An engineering marvel, visible even from space, Statue of Unity stands strong at 182 meters next to Sardar Sarovar Dam between Satpura and Vindhyachal rangers in Narmada district. Though Statue of Unity is the main attraction, there are many other small activities and attractions to experience that will make your trip perfect.
Getting around at Statue of Unity
Shrestha Bharat Bhavan
Just opposite to parking area, Shrestha Bharat Bhavan is the first place you’ll encounter on entering the Statue of Unity premises. It is a 3-star hotel and bookings can be made online or on-spot.
Beside the parking area are bus-stop and ticketing counter. Bus service is available to explore the vicinity of Statue of Unity as private vehicles aren’t allowed beyond this point. Locker facility for small bags is available near to ticket-window.
The Statue of Unity
The Statue of Unity is an enlarged version of the statue of Sardar Patel in the Ahmedabad International Airport. The 240 meters (including 58m base) tall, built in record time of 5 years, is divided into 5 zones. The three zones accessible to public has Museum & Exhibition hall, memorial garden, a view point at Statue’s feet and a viewing gallery.
A light and sound show on Statue of Unity is held every evening between 7-8pm. It showcases life and contribution of Sardar Patel.
A Viewing gallery, on the chest of Statue of Unity, at a height of 135m provides panoramic view of Satpura and Vindhyachal ranges. The Sardar Sarovar Dam is also visible from the viewing gallery.
Carry a piece of cotton for use in elevators if you have sensitive ears.
Museum and Exhibition hall
The Museum and Exhibition hall is built in the 58m tall pedestal portion of the Statue of Unity. The museum has artifacts collected from different memorials and museums in the country.
Sardar Patel’s struggle and contribution to India’s independence, merger of princely states and culture of native tribal people is depicted in this museum.
Wall of Unity
A huge wall is built near the gate opposite to the parking. One India Great India is written in 28 languages symbolising the unity in diversity of one big India.
The words ‘Statue of Unity’ in huge font are written on the opposite bank of river Narmada.
Food Court & Souvenir shop
Eateries serving many cuisines at reasonable rates with indoor and outdoor is built near Wall of Unity. Sardar Sarovar Dam is can be seen closely while dining out. A Souvenir Shop next to the food court is a fitting place where you can buy something that makes your trip to the Statue of unity memorable.
Valley of flowers
You’ll have to hop on a bus to reach the valley of flowers. Built beautifully on the bank of river Narmada, entry to valley of flowers is included in the Statue of Unity ticket.
Helicopter and Boat ride
A 1-hour boat ride in Narmada river can be experienced in upstream of dam for Rupee 290 per person.
Also, an arial view of Narmada river, Statue of Unity, Sardar Sarovar Dam and Satpura and Vindhyachal ranges can be enjoyed in 10 minutes helicopter ride for Rupee 2900 per person.