the waterfall attracts lots of tourists.

Zarvani village is situated near the Narmada dam in Narmada District and is a part of the Shoolpaneshwar Wildlife Sanctuary which has been declared as an Eco-tourism site. There is an Adventure Park near the falls for the thrill-seekers and some of the activities here includes – Climbing wall, Rappelling wall, Two way zip line, Free jump device.

Ekta Nursery

Location: Statue of Unity Rd, Gujarat 393155, India

Operational Hours: 07:30Hrs to 20:30Hrs

Ekta Nursery is a tourist destination, developed to spread awareness about eco-friendly practices. This nursery serves dual purposes of serving as education cum demonstration centre for tourists and providing employment to local people. Ekta Nursery focuses upon various traditional eco-friendly products with a live demonstration of their manufacturing/production process viz: Bamboo, Areca Leaf Plates, Organic Pot, Bonsai, Ceramic Pots, Tribal Life, Kadaknath, Apiculture, Tribal Tea etc. A Bonsai-making training and display area has been created with a view to exposing the visitors with the fascinating art of creating miniatures of the forest giants.

Sardar Sarovar Nauka Vihar (Boating)

Location: Statue of Unity Rd, Gujarat 393155, India

Operational Hours: 07:30Hrs to 18:00Hrs

Time Slot(s): 09:00 AM – 10:00 AM, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM, 12:00 PM – 01:00 PM, 02:00 PM – 03:00 PM, 03:30 PM – 04:00 PM, 05:00 PM – 06:00 PM

The Sardar Sarovar Dam is a gravity dam on the Narmada river near Navagam, Gujarat in India.

For Indian states, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharastra and Rajasthan, receive water and electricity supplied from the dam.

The foundation stone of the project was laid out by Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru on 5 April 1961.

Khalwani Couple Cycling

Location: Statue of Unity Rd, Gujarat 393155, India

Operational Hours: 07:30Hrs to 20:30Hrs

Time Slot(s): 08:00 AM – 10:00 AM, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 12:00 PM – 02:00 PM, 02:00 PM – 04:00 PM, 04:00 PM – 06:00 PM

Zip through hilly terrains and winding roads and experience aesthetic beauty of Vindhyachal & Satpuda on Two Wheels.

A cycling tour presents a unique way of discovering a region.

Take Kevadia for instance – this place offers all aspects of nature – from lush green mountain forests to invigorating rivulets, the region offers scenic beauty, exquisite flora and fauna and an oozing dose of culture.

And to explore all this on a cycle is a sure-shot ingredient for an unforgettable travel experience.

Zarvani Cycling

Location: Statue of Unity Rd, Gujarat 393155, India

Operational Hours: 08:00Hrs to 18:00Hrs

Time Slot(s): 08:00 AM – 11:00 AM, 03:00 PM – 06:00 PM

Zip through hilly terrains and winding roads and experience aesthetic beauty of Vindhyachal & Satpuda on Two Wheels.

A cycling tour presents a unique way of discovering a region. Take Kevadia for instance – this place offers all aspects of nature – from lush green mountain forests to invigorating rivulets, the region offers scenic beauty, exquisite flora and fauna and an oozing dose of culture.

And to explore all this on a cycle is a sure-shot ingredient for an unforgettable travel experience.

HOW TO REACH

Statue of Unity is easily accessible from a number of airports, railway stations and bus transportation hubs.

NEAREST AIRPORTS/RAILWAY STATIONS/BUS STANDS

CityAirportRailDistance/Time (By Road)
AhmedabadSardar Vallabhbhai Patel International AirportAhmedabad Railway Station198 kilometre/3 Hours 30 Minutes
VadodaraVadodara International AirportVadodara Railway Station91 kilometre/1 Hour 30 Minutes
SuratSurat International AirportSurat Railway Station156 kilometre/3 Hours

 

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