Designed as a memorial to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the Statue of Unity is open to tourists from 9 am. Located in Gujarat’s Narmada district, the world’s tallest statue (about 600 feet), is just 3.5 km away from Kevadia town and about 200 km from Ahmedabad. For Gujarat tourism, which already has the Great Rann of Kutch and the Gandhi circuit as big attractions, the Statue of Unity is on its way to being added to the list.
Attractions of Statue of Unity:
A visitor can take a lift installed inside the statue which runs at a speed of 4 metres per second to reach a viewers’ gallery, close to the chest of the statue, at a height of 135 metres.
A museum and exhibition hall have also been built inside the giant structure, depicting the life and times of India’s ‘Iron Man’.
There is also a 17-km-long Valley of Flowers and a Tent City. A guest house, ‘Sreshtha Bharat Bhavan’, has also been built where tourists can stay.
For those who want to click photographs, the complex also has a separate selfie point from where you get a good view of the statue and its surroundings. There is also a museum and audio-visual gallery.
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