Statue of Unity: Know about Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Statue

By : Neha Dhyani

Updated : Feb 4, 2022, 7:26

The tallest statue in the world, The Statue of Unity, with an impressive height of 182 meters, is situated in India and can be seen from space. 

The Rs. 2,989 crore project took 42 months to complete, with 3,400 workers and 250 engineers working 24 hours a day. This huge structure is twice as tall as the Statue of Liberty in the United States.

History of the Statue of Unity

India has a rich cultural heritage of unification in diversity, and its roots are inseparable from the principle of "Vasudhaiv Kutumbakam"; in other words, the entire universe is one family. However, by the time of India's independence in 1947, it was divided into more than 560 princely states. With his firm determination, India's first Deputy Prime Minister, Bharat Ratna Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was able to transform such imperialism into today's unification. The Indian people will forever appreciate him for his leadership during the freedom struggle and his vision, wisdom, and political spirit in the post-independence era.

His life is an eternal source of inspiration for current and future generations. In this context, his iconic monumental statue - the highest statue of world unification - was set up on his 143rd birthday. This was a homage paid to the icon and became a matter of great pride for the nation.

Significance of the Statue of Unity

The Statue of Unity is the tallest of its kind in the world. It is a huge structure across from the Sardar Sarovar Dam on the Narmada River and is symbolic of the "Iron Man," who played an important role in the country's unification during and after India's struggle for independence. It reminds the world of the personality of Sardar Vallabhai Patel, the core of India's integration as a unified nation.

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FAQs about Statue of Unity

  • What is the height of the Statue of Unity in meters and feet?

The Statue of Unity's height is 597 ft./182 meters, making it the world's tallest statue. The previous record-holder was the Spring temple, but the Statue of Unity surpasses it by 177 ft./54 meters.

  • Compare the height of the statue of unity with other tall buildings of the world?

Let us look at the height of the top 6 statues in the world:

Ranking

Name of the Statue

Country

Height

Rank 1

Statue of Unity

India

182 Metres

Rank 2

Spring Temple Buddha

China

153 Metres

Rank 3

Ushiku Daibutsu

Japan

120 Metres

Rank 4

Statue of Liberty

USA

93 Metres

Rank 5

The Motherland Calls

Russia

85 Metres

Rank 6

Christ The Redeemer

Brazil

38 Metres

  • How can you book tickets to view the Statue of Unity?

The Statue of Unity ticket booking can be done only by the website. Tourists can buy offline tickets for the same day (no advance tickets are available at the offline ticket counter). The operational hours to view the statue are between 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.

  • What is the cost of the Statue of Unity?

The Statue of Unity is the world's tallest statue and was built at the cost of approximately Rs. 3,000 Crores.

  • Where is the Statue of Unity located?

The Statue of Unity is located near the Sardar Sarovar Dam, Statue of Unity Rd in Kevadia, Gujarat.