Statue of Unity, increasing the economy of the country.


The first anniversary of the Statue of Unity is on 31st October. The world’s tallest statue was inaugurated by PM Modi on 31st October 2018. It has witnessed lakhs of footfalls making it a prominent tourist destination both in Gujarat as well as in India. The statue was dedicated to the nation on the 143rd Birth Anniversary of India’s first Union Home Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.

Total tourist footfall so far at this place has been around 27 lakh. The total amount of money earned by selling the tickets is over Rs 57 crore. The is collected between November 2018 to September 2019. In the previous year, total tourist footfall in Gujarat was 5.75 crore. The Statue of Unity is an 182-meter tall statue and it has been built to pay rich tribute to Sardar Patel who is also known as ‘The Iron Man of India’. Patel ensured that 562 princely states acceded to the Indian Union following the Independence. The Statue of Unity is located at Sadhu-Bet islet on river Narmada, approximately 3.5 km south of Sardar Sarovar Dam at Kevadiya in the Narmada district of Gujarat.

There are major attractions for tourists visiting the Statue of Unity, the exhibition hall, museum, wall of unity, laser light and sound show, tour of valley of flowers, tour of Sardar Sarovar dam,, boating, helicopter ride, sightseeing of historical shoolpaneshwar sanctuary, trekking in Zarvani eco-Tourism area, bird watching and shopping etc.