Known as the ‘Ironman’ of India, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was instrumental in India’s independence struggle, and then for the integration of over 500 princely states into the Union of India.
Kutch to Kohima, Kargil, or Kanyakumari - if we can travel freely today across the beautiful and bountiful lands of India, it is because of Sardar Patel.
Are you looking to visit the Statue of Unity? From tickets to food, nearby sightseeing, and more - be sure to read these 10 tips to maximize your visit to the Statue of Unity!
Tips include visit timings and duration, cost of tickets, what time is best to get there, must-visit places around the monument, and more.
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The Statue of Unity is located 90 km from Vadodara, 150 km from Surat, and 200 km from Ahmedabad.
The nearest railway station and airport to the Statue of Unity are both located in Vadodara. However one can easily visit the Statue of Unity from Ahmedabad and Surat, with both cities having railway stations, airports, and being within 2-4 hours driving distance from the Statue of Unity.
You can get an aerial view of the Statue of Unity with a 10-minute helicopter ride, tickets available on location for Rs. 2,900 per person, with the helicopter carrying 5-7 people at a time.
A beautifully landscaped garden with blooming flowers, the mighty Narmada river on one side, the Statue of Unity in the background, surrounded by mountains and multiple selfie points.
Cycle along the Narmada river, across the picturesque Sardar Sarovar Dam service road network, past mountains, rivers, forests, waterfalls, and more. Solo, Couple, and electric cycles available on hire.
Costing nearly ₹3,000 crore / USD $40-45 Million / Euro €35-40 Million.
Took 5 years to Make, starting in 2013 and completed in 2018.
Built by over 250 engineers and 3,400 workers.
Using 70,000 tonnes of cement, 18,500 tonnes of steel bars, 6,000 tonnes of structural steel, and 1,700 tonnes of bronze.
Designed by Padma Bhushan-winning sculptor Ram V Sutar, who has designed over 50 monuments.
Twice the size of the Statue of Liberty, and 40% taller than Spring Temple Buddha.
The height of the statue was fixed as ‘182’ meters to match the total democratic assembly constituencies in the state of Gujarat.
The base of the statue is constructed with over 129 tonnes of scrap iron, donated by nearly 100 million farmers from across India.