Welcome to Statue of Unity tent
Statue of Unity is the statue of the most celebrated freedom fighter of India, Sardar Vallabhai Patel. He was well-known as the Ironman of India for his strong determination and willpower. His statue has been rightly named as the Statue of Unity as he was the most significant person who had been behind the unification of all the princely states into a single nation. Further, this statue symbolizes the unity and integrity of the nation irrespective of its diversity.
The statue is situated on the Sadhu island which faces the Sardar Sarovar Dam on River Narmada in the state of Gujarat. It can be reached from the city of Ahmedabad which is just 200 km away from the statue. But the statue can be accessed only through the boats. This arrangement had been made intentionally to evade the effects of vehicular traffic.
With the height of about 182 m, it claims the status of being the world’s tallest statue. Its height is almost twice the height of the Statue of Liberty. It had become very famous within a few days of its inauguration and attracted a considerable number of tourists from all over the world. This statue can be considered as something special for one another reason. It can withstand not only the wind speed even up to 60m/s but also the vibrations of the earthquakes.
Statue of Unity
The design of this marvelous statue was done by the famous sculptor Ram. V. Sutar. His design was given life by Larsen & Toubro who won the contract in October 2014. Though the construction of the statue was immediately commenced, it took nearly four years to complete the work. The materials used for its construction such as steel frames, bronze coating are of the best quality. Our Honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated this architectural wonder on 31st October 2018 which was the 143rd birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhai Patel.
The Statue also houses a museum and audiovisual department. Through this, the various events associated with the life of this wonderful leader had been portrayed. The tribal culture of the state is also depicted along with this. In addition to these, there is also a research center which has been opened mainly to carry out the research and development activities on various subjects like good governance. Therefore, this statue can be considered as a matter of pride for every Indian.
Sardar Sarovar Dam
Looking at its enormous size, the tourists would be filled with awe and wonder. Apart from being educational, visiting this statue is fun too. There is a large public plaza where we can find a lot of food stalls providing the best local foods, an array of gift shops etc. The people coming here will also get the wonderful opportunity to the Narmada Tent City which offers the best accommodation facility with the delicious food. Tourists can also have a beautiful view of the Sardar Sarovar Dam which is also named after the great leader.
So, every one of us should visit this statue at least once in the lifetime to pay our tributes to the Bismarck of India, Sardar Vallabhai Patel.
How To Reach
Statue of Unity Tent City
Vadodara is the nearest city to reach Statue of Unity, at a distance of 95km. The cultural city of Gujarat is well-connected with all major cities of India with Road, Rail and Air connectivity.
Distance by Road from Statue of Unity
- Vadodara to Statue of Unity: 95km (2 Hour 30 Minute)
- Ahmedabad to Statue of Unity: 200km (4 Hour)
- Surat to Statue of Unity: 154km (3 Hour 30 Minute)
- Rajpipla Palace to Statue of Unity: 28km (48 Minute)
- Zarwani Dam or Eco Camp Site to Statue of Unity: 18km (40 Minute)
- Surpaneshwar Temple to Statue of Unity: 8km (16 Minute)