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Posted by : Ashutosh Mishra November 16, 2018
Statue of Unity- The man who united India
The Statue of Unity is a statue of Indian respected political leader and founding father, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel 1875–1950 in the state of Gujarat, India. The Statue of Unity is the world's tallest statue with a height of 182 metres (597 ft). It is located on the river Island facing the Sardar Sarovar Dam on the river Narmada in Kevadiya, 100 Km of the city of Vadodara,Gujarat.
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The Statue of Unity and its surroundings occupy more than 2 hectares (4.9 acres),and are surrounded by a 12 km long artificial lake. It was built by Larsen & Toubro, who received the contract for ₹2,989 crore for the design,construction and maintenance in October 2014. The construction was started on October 2014 and completed in October 2018. It was designed by Indian sculptor Ram V. Sutar, and was dedicated by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 31 October 2018, the 143rd anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel birth.
Ticket Charges Statue of Unity ?
The entry is free for children below the age of 3, while it is Rs 350 per head for everyone else.
It includes entry to the observation deck, valley of flowers, the Sardar Patel memorial, museum and audio-visual gallery, the Statue of Unity site and the Sardar Sarovar dam.
So there is a cheaper option as well that will cost you Rs 120 and Rs 60 for children below the age of 15.
It includes a basic entry ticket to the valley of flowers, the Sardar Patel memorial, museum and audio-visual gallery, the Statue of Unity site and the dam.
Since 1 November 2018, when the statue opened for the public, around 1.28 lakh tourists visited the memorial. (11 November 2018 Sunday) and sees a record of 27000 visitors in one day.
How to reach The Statue of Unity ?
By Road :- The nearest city to the statue of unity are Vadodara and Ankleshwar
- From Vadodara - approx 100 km one side distance.
- From Ankleshwar - approx 90 km one side distance.
Which is 100 km approx.
By Train :- The nearest railway station is chhota Udepur which is 85 km approx. fromStatue of Unity. Other railway station is Vadodara which is around approx. 100 km away from here.
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