India has always been historically and culturally rich; a popular travel destination among people across the world.
When it comes to tourist attractions, Gujarat has a lot to offer. The state that is home to Gir National Park, National Salt Satyagraha Memorial and the beautiful Rann of Kutch, is also popular for the Statue of Unity. World’s tallest statue, Statue of Unity is one of the main destinations on every travel enthusiasts list. In this article, we are going to tell you more about the world’s tallest statue.
Statue of Unity
The 597 feet tall statue was built to honour Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, a prominent Indian freedom fighter and India’s first Deputy Prime Minister. He united 562 princely states after India’s independence and this is how the statue got the name ‘Statue of Unity’.
The 597 feet statue was constructed by Michael Gravels & Associates together with Turner Construction and the Meinhardt Group. It took 4 years to design and build this gigantic and incredible monument. The statue is built in Gujarat’s Kevadia district and oversees Narmada river, Vindhyanchal and Satpura mountain ranges. Since its inauguration on 31 October 2018, a multitude of tourists has visited the statue of Sardar Patel to witness its grandeur.
There are many other attractions for people to enjoy like laser light & sound shows, the valley of flowers, nauka vihar, etc. Those who are interested in history can visit the house museum and learn more about the project and Sardar Patel.
Sardar Sarovar Dam
Facing the Statue of Unity stands the Sardar Sarovar dam in all its glory as India’s third-largest concrete dam, and a major tourist destination in the state of Gujarat.
The idea of constructing a dam in the Narmada river was proposed by Sardar Patel and its foundation was laid by PM Jawaharlal Nehru. It took 56 years to build it. The dam provides water and electricity to four major states: Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Gujarat. It was inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi on 17th September 2017. The dam can be seen from the valley of flowers.
Statue of Unity tent city 1
The charm of this place is not limited to the state and dam only. Tent city near the Statue of Unity is a resort located on the island of Sadhu-Bet river and is surrounded by the beautiful Vindhyachal and Satpura mountain range.
The tent city has Swiss cottages to accommodate the tourists; there are presidential and royal villas, royal and premium cottages and all other amenities like swimming pool, gym, cultural events and dining halls to serve and entertain its visitors. There are many places near the resort for people who like an adventure. River rafting, jungle safari and Zarwari Khalwani cycling tour are sure to please nature lovers. The tent city is only 5 km away from the Statue of Unity and is an ideal place to stay with all the modern amenities and mesmerising backdrop of hills with Narmada river.
How to reach tent city 1?
The tent city is located 10.5 km from the Statue of Unity. The nearest village to the Statue of Unity in Kevadia, and the nearest airport and railway stations are in Vadodara from where one can take a bus or car for the road journey. The journey between the Statue of Unity and the tent city is almost 21 minutes long.
Ever since its opening in the year 2018, the Statue of Unity has been a major tourist attraction for visitors from the country and foreign. And the tent city only adds to its beauty and importance as a tourist destination.
With its surroundings so beautiful and proximity to main tourist attractions, the Tent City is excellent for stay. Tent booking in the Statue of Unity tent city can be done online. To enjoy the true beauty and culture of Kevadia what else can be a better place than the tent city?
The Statue of Unity with Sardar Sarovar Dam is a sight to behold and a very memorable experience for everyone who visits. There are so many other places nearby that you can visit during your vacation. And the tent city provides a perfect place to stay for your visit. Near all the famous tourist spots and surrounded by nature, with all the modern amenities and services, the tent city is ideal to make your trip wonderful.