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9-Things to do at the Statue of Unity

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The Statue of Unity is a tribute to the freedom fighter and the Ironman of India, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. It was unveiled on his 143rd birth anniversary on 31st October 2018. The Statue stands 182 meters high, making it one of the tallest monuments in the world. Also, it adds new name in the wonders of India. Even though the statue in itself is the greatest attraction of the place but the place has lots of recreation activities to keep everyone from our group of visitors happily busy on the trip. So here we have discussed the 9-things to do at the Statue of Unity.

More about Statue of Unity

Statues of Unity

The Statue is situated on the Sadhu Bet island, near Rajpipla and Narmada river in Gujarat. It stands facing Sardar Sarovar Dam and 3.2 km away from it. Shining between the Satpura and Vindhyachal mountain ranges.

Things to do at the Statue of Unity

To have an action-packed holiday, the Statue of Unity is the most trending place among travellers. This place also has incredible and astonishing gems for you to explore. Check out these nine activities to do at the Statue of Unity.

1. Laser Light and Sound Show

Laser Light Show

The Laser Light and Sound Show is organized with proper technological advancements at the Statue of Unity. The most popular Laser Light and Sound Show is a Projection Mapping Show. The mighty tall Statue of 182 meters is as well a canvas of the screen where light and sound show depicts the life and times of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The 30 minutes show is conducted through 51 high-resolution projectors fixed at a distance of 600 meters.

2. Tour to Valley of Flowers

Colourful Valley of Flowers, Gujarat

The magnificent Valley of flowers has more than 100 types of flowers, climbers, bamboos and types of grass spread across the Satpura-Vindhyachal side. This Valley of the Flower is currently covers around 250 hectares of area. There is a selfie zone also to create memories.

3. Tour to Sardar Sarovar Dam

Majestic Sardar Sarovar Dam

The majestic view of the dam and a large water reservoir has attracted millions of tourists around the globe. It would be a magnificent sight in the monsoon when the floodgates are open. So one should visit during the monsoon to see it in its full glory. It supplies water to neighbouring states, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, and Gujarat.

4. Nauka Vihar (Boat Ride)

The total duration of each ride is of 45 minutes and eight rides in a day. This ride takes you to the waters of dyke-4 surrounded by lush green forests. The ecosystem around the lake is fascinating. This boating facility at Panchmuli lake has become a popular spot for tourists.

5. Zarwani Cycling Tour

Zarwani means tour of the jungle. If you want an absolute adventurous experience, cycling in this area is a great idea. Zarwani cycling tour starts from the Shrestha Bharat Bhavan complex. This 3 hours cycling tour for 22 km lets you discover beautiful waterfalls, up-down hills and jungles, and splendid points like Dhirakhadi waterfall. You can have tea, snacks, refreshments along with two ‘Makke ki roti’ with ‘Sarson ki chutney’ after enjoying the waterfall and bathing in it. Tickets are available online as well as offline.

6. Khalwani Cycling Tour

The Khalwani cycling tour is open for a limited number of people, only after permission to access this area. The cycling route is 14 km, starting from the Valley of Flowers and then rides through the dam, tent city area and Godbole door. SOU also offers snacks and refreshments to keep you energized while you are cycling.

7. Stay at Tent City

Aerial view of the tent city
Riverside tent city

Resorts near the Statue of Unity include the Narmada Tent City, situated in the Kevadia Colony. The statue of unity tents booking provide comfortable accommodations with luxurious air-conditioned tents and delicious cuisine. The tents are luxurious, with modern amenities, like air conditioners, plush beds, exclusive furniture and private washrooms.

8. Shopping

The Ekta Mall at Statue of Unity covers a 35,000 square feet area. Ekta Mall has handlooms, handicrafts and traditional textile showrooms from various states of India to promote Indian Handicrafts. It is a one-stop-shop for India’s traditional textiles and artisanal handicrafts.

9. Eating Enjoyment

There are a few restaurants near the Statue of Unity which are on the main road. However, an in-house cafeteria is preferable. It has many options, you can buy coupons and order food. There is a huge sitting area. If you have a booking at the Tent City then lavish and delicious cuisine is included in the package.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit the statue of unity tent city is during the winter months of October to February, though the site is open all through the year. The Statue of Unity opens at 8:00 AM and closes at 6:00 PM from Tuesday to Sunday.

Concluding we can add that visitors can make their trip memorable by taking a helicopter ride to enjoy a full magnificent view of the Statue of Unity. Those people who like adventurous activities can do night trekking and experience the nature and wooden surroundings of Tent City Narmada. Tour to Statue of Unity has the package with all the aspects of tourism. Be it the adventure, nature or lifestyle tourism. Take a trip for a mixed trip fun.

Happy Traveling!

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Professional Travel Blogger and founder of The Ghumakkads. Bhawna Mohinani is graduate in Mass Communication & Postgraduate in Travel and Tourism Management.

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