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Statue Of Unity, Kevadia

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The Statue of Unity is a colossal statue of Indian statesman and independence activist Vallabhbhai Patel (1875–1950), who was the first Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister of independent India and an adherent of Mahatma Gandhi during the nonviolent Indian Independence movement. Patel was highly respected for his leadership in uniting 562 princely states of India with a major part of the former British Raj to form the single Union of India. The statue is located in the state of Gujarat, India. It is the world's tallest statue with a height of 182 metres (597 feet). It is located on the Narmada River in the Kevadiya colony, facing the Sardar Sarovar Dam 100 kilometres (62 mi) southeast of the city of Vadodara and 150 kilometres (93 mi) from Surat. Kevadia railway station is located at a distance of just 5 kilometres from Statue of Unity.
The project was first announced in 2010 and the construction of the statue started in October 2013 by Larsen & Toubro, with a total construction cost of ₹2,989 crore (₹29.89 billion; US$422 million). It was designed by Indian sculptor Ram V. Sutar, and was inaugurated by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 31 October 2018, the 143rd anniversary of Sardar Patel's birth.
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  • Worth a visit this place is, very well maintained despite the amount of foot fall it receives, breath taking views, neat and clean, a great example of modern architecture and India's might in it  more »
  • We were there on 14 Apr 2021 - sans the pandemic. In fact we (my wife and self) had driven down from Jaipur - total distance of 900 Kms approx one way with night halts at Udaipur both ways. Total...  more »
  • Great place for family trip. Although pretty crowded in the holiday season. Worth every minute of wait. Prefer to drive all the way to it and have your own vehicle because the bus that takes us there from the ticket centre waits till it's full. Sometimes takes hours if it's hot a holiday season. And when you have your own vehicle you can drive to the Narmada Sarovar plant. Buses don't take you there. Also, the museum has Subway and other shops and cafes.
  • Situated in outskirts of Baroda at drive of around 1.5-2 hours this place is one of great landmarks in western India. This tall statue made in remembrance of iron man , Sardar Vallabhai Patel is worth visiting. At nominal ticket price one can get to see the amazing view of river Narmada and beautiful clean surrounding. At small walkable distance one can see the beautiful plantations & flower garden. In all this is amazing place and interesting one. Worth visiting if you want some time for yourself & your friends . Avoid summer season rush.
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