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STATUE OF UNITY

The ‘Statue of Unity’ (SOU) is dedicated to the Iron Man of India,Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel ,widely considered to be the architect of modern India.

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STATUE OF UNITY | THE WORLD’S TALLST STATUE AT 182 METERS

Statue of Unity

About Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

Sardar Vallabhbhai Jhaverbhai Patel  (31 October 1875 – 15 December 1950), popularly known as Sardar Patel (The Iron Man of India), was an Indian politician. He served as the first Deputy Prime Minister of India. He was an Indian barrister, a senior leader of the Indian National Congress and a founding father of the Republic of India who played a leading role in the country’s struggle for independence and guided its integration into a united, independent nation.In India and elsewhere, he was often called Sardar, meaning “chief” in HindiUrdu, and Persian. He acted as Home Minister during the political integration of India and the Indo-Pakistani War of 1947.

Patel was born in Nadiad and raised in the countryside of the state of Gujarat. He was a successful lawyer. He subsequently organised peasants from Kheda, Borsad, and Bardoli in Gujarat in non-violent civil disobedience against the British Raj, becoming one of the most influential leaders in Gujarat. He was appointed as the 49th President of Indian National Congress, organising the party for elections in 1934 and 1937 while promoting the Quit India Movement.(excerpts from Wikipedia)

HOW TO REACH STATUE OF UNITY

  • The Statue of Unity (The tallest statue in the world) is located 3.5 km from a small town of Gujrat India named as KEWADIYA.
  •  Most popular cities near Statue of Unity are Ahmedabad , Surat and Vadodara(Baroda) .
  • Distance from Ahmedabad to Statue of Unity is 200 KM. (How to reach Statue of Unity from Ahmedabad)
  • Distance from Vadodara to Statue of Unity is 90 KM.(How to reach Statue of Unity from Vadodara)
  • Distance from Surat to Statue of Unity is 150 KM.(How to reach Statue of Unity from Surat)
  • Vadodara is the nearest station to Statue of Unity.
  • Both Railway Station and Airport are available in Vadodara.
  • However visiotors can easily reach Statue of Unity from Ahmedabad and Surat as both cities have airports and railway station and  being within 2-3 hours driving distance from the Statue of Unity.
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How to reach Statue of Unity from Ahmedabad

  • Distance : 200 KM Approx
  • Transit Time : Aprrox 3-5 hours
  • Mode of transportation: Bus,Car,Train,Taxi
  • By Bus : Volvo Bus early morning from Ahmedabad Central Bus Station and return by same bus in the evening. Tickets are available online. https://gsrtc.in/site/
  • By Train : Take train to Rajpipla or Dabhoi. Hire taxi/rickshaw from there. 
  • By Taxi : Many Options available.

How to reach Statue of Unity from Vadodara 

  • Distance : 90 KM Approx
  • Transit Time : Aprrox 2 hours
  • Mode of transportation: Bus,Car,Train,Taxi
  • By Bus : Not Available
  • By Train : Not Available
  • By Taxi : Many Options available.

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Visiting Hours of Statue of Unity 

  • The Statue of Unity opens at 8:00 AM and closes at 6:00 PM from Tuesday to Sunday.
  • The Laser Light and Sound Show at Staue of Unity can be viewed from 7:30 PM onwards daily, except on Mondays.
  • The Statue of Unity is closed on Mondays for maintenance work.

What to Visit at Statue of Unity

  •  Visit to Statue of Unity, Exhibition Hall/ Museum and Wall of Unity
  •  Laser Light and Sound Show.
  • Tour of Valley of Flowers
  •  Tour of Sardar Sarovar Dam and its dykes
  • Boating

10 Key Facts about Statue of Unity

  • The Statue of Unity, celebrating the life of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the Iron Man of India, stands tall at 182 meters above the Narmada river. The height of the Statue of Unity is more than double the Statue of Liberty,,, which is 93 meters off the coast of New York City.
  • Narendra Modi first announced the project to Vallabhbhai Patel on 7 October 2013 At the time, the project was dubbed, “Gujarat’s tribute to the nation”.

10 Key facts about Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

Frequently Asked Questions – Statue of Unity

1. Where is Statue of Unity Located?

The Statue of Unity (The tallest statue in the world) is located 3.5 km from a small town of Gujrat India named as KEWADIYA.

2. How to reach Statue of Unity?

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3. What is the height of Statue of Unity the world's tallest statue?

182 metres
 The Statue of Unity is the world’s tallest statue at 182 metres (597 ft). It rises 54metres (177 ft) higher than the previous record holder, the Spring Temple Buddha in China’s Henan province.

4. What is the entry fee of Statue of Unity?

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5. Can we stay at Statue of Unity?

Yes, you can stay near SOU as there are many good hotels near Statue of Unity.

6. What is the best time to visit Statue of Unity?

The Statue of Unity opens at 8:00 AM and close at 6:00 PM from Tuesday to sunday.

The best time to visit Statue of Unity is around 3 – 4 PM so you can njoy he lighting show.