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4 Best Things to Do at The Statue of Unity Tent City and Explore The Memorable Places

Oct 17, 2020 | Attraction & Activities

Planning a small trip to the statue of unity? Well, it is an excellent idea to spend your holidays, but you must know what else you can do besides visiting the statue to add more fun and excitement. There are certain significant activities that you must consider to make your trip complete.

Dive into the adventure at Statue of Unity

Helicopter Ride

Would you like to have an aerial view of the world’s tallest man-made structure? Take the helicopter ride for 10 minutes and enjoy the most exotic experience of your life. Ticket for one costs Rs 2,900 which is available on location. Except for Mondays, the helicopter ride is possible throughout the week, starting from 9.30 am and ends 1 hour before sunset.

Riverfront Cycling

Cycle across the Sardar Sarovar Dam service road network, along with the River Narmada, passing forests, mountains, rivers, and waterfalls will thrill you, making your trip memorable. There are available multiple cycles on rent and this activity is suitable for different age groups and family-friendly. You can consider advanced online booking to reserve your cycles as well.

River Rafting at Khalwani

Are you seeking adventure? You can take a kayak solo or a group raft on the Khalwani River. You will be navigating the current, rocks, rapids, and turns of the river that is flowing at a steady fast pace. You can book your tickets online or get them from the location. It is open throughout the year, timing 8 a.m to 3.30 p.m.

Safari and Zoological Park

Sardar Patel zoological park stretches over 550,000 square meters and it shelters some marvelous big creatures such as the Royal Bengal tiger, Leopards, and Asiatic Lion. There are also multiple species of antelopes, rhinos, giraffes, deer, bison, and different species of fauna from different countries like the variety of biomes of Africa, Asia, Australia, and America.

Exploring some nearby famous places near Statue of Unity

Sardar Sarovar Dam

The Sardar Sarovar Dam is situated on the Narmada River, 3.5 km distant from the statue of unity. It is considered the second largest concrete gravity dam in the world, providing water for irrigation and drinking and electricity to four Indian states.

If you love nature, you must visit the Sardar Sarovar Dam viewpoint and witness the endless expansion of mountains and forests along with the calm water of the mighty Narmada River. In the vicinity, you will get to see some tea and snack shops, offering a perfect ambience for a sunset picnic before you head back to the statue of unity.

Poicha

This place is famous for the temple of Nilkanthdham Swaminarayan. If you are planning for the Statue of Unity, you must visit this place to be surrounded by beautiful nature and restful tranquility. Some other attractions are Mahatma Gandhi Nagar gruh, Shruti mandir ashram sayaji baug, ajwa garden, etc.

Shoolpaneshwar wildlife sanctuary

Do you want to spend your weekend camping in a real wildlife sanctuary? If yes, then you need to travel 100 km from the statue of unity to reach the Shoolpaneshwar wildlife sanctuary, stretched across 234.6 sq mi, sharing a boundary with Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra.

It protects sloth bears from extinction, a valuable species that looks like a bear. It is also a home of other animals such as Bengal monitor, turtle, different types of boa and cobra, leopard, crocodile, and other reptiles. Some areas mirror the Himalayan forest with a wide range of bamboo trees and flowers.

Ninai Waterfalls

If you visit the Shoolpaneshwar wildlife sanctuary, do not forget to see Ninai waterfalls. It is an eye-catching place for camping, perfect for taking pictures and making memories. The waterfall stands about 30 feet tall and demands little hiking for reaching the top position. You can reach the basin quite easily, taking a bath in gushing water. The surrounding forest and firm will make your statue of unity trip memorable.

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