Statue Of Unity(Sardar Patel Statue)–World’s Tallest Statue In Gujarat.How to reach the Statue of unity?Bus timing and Entry ticket of statue of unity.Places to see nearby statue of unity.
The Tallest statue in the world is finally here. The statue of unity was unveiled on the 143rd birthday of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel and it made the news worldwide. The gigantic statue breaks the record with a great margin and you must be excited to learn everything about it. here is the full guide on the statue of unity.
What inspired to make the statue of unity?
This statue is made in the memory of the iron man of India, Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel. His contribution to the freedom fighter movement, unifying the whole nation and creating the world largest democracy has inspired millions of people. The reason for him being the spine of this country would be justified honoring him this way.
He was born in the state of Gujarat, he has taken part in many movements in Gujarat before appearing in the national scale. To honor his contributions and his sheer will, people of Gujarat have given him the name of Sardar which means a leader. The tallest monument of the world is his figurine wearing traditional clothes as the truest way we can pay him the tribute of national hero.
Construction of statue of unity
The idea of making his statue was inception long time ago in 2010 when chief minister of Gujarat at that time, Narendra Modi propose and announce that time. it was also known as Gujarat’s tribute to the nation.
The construction of the statue of liberty started when the foundation stone of the statue was laid in 31st October 2013, on his 138th birth anniversary. The whole project was made in a well-timed manner in 40 months. At the cost of 2,989 crores, this colossal statue finally came to being.
Indian infrastructure company L&T was given the contract for a statue of unity, the bridge to connect the mainland the statue, exhibition hall and convention center and the maintenance of the statue for 15 years. They employed over 3000 workers and 250 engineers for this project. The statue is made of 210,000 cubic meters of concrete cement, 6500 tonnes of structural steel, and 18500 tonnes of reinforced steel. The outside of the statue is made of bronze, in total is made up of 1700 tones of bronze plates and 1850 tones of the bronze cladding. The initial design and 3D concept were first given to an American consultant but later they learn that it was based on the Indian statue maker Ram Sutar, later they give him the full responsibility to make 3 small size model of the statue.
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The contribution of every citizen
The statue of unity is just a place to honor Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel, it was his life work to gather every single small state and unify them under one country. As the country was the result of every single citizen, the government of Gujarat proposed that to build this statue, it needs to have a piece of every single citizen. That is why they have launched the program public privet partnership, under that program, they have gathered 135 metric ton of scrap metal were collected from farmer all around the country. They have asked the farmer to donate their old farming equipment to create the statue.
Breaking the world record of tallest statue
Before the statue of unity, the tallest statue of the world was situated in China. Some of the most famous statues was, a statue of the library in America, Christ of Redeemer in Brazil and other. With the margin, 23 meters, statue of unity break the world record of tallest statue in the world.
Here is the list of Top 10 tallest statue of the world
|1. Statue of Unity, India
||182 m (597 ft)
|2. Spring Temple Buddha, China
||128 m (420 ft)
|3. Laykyun Sekkya, Myanmar
||115.8 m (380 ft)
|4. Ushiku Daibutsu, japan
||100 m (330 ft)
|5. Sendai Daikannon, Japan
||100 m (330 ft)
|6. Qianshou Qianyan Guanyin of Weishan, China
||99 m (325 ft)
|7. Great Buddha of Thailand, Thailand
||92 m (302 ft)
|8. Dai Kannon of Kita no Miyako park, Japan
||88 m (289 ft)
|9. The Motherland Calls, Russia
||85 m (279 ft)
|10. Awaji Kannon, Japan
||80 m (260 ft)
How to reach the Statue of unity?
It’s easily accessible from the road and as it’s on the national highway, you can reach there with ease. From Ahmedabad, it would take around 3 hours or 198km to reach this place. The nearest airport is at Vadodara airport which is 90km away. The nearest railway station is also at Vadodara.
The statue is situated just 3.5km away from the town of kevadia. It’s on the state highway 11 and 63. GSRTC has started special bus services on Sunday to take people directly to the statue of unity. You can take a bus from the below location to the statue of unity.
Bus timing to reach statue of unity
Depot Route Timing
||Panigate- statue of unity
||07:05 – 10:10
||Statue of unity – panigate
||Badeli – statue of unity
||08:00- 09:50, 13:30 – 15:20
||Statue of unity – badeli
||10:10 – 12:00, 16:00 – 17:50
| Chota Udaipur
||Chota Udaipur – statue of unity
||08: 00 – 10:45
||Statue of unity – Chota Udaipur
||15:30 – 18:15
||Dabhoi – statue of unity
||10:00- 11:45. 14:30-16:15
||Statue of unity – Dabhoi
||12:05- 13:50, 18:00- 19:45
||Karjan – statue of unity
||Statue of unity – karjan
||15:00 – 18:05
||Padra – statue of unity
||09:00 – 12:20
||Statue of unity – padra
||15:00 – 19:20
||Vaghodiya –statue of unity
||08:50 – 11: 20
||Statue of unity – vaghodiya
||15:30 – 18:00
All bus timing is subject to change, please contact at the bus station for more accurate timing
Entry ticket of statue of unity
||Observation Deck view
||INR 120 + INR 30 (Bus Charges)
||INR 350 + INR 30 (Bus Charges)
|Children (aged 3 to 15 years)
||INR 60 + INR 30 (Bus Charges)
||INR 200 + INR 30 (Bus Charges)
|Children (below 3 years)
Places to see nearby statue of unity
There are many places to see nearby statue of unity when you reach the vicinity of the place.
- The statue of unity: you can visit the statue and take a lift which is hidden under both leg of the statue.
- Viewing gallery: at the height of 135 meters, you can see the largeness of the place. maximum 200 guests can be accommodated at this place at once.
- Selfie point: a special location just for the selfie lovers.
- Valley of flower: spread across 250 acres of flowers and 100 types of plants.
- Wall of unity: a collection of the mud gathered from the lands all around the country.
- Museum: life and work of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel and a digital light show.
- Bridge: a bridge which connects the mainland to the statue
- And many more places, they are still under construction and will be open to the public
Visiting this place not just give you Goosebumps but also make you proud of the country you live in. the statue of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel can truly measure his astronomical work for our country. We hope this article has given you all the answer to your question about the statue of unity. If you need any more help, let us know in the comment