Statue of Unity Ticket Price, Online Ticket Booking, Timing, Entry FeeAadil Saif 26 April 2021
Statue of Unity Ticket Price
The entire universe is a family and The Statue of Unity is an architectural marvel in Gujarat in India which justifies this statement. Who would have thought that the world’s tallest statue would stand with its head high in a small town called Kevadiya in Gujarat? The vision of the Honourable Prime Minister Sh. Narendra Modi to dedicate a monument to the “Iron Man of India”-Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel got wings when the project was announced in 2010 and the construction began in October 2013. The Statue of Unity was inaugurated on the 143rd birth anniversary of a distinguished leader who was India’s first Deputy Prime Minister and was instrumental in unifying 560 princely states across the country. It is a landmark attraction that has not just brought laurels to Indian architecture but has conveyed a strong message to the people worldwide that India believes in unity and stands for unity until eternity.
What is The Statue of Unity?
When you read about Spring Temple Buddha in China or Ushiku Daibutsu in Japan, the first thing that crosses the mind is the magnificent height of these statutes. Today, in your country, you have the world’s tallest statue standing 600 feet tall or stands at the height of 182 metres, a symbol of unity in diversity. Dedicated to the Iron Man of India, Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel, The Statue of Unity is an outstanding tribute to the man who brought the princely states together after independence. Had it not been for him, our history would have been different and jeopardized.
Where is the Statue of Unity located?
The address of this iconic architecture is Sardar Sarovar Dam, Kevadiya Village, Narmada, and Gujarat.
Located 3.5 km from the nearest town Kevadiya, The Statue of Unity stands atop Sandhu Bet Island on the Narmada and faces Sardar Sarovar Dam in Kevadiya Colony which is around 100 km from Vadodra.
Cost and construction of the project
This architectural wonder was built for Rs 2989 crores. Larsen & Turbo, the Indian Infrastructure Company, won the contract for designing, constructing, and maintaining the Statue of Liberty and began the work in October 2013. L&T has entered into a 25-year contract for the maintenance and upkeep of the Statue of Unity. Designed by Sh. Ram V. Sutar, Statue of Unity, was inaugurated on 31st October 2018 by the Honourable Prime Minister Sh. Narendra Modi.
Design of the project
Designing something as opulent and as grand as The Statue of Unity was an arduous task. Ram Sutar’s son, Anil Sutar told that there was a lot of groundwork done before finalizing the Iron Man of India's expressions and posture, so that justice could be done to someone of his stature who despite all odds, demonstrated unmatched confidence and poise in his demeanour. With head held high, hands on the side and shawl on the shoulders, the statue has been designed in such a way that it reflects the persona of one of the greatest leaders in Indian history.
Features of the Statue of Unity
Statue of Unity is more than just a colossal structure because this engineering wonder is a means to pay tribute to the man behind the integration of princely states in India. Constructed in 46 months, the Statue of Unity has been attracting a sea of tourists since its inauguration because of the following features:
- The height has been carefully chosen to be 182 meters because it matches the number of legislative assembly seats in Gujarat.
- Statue of Unity has a 3 layered structure. The innermost layer is made of reinforced concrete cement, the middle one is made of steel and the outer layer has 8mm bronze cladding.
- Carved by Ram V Sutar and Jiangxi Toquine Company which is a Chinese foundry company responsible for bronze cladding, this spectacular monument is an ode to perfection and excellence.
- The statue can withstand an earthquake of 6.5 on the Richter scale and winds up to 60 m/s.
- Almost 200 visitors can stand in the viewing gallery at a time situated at 153 meters, and enjoy the spectacular view of the dam.
- There are two lifts near the legs of the statue, which can ferry 26 people simultaneously.
- A dedicated selfie zone for social media lovers has been constructed here.
- With the Statue of Unity coming at this remote location, almost 15000 jobs will be generated for the local tribal folk
- You can watch the statue from a radius of 7 km.
- Light and laser show is an added tourist attraction at the Statue of Unity.
- Memorial Garden is yet another brilliant work that can be explored when one visits the Statue of Unity.
- By paying Rs 2990 per person, you can enjoy the aerial view of the Statue of Unity during a 10-minute helicopter ride.
Viewing Gallery and Museum
The statue is divided into 5 zones, but only 3 remain open for the public.
- Zone 1 is the base showcasing Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel’s contributions, and there is a memorial garden in the zone.
- Zone 2 is at the height of 149 meters which is accessible.
- In zone 3, you will have access to the viewing gallery, and you can enjoy the bounties of Narmada and the surrounding Vindhyachal and Satpura Ranges.
- Entry to Zone 4 and 5 is prohibited for the tourist because it serves as the maintenance zone.
Timings to visit the Statue of Unity
The Statue of Unity is open for tourists from Tuesday to Sunday from 8 AM to 6 PM. Avoid going on weekends for a better experience. The Statue of Unity remains closed on Monday. On average, you will need 1.5 hours to explore the site.
Entry ticket to Statue of Liberty
It is advised to book your tickets online and keep a hard and soft copy handy so that the same can be handed over wherever necessary. You can visit the official website of Statue of Unity which is www.statueofunity.in, and get the ticket booked.
The entry ticket is segregated into two parts:
The regular entry ticket includes access to Valley of Flowers (the stretch leading to Statue of Unity), audiovisual gallery, memorial, museum, Statue of Unity and Sardar Sarovar Dam.
Adult: Rs 120+Rs 30(bus fare)
Children (age 3-15 years): Rs60+Rs 30(bus fare)
Children (below 3 years): Free
For the observation deck view, the charges are:
Adult: Rs 350 + Rs 30 bus charges
Children (age 3-15 years): Rs 200+ Rs 30 bus charges
Children (below 3 years): Free
Express Entry Ticket costs Rs 1030 for adults and children, and this gives a free pass to the Statue of Unity without having to wait in the queues.
Foreigner Express Entry Ticket costs Rs 1530 for adults and Rs 830 for children.
How can you reach the Statue of Unity?
The nearest airport is Vadodra Airport, and the nearest bus stop and railway station is Kevadia Bus stop and Vadodra Railway Station, respectively.
What are the other attractions near The Statue of Unity?
You can explore Cactus Garden, Zarwani Waterfalls, Unity Glow Garden, Butterfly Garden and Sardar Patel Zoological Park en route to The Statue of Unity.
From riverfront cycling to river rafting and much more awaits you when you visit the grand Statue of Unity! Get your tickets booked and see this majestic monument.