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Statue of Unity

The Statue of Unity is an iconic monument dedicated to Indian independence movement leader Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The 182-meter statue of the Iron Man of India was unveiled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the nation on 31st October 2018. This day marked the 143rd birth anniversary of Sardar Patel.

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
Statue of Unity

The Statue of Unity is located on the river island called Sadhu Bet facing the Narmada Dam near Rajpipla in Gujarat. Designed by Indian sculptor Ram V. Sutar, the statue is conceived as a naturalistic depiction of Sardar Patel in characteristic garb in a walking pose.

Architectural Marvel Of Its Kind

The project was handed to Larsen & Toubro in October 2014 and was completed in just 33 months. Built at a cost of Rs 2,989 crore, it required 22,500 Mton of cement, 5,700 Mton of structural steel, and 18,500 Mton of reinforcement to build this larger than a life-sized statue to honor first Deputy Prime Minister of India.

At present, the 182-meter Statue of Unity is the world's tallest statue. It is 23 metre taller than China's Spring Temple Buddha statue and almost double the height of the Statue of Liberty (93 metre tall) in US. The statue is expecting a daily footfall of around 15,000 tourists.

The statue can withstand wind velocity up to 60 metres a second, vibration and earthquake.

Points Of Attraction

Located near Sardar Sarovar Dam, the complex will have an Observation Deck view, Valley of Flower, Memorial, Museum & Audio Visual Gallery, SOU site.

The viewing gallery which will accommodate up to 200 visitors at a time. It will offer an expansive view of the dam and environs.

A 128 room, 3-star hotel facility with food service, guest amenities, and conference facilities is being built next to the statue which is expected to attract tourists to the region.

Location and Entry Fee

Address: Sardar Sarovar Dam, Kevadiya Village, Narmada, Gujarat

Entry Ticket
Child (3 to 15 Yrs): Rs.60/-
Adult: Rs.120/-
Bus Charges: Rs.30/-
Website: http://www.statueofunity.in/

Payment Gateway Charges
1) No Charges for booking ticket via Net Banking or Debit Card
2) 1% + GST on Total Amount will be charged for booking via Credit Card

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