How to Make Your Visit to Statue of Unity Wholesome

  • By Rishi Kamra
  • September 17 2019


The Statue of Unity in Kevadiya district near Vadodara, Gujarat, has made the state a centre of attraction in no time. With a 182-metre height, the statue is now the world’s tallest statue leaving Statue of Liberty behind in the race. While there are many features that make the statue a must-visit, something that leaves everyone amazed is that it can be seen even from space. 

Constructed in honour of India’s foremost home minister Sardar Vallabhai Patel, the mammoth statue has become one of the greatest tourist destinations in India for its well-developed vicinity. While the statue is a wonder itself, the entire location is developed as a fully functional tourist spot with many attractions such as: 

Valley of Flowers – The Valley of Flowers near the statue is a perfect spot for nature lovers since it’s bursting with vibrant colours and fragrance. The valley also has a selfie vantage point with a picture-perfect backdrop.

River Narmada Since the statue is located on the banks of river Narmada, it makes for a perfect and peaceful getaway location. Moreover, adventure lovers can soon enjoy the exhilarating water sports like river rafting.

The Cactus Garden – The destination also boasts an 836-square-metre botanical garden created to showcase more than 500 species of Cacti. 

Museum The destination also features a state-of-the-art museum with an audio-visual gallery to help you learn in detail about the history of India.

Some Interesting Facts

Statue of Unity is double the height of Statue of Liberty which is 93 metres tall.

It is four times the height of the popular Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro which is 38 metres tall.

The statue has a viewing gallery at 153 metres which can accommodate 200 people at a time.

The statue has 2 reinforced cement concrete (RCC) towers with two lifts each which carry 26 people to the top in less than a minute.

How to Reach the Statue of Unity

All 3 nearest cities have Airports and railway facilities with Ahmedabad at a distance of 198 Km, Vadodara at a distance of 91 Km, and Surat at a distance of 156 Km. 

You can take the highways 6 and 11 to reach the location if you’re travelling by road. 

Statue of Unity via Vadodara

The most feasible way to reach the Statue of Unity is travelling via Vadodara since it is just a 1.5-hour drive from the destination. Moreover, there are a lot of places to visit in Vadodara if you’re expecting a fun-filled yet peaceful holiday. Of the many tourist places in Vadodara, here are a few that you just shouldn’t miss:

●      Lukshmi Vilas Palace

●      Sayaji Baug

●      Poicha

●      Pavagadh

●      Baroda Museum and Picture Gallery

For a comfortable stay, you can book one of the many luxurious yet affordable hotels in Vadodara.

Grand Mercure Vadodara Surya Palace

One of the best hotels in Vadodara, Grand Mercure Vadodara Surya Palace is the flagship property of the Accor Group of Hotels. Just 0.9 Km from the railway station and 6.9 Km from the airport, this luxury hotel in Vadodara offers unmatched comfort and hospitality.

Why Surya Palace, Vadodara? 

Grand Mercure Vadodara Surya Palace boasts premium and luxury suites with stunning amenities including an on-property wine shop, wellness centre, fitness centre, swimming pool, in-house restaurant, in-house patisserie, etc. to help you unwind. The hotel promises you the most convenient holiday where you can enjoy your trip to the Statue of Unity without any hassle.

Simply book a stay with the Statue of Unity package and the hotel staff will take care of every little detail from commute to food.

If you’re visiting the Statue of Unity, stay a day or two in Vadodara and experience the vibrant culture of the city. Calm surroundings, the beauty of nature and historical marvels in Vadodara will leave you in awe. 

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To see pictures of

1 Lakshmi Vilas Palace Baroda

2 Sri Aurobindo Ashram Baroda

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