Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the tallest of them all? If this was asked a few months ago, the answer would have been - the 502ft-high Spring Buddha Temple in China. But now, with the unveiling of 597ft (182 metres) Statue of Unity on 31st October, 2018 by Shri Narendra Modi, Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, the answer has changed.
If you are a traveller whose bucket list comprises mostly the superlative destinations, we suggest you to add the Statue of Unity to the list, which has made into the book of world records. Nearly twice the height of the Statue of Liberty, the Sardar Patel Statue is nine times bigger than the Angel of the North.
The colossal bronze-cladded Statue stands tall in Rajpipla, Gujarat in the walking pose towering the Narmada Dam. This inspiring memorial site, with a number of edutainment components, is located between the Vindhyachal and Satpuda Ranges rising weir Narmada River, impounded by Garudeshwar, the Sardar Sarovar Dam and the town of Kevadia. The Statue symbolizes the ideology of Sardar Vallalabh Patel, whose iron will made him referred to be as the Ironman of India. This tallest, grandest and giant Statue is a tribute to Sardar Patel, the man behind the unification of India who was the reason we can call ourselves Indians.
The Statue complex has several attractions like the Museum, Audio-Visual Gallery, Sound and Light Show, Exhibition Centre, Earth Wall, Valley of Flowers among others. Two lifts that go up to the Viewing Gallery at the Statues chest level yield an awe-inspiring panoramic view of the statue site.
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