India is known for its unity, the vibrant essence of India that supports every religion and culture. States varying in lifestyle, food, festivals but the integrity towards the nation is based on such a strong foundation. India had no boundaries to be recognized as a nation but the efforts of the leaders lead under one roof. One of the diligence leaders that truly united one India is Sardar Vallabhai Patel. To signify and preach the value of integration in the world this Statue of Unity is dedicated to the nation by our government is worth the appreciation.
Who is Sardar Vallabhai Patel?
Sardar Vallabhai Patel was professionally a barrister during the British reign participated in the Indian freedom struggle. A battle against the British supporting Mahatma Gandhi over every pebble. Sardar Patel is a political leader from Gujarat who started the Satyagraha movement from the kheda district of Gujarat. Unifying every village and encouraging them to give up tax further escalating the civil disobedience movement. Making his immense effort in the salt satyagraha laid by the Dandi march and quit India movement. Till pronouncing to the first home minister of independent India and later the deputy prime minister.
Why Sardar Vallabhai Patel is known for unity?
India, known for its royalty and luxury due to the princely states but during the British reign, the royalty faded. After independence, the princely states believed to remain independent, but the threat to their kingdom was still hovering. To integrate these states into one nation was lead by Sardar Vallabhai Patel. The privy council to maintain their autonomy with ease. During the partition, movement of people across the border led to many communal riots, Sardar Patel took the initiative to calm down the clashes. Further, he also created the framework of the civil services in India making a foundation for bureaucratic India. To perceive his long legacy, Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi observed his birth anniversary as national unity day.
Where is the Statue of Unity located?
Statue of Unity is of Height 182mt and is located on the sadhu bet island. On the banks of river Narmada between the Vindhyas and Satpura ranges in the state of Gujarat. It is facing the Sardar Sarovar dam on the Narmada river. The statue made of the scrap iron dignifying him as he is the iron man of India. It is constructed by the sculptor Ram V. Sutar. Being the tallest in the world can withstand the wind speed of 60m/s and the earthquakes. Gladded with bronze plates and concrete based supporting the hollow cylinders over which the statue has got its support. Built over a budget of Rs.3000/- crore the with over 250 engineers and labors, the masterpiece of the great master is honorably standing high.
How to get there?
The Statue of Unity is located at a distance of 3.5km kevadiya town in Gujarat. 90km from Vadodara, 150kms from Surat and 200km from Ahemdabad.
The nearest station and airport is at Vadodara. Hours drive with private vehicles or state transport will lead you to the destination.
what will you get to see?
At the bottom of the statue, there is a museum carrying the wide history of Sardar Patel. Includes photo galleries, stories of the life journey of Sardar Patel, the struggle stories for freedom. The ferry tickets comprising every site that you wish to see on the visit.
The viewing gallery over the statue carrying the scenery of the Vindhyas and Satpura ranges, the Sardar Sarovar dam. The floral garden accompanying the statue nurturing the diversity of flowers in the valley of flowers.
The helicopter ride hovering over the whole landscape giving the mesmerizing view of the topography. The boat rides in the Narmada river is additional experience.
Make sure you enjoy the laser show at the end of the day, lightening the whole statue of our Indian leaders describing the brief history of our independence.
Visiting Gujarat is a whole new world in itself. From Ahmedabad, Surat the threads that weave the story of Sardar Patel and Mahatma Gandhi. The visit to Sabarmati ashram, the Sardar Patel memorial, and many more institutions named after him.
Here are some travel tips.
The best destination for one-day trips. The ticket reservation is available online so that it would be convenient to get through at the site. Though every facility is made available at the site from food to travel. Set on the journey on a less crowded day to take the complete satisfaction of the holiday.
Swayourway is at your service to take to a nostalgic view of such great architecture with accommodation and comfort. Planning the perfect travel package to the destination comprising of all the viewpoints at affordable rates. Make sure you embark on the vicinity and witness the part of the unity that oozes out from every corner of India. The best destination for a one day trip to witness the legacy of the leader.