10 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! 

Here are 9 places you can also visit near Statue of Unity 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.

Boating & Helicopter Ride - 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 available on location for Rs. 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.

Also available is a 1-hour boat ride in the Narmada river for Rs. 290 per person. Tickets are available on location or can be booked in advance on the Statue of Unity tickets website. 

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.

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

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

Sardar Patel Zoological Park and Safari - 2.5 km from Statue of Unity

Spread over 550,000 square meters the Sardar Patel Zoological Park and Safari is home to magnificent big cats including an Asiatic Lion, a Royal Bengal tiger, and Leopards.

Also home to twelve species of deer, antelopes, giraffes, zebras, rhinos, bison, other exotic animals, and 170 species of fauna from 17 countries covering the various biomes of Africa, Australia, Asia, and America.

Sardar Sarovar Dam - 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 who 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.

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!

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!

A must-visit if you’re visiting the Statue of Unity with young kids. The Children Nutrition park is open from 10 am to 6 pm Tuesday to Friday, and from 9 am to 9 pm on Saturday and Sunday. 

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. 

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 Rs. 400 per car and Rs. 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. 

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 Rs. 1,000 per person. 

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