Written by 9:59 am Gujarat, Travel


Built as a memorial to commemorate the vision of the Iron Man of India, Sardar
Vallabhbhai Patel’s statue has been erected to inspire Indian Citizens through his
freedom struggle and patriotism. This bronze statue grabs the attention of the whole
world as the tallest statue in the world of our founding father of the Republic of India
who stands 182 metres tall overlooking the entire city of Ahmedabad. The world’s
largest statue is built on the banks of Narmada River and looks over the magnificent
Sardar Sarovar Dam of Gujarat. This astounding and colossal structure of sheer
magnificence was inaugurated on 31st October, 2018 by our Honourable Prime
Minister, Narendra Modi on the 143rd birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was famed as the Iron Man of India due to his great
competency, courage and determination in uniting the country through merging 552
princely states. As a chief supporter of Gandhian philosophies, especially during the
Indian Independence Movement of Non- violence, Vallabhbhai Patel was the 1st
Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister of Independent India.
The Statue Of Unity is open for public visits everyday of the week from 8 am to 6 pm
apart from Mondays. Out of the 5 zones within the statue, only 3 remain accessible to
the general public. The 1st level from the base up from the statue’s shin comprises of
a museum intricately cataloguing the contributions of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel to the
country alongside a memorial garden. The 2nd level soars up to 149 meters from the
base extending upto the thigh area. The 3rd level comprises of the magnificent
viewing gallery with breathtaking scenic views of River Narmada surrounding the
Vindhyachal and Satpura mountain Ranges. The ticket prices range from 120 to 300
INR which gives access to visit the valley of flowers, museums, memorial and the
audio- visual gallery.

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