17 Places to Visit Near Statue of Unity

For All Age and Interest Groups


While visiting the Statue of Unity is the main event, there are many other smaller activities nearby to make your trip complete!

From boating and helicopter rides to river rafting, riverside cycling, picnics, and more - there’s something for everyone near the Statue of Unity.

1. Helicopter Ride at Statue of Unity

2.5 km from Statue of Unity

You can get an aerial view of the Statue of Unity with a 10-minute helicopter ride.

Tickets are available on location for ₹2,900 per person, with the helicopter carrying 5-7 people at a time.

The helicopter ride is available from 9:30 am to 1 hour before sunset on all days except Mondays.

2. Boating Ride at Statue of Unity

2.5 km from Statue of Unity

Also available is a 45 minutes boat ride in the Narmada river for ₹413 per person, with the Statue of Unity in the backdrop.

Tickets are available on location or can be booked in advance on the Statue of Unity tickets website.

3. Valley of Flowers

2.5 km from Statue of Unity

A beautifully landscaped garden with the mighty Narmada river and the Statue of Unity in the background.

Entry to the Valley of Flowers is included in all Statue of Unity tickets. 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. One can easily spend an hour or more at the Valley of Flowers near the Statue of Unity.

4. Riverfront Cycling

2.5 km from Statue of Unity

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 cycles available for rent. Including kids cycles or solo adult cycles for ₹250 for 2 hours, tandem two-people cycles for ₹400 for 2 hours, and electric cycles for ₹400 for 2 hours.

You can reserve your cycles in advance by booking online on the Statue of Unity tickets website.

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5. Sardar Patel Zoological Park and Jungle Safari

2.5 km from Statue of Unity

Spread over 375 acres, the Sardar Patel Zoological Park and Safari is home to magnificent big cats including an Asiatic Lion, a Royal Bengal tiger, a Black Panther, and Leopards.

Also home to twelve species of deer, antelopes, giraffes, zebras, rhinos, bison, wildebeest, onyx, as well as other exotic animals including alpacas, llamas, a wallaby, and a baby hippo!

Living amongst 186 species of fauna from 17 countries covering the various biomes of Africa, Australia, Asia, and America.

With tickets priced at ₹200 for Adults and ₹125 for Children, one can easily spend 2-4 hours at the Sardar Patel Zoological Park and Safari!

6. Geodesic Aviary Domes

2.5 km from Statue of Unity

Also a part of the Statue of Unity Jungle Safari Complex are two Geodesic Aviary Domes, housing over 1,000 of the most beautiful birds from India and across the World.

Considered to be the world’s largest geodesic domes for aviary, you can see the most colourful birds from India like the Red Jungle Fowl, Partridge, Pelican, Ibis, Parrots, and more.

As well as exotic birds like the Macaw, Cockatoo, Black Swan, Grey Parrot, Cape Crowned Crane and more from the jungles of South America, Africa, South East Asia, Australia, and other parts of the World.

7. Pet Zone at Statue of Unity

2.5 km from Statue of Unity

If you want your kids to meet Macaws, Cockatoos, Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, Persian Cats, Turkeys, Geese, Miniature Ponies, Sheep, Goats, and More - the Pet Zone is for you!

With tickets priced at ₹50 for Adults and ₹25 for Children, one can easily spend up to 1 hour at the Statue of Unity Pets Zone.

8. Unity Glow Garden

2.5 km from Statue of Unity

Once the sun goes down, the Statue of Unity Glow Garden comes alive!

Perfect to visit after the 7 pm Projection Mapping Show, get ready to be transported to a land of magical lights and light-based art installations at the Statue of Unity Glow Garden.

With tickets priced at ₹100 for Adults, ₹50 for Children, and ₹500 for International Tourists. The Unity Glow Garden is a perfect spot to end your visit to the Statue of Unity, especially if you’re with kids, or would like to complete your Statue of Unity selfie collection!

9. Dino Trail at Statue of Unity

2.5 km from Statue of Unity

Meet a replica of the Rajasaurus Narmadensis, the original inhabitant of the Narmada Valley before the time of humans.

Measuring over 75 feet in length, and 25 feet in height, the replica is about 3 times the estimated size of the original dinosaur.

Don’t miss a visit to Dino Park for a priceless selfie with this magnificent prehistoric giant!

