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The recently unveiled statue of unity in Gujarat is making headlines as the tallest statue in the world. The statue is built to honor India’s man of steel, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and was inaugurated last October by the Prime Minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi. Read here: – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Inauguration of Statue of Unity Set To Give New Lease to Tourism in Gujarat


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Inauguration of Statue of Unity Set To Give New
Lease to Tourism in Gujarat
The recently unveiled statue of unity in
Gujarat is making headlines as the tallest statue
in the world. The statue is built to honor
Indias man of steel, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
and was inaugurated last October by the Prime
Minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi.
at 182 meters, the statue is almost double the
height of the statue of liberty in New York and
is expected to bring in a massive tourist inflow
to Gujarat. The statue is located against the
scenic backdrop of Narmada River and Satpura
range of mountains which is sure to mesmerize the
visitors with its striking demeanor.
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The Iron Man - Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
The foundation for the statue was laid back in
2013 but the construction work began a year later
after thorough planning and considerations
regarding the exact location, size and design of
the statue. The iconic statue of Sardar Patel
appears to be walking towards Sardar Sarovar Dam
which was conceptualized by noted sculptor Ram V.
Sutar who conducted a detailed research of Sardar
Patel by studying his photographs and consulting
other eminent historians who had spent time with
the iron man.
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Statue of Unity in Gujarat
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel played a veritable role
in Indias struggle for independence. He served
as the Deputy Prime Minister of India post
independence and integrated all the princely
states into a single democratic nation, India.
The marvelous structure in Ahmedabad is built
especially to pay homage to Sardar Patel and
symbolizes peace and unity, the two adages Sardar
Patel propagated all his life.
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Gorgeous View of Narmada River
The construction of the statue of unity got
completed in just 33 months. A team of 3000
workers and 250 engineers were enlisted to
undertake the construction of the statue. The
exterior of the sculpture is made entirely from
bronze while the core of the statue is built from
concrete and reinforced steel and can with stand
earthquake up to 6.5 on Richter scale.   The most
impressive feature of the statue of unity is the
lift installed inside the statue that takes you
to the gallery which offers gorgeous views of
Narmada River. The whole project cost around INR
3000 crores and is believed to garner at least
10, 000 tourists per day. The sculpture has five
zones of which only three are open for public
viewing. The first zone contains a museum
showcasing the life of Sardar Patel and his
contribution to India. An audio-visual
presentation next to the museum gives a glimpse
of the life of Sardar Patel and highlights the
states rich tribal culture.
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Statue of Unity Tour
Nearly one lakh tourists visited the site after
the statue was opened for public viewing on 2nd
November 2018. To view the statue, visitors are
required to take a bus any day of the week except
for Mondays, from the parking area outside the
premises of the statue as private
vehicles are not allowed around the statue.
Tickets are priced at 350 INR for adults and 60
INR for children under15 years and include a
visit to the exhibition deck along with a brief
trip to the observation deck located at the top
of the statue. You can buy the tickets near the
entry gate and from Shreshth Bharat Bhawan near
the statue or book them online from www.soutickets
.in
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Gujarat Statue of Unity
Many tour operators in India have come forward
with special Gujarat Statue of Unity Tour
Packages, which offer an opportunity to witness
the magnanimity of the iconic sculpture and also
gives a peek into the awe-inspiring beauty of
Narmada River and Satpura Mountain range.
The Statue of Unity tour also lets you explore
other attractions around the statue like the
flower valley which houses several species of
blooms, selfie point which is constructed solely
for the purpose of taking selfies with Sardar
Patels statue.
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Contact Us
With soul-stirring vistas of crystal clear
Narmada River against the alluring Satpura and
Vindhyanchal range and a booming wildlife in the
forests around the region, the place offers
unending options to keep the tourists entertained
during their Statue of Unity tour.
Contact Info- Address C - 53, Shashi Garden,
Pocket 5 Mayur Vihar Phase-I, Delhi-110091
India Tel 91 11 45329913 Fax 91 11 2275
5049  Email info_at_ercotravels.com Website
www.ercotravels.com
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