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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!

Explore the Wonders of India

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India is a vast country with diverse landscapes and topography. It is an amalgamation of different aspects such as rich heritage, deep-rooted history, varied culture, and numerous languages. Though, India is well-known for its multiple scientific and historical wonders. But there are many hidden gems that allow visitors to experience an array of revered sites. Discover some historical treasures of India. Let’s take a look at some of the most amazing historical wonders this country has to offer.

Taj Mahal- Wonder of the World!

Sunset view of Taj

It took more than 2 decades and 20,000 artisans to construct this ivory-white marble structure. One of the biggest mausoleums ever constructed, this symbol of love of Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan for his beloved third wife Mumtaz Mahal. It is truly one of the most iconic places in India. It is not only one of the wonders of India but also the world. This stunning masterpiece is one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. Millions of people visit this magnificent wonder to admire its intricate carvings and outstanding architecture. Though it is open throughout the day, seeing the Taj Mahal at night bathed with moonlight is a magical experience.

Ruins of Hampi

Historical Hampi

Located in Karnataka, Hampi is a spectacular temple town and is one of the most visited places in South India. Part of the ancient kingdom of Vijayanagar, it was one of the wealthiest cities in the world. Moreover, with 100 plus locations to explore, the striking relics and ruins of the temple leave its visitors awestruck. The Queen’s Bath, Virupaksha Temple, Archeological Museum, Monkey Temple, and the Vittala Temple Complex are some of the most iconic monuments in Hampi. There is no doubt that this marvelous temple complex makes it to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Konark Sun Temple

Sun Temple at Konark

Built-in the traditional Kalinga style of architecture, the Konark Temple is situated in the coastal region of Orissa. Constructed by King Narsimhadeva I of the Ganga dynasty, this majestic temple comprises of 3 depictions of the Sun God, with elaborately carved pillars, wheels, and walls. The sundial is fascinating with seven horses pulling 12 wheels, and has all reasons to be in the list of wonders of India. It is used to predict the time of the day with the help of sun rays and moon rays falling on it.

Statue of Unity

Statue Uniting India

A new and impressive addition to the list of outstanding monuments of India is the imposing structure Statue of Unity. This colossal statue is 182 meters in height and is a tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, also known as the ironman of India. Built-in the vicinity of the Sardar Sarovar Dam on the Narmada riverbed near Ahmedabad, this is the tallest statue in the world. It offers panoramic views of the dam and the Satpura and Vindhyachal mountain ranges from its visitor gallery.

Golden Temple

Shining Golden Temples

Located in Amritsar, the Harmandir Sahib temple, famously known as the Golden Temple is the holiest and revered pilgrimage sites of the Sikhs in the world. It is open to people of all religions and thousands of tourists visit this beautiful temple every day. Built on a manmade waterbody the façade of the temple with the dazzling golden dome and gold covering the upper floors of the temple looks brilliant, especially when illuminated at night. The temple houses the holy book of the Sikhs called the ‘Adi Granth’ and the ‘Akal Takht’ which means the throne of the timeless one.

Amer Fort

Royal Amer Fort

Rajasthan is known for its marvelous forts and opulent palaces. But one fort that stands out is the imperial Amer Fort. This architectural masterpiece was built by Maharaja Maan Singh and boasts of attractions such as Diwan-e-Aam, Sukh Mandir, Jai Mandir, and Sheesh Mahal. Strategically located in the hillside, the fort can be accessed on foot or via shuttle rides from the town below. Take a guided tour and explore the curved staircases and maze-like passages and learn about the history of this mind-blowing place.

Nalanda University

Remains of Nalanda University

One of the earliest universities in the world, this Buddhist monastery dates back to the 7th century AD. Many of the ruins found here are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The university saw its golden days during the reign of the Gupta empire, and later during the rule of Emperor Harshavardhana of Kannauj. It boasts of a flourishing past when scholars from Tibet, China, Persia, and Central Asia came to learn here. Some of the attractions here are Nalanda Archaeological Museum, Hiuen Tsang Memorial Hall, Pavarika mango grove, Surya Mandir, and The Great Stupa.

The above list of Wonders of India does not even scratch the surface of the list of wonders this exotic country can offer. These monuments add glory and prestige to the history of India and woo visitors from all over the world. India is vast and to experience the real colors of India, check out the Tips to take the Perfect Trip of India. So, what are you waiting for? Book your tickets and come and soak yourself in the beauty of these places.

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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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