10. Sardar Sarovar Dam View Points

3.5 km from Statue of Unity

The Sardar Sarovar Dam is the world’s second-largest concrete gravity dam, located on the mighty Narmada river near the Statue of Unity.

Taking 56 years to complete, the Sardar Sarovar Dam provides electricity, drinking, and irrigation water to four states in India including Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Rajasthan.

Access to Sardar Sarovar Dam Viewpoints is included in all Statue of Unity tickets. A must-visit place for nature lovers, visit the Sardar Sarovar Dam viewpoints 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 that accept only cash, the Sardar Sarovar Dam viewpoints offer a great location for a sun-set picnic, before heading back to the Statue of Unity for the laser show at 7 pm.

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11. Panchmuli Lake

5 km from Statue of Unity

In addition to the Sardar Sarovar Dam viewpoints, visit the Panchmuli Lake to connect with nature.

The Panchmuli lake features calm waters flanked by the jagged Vindhya mountains range, offering a picturesque and serene experience to all visitors.

Drive up and park your car on the road or visit any of the nature resorts and hotels in the lake’s vicinity. Though beware, the lake is said to have over 250 crocodiles!

12. Children Nutrition Park

6 km from Statue of Unity

While junk food may be the new norm for kids - the Children’s Nutrition Park offers a fresh take on healthy eating habits for growing children.

Play interactive games, try not getting lost in the mirror laze, hop on board the Nutri-train, and lots more!

With tickets priced at ₹200 for adults and ₹125 for Children, the Children's Nutrition Park is open from 10 am to 6 pm Tuesday to Friday, and from 9 am to 9 pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

13. Ekta Mall and Food Court

6 km from Statue of Unity

If you’d like to purchase handloom and handicraft products from the different states of India, all available under a single roof - Ekta Mall is for you!

Spread across two floors and 35,000 square feet, visit the Ekta Mall to discover over 20 shoppable exhibits from across the length and breadth of India, including Garvi Gurjari, Purbashree, Kairali, Mrugnayani, Pumpuhar, Gangotri, Kaveri, and more.

Also don't forget to try the Ekta Food court, offering the best of both international and Indian cuisines!

14. Arogya Van or Herbal Garden

7 km from Statue of Unity

Spread across 17 acres, Arogya Van or Herbal Garden houses over 500,000 ancient medicinal plants across 380 species.

Made to raise awareness about natural plants and plant products in the holistic wellness of human beings, along with Yoga, Ayurveda, and Meditation.

With tickets priced at ₹30 for Adults and ₹20 for Children, visit Arogya Van to discover the Garden of Colours, Aroma Garden, Yoga Garden, Alba Garden, Leutea Garden, the ‘Aushadh Manav’ art installation with medical plants, and lots more!

15. Cactus Garden and Butterfly Garden

12 km from Statue of Unity

If you think Cacti can’t be cute - you’re in for a surprise!

Drive your car to the Cactus Garden to observe over 500 species of Cactus and Succulent plants from across the World, with a few you can also take home.

Also, next door is the Butterfly Garden featuring 38 species of butterflies. Planted in a way to best attract native butterfly species, giving them a protected habitat to thrive.

With tickets priced at ₹60 for Adults and ₹30 for Children, a visit to the Cactus and Butterfly Garden can easily take 2-3 hours of your day.

16. Zarwani Waterfall

14 km from Statue of Unity

Let the raw elements of nature surround you as you walk through water and reach the Zarwani Waterfall.

Take a dip in the flowing waters or simply absorb the calmness and serenity around with the small fishes in the pool.

Located within the Shulpaneshwar Wildlife Sanctuary, away from the maddening crowds. You’ll need your vehicle to get here, with an entry fee of ₹400 per car and ₹270 per bike.

Zarwani Waterfalls are open from 9 am to 5 pm daily, so it’s suggested to visit them before visiting the Statue of Unity. You should also carry slippers to walk in the water with if not an additional pair of clothes.

17. River Rafting at Khalwani

27 km from Statue of Unity

A first of its kind in the Western Region, take a group raft or kayak solo down a 5 km stretch on the Khalwani river.

With a steady fast-paced water flow, test your skills as you navigate the river’s current, rapids, rocks, turns, and more.

Open 365 days of the year from 8 am to 3:30 pm, with tickets available on location or online on the Statue of Unity ticket booking website for ₹1,000 per person.

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