Are your tour of Sardar Patel’s Statue of Unity in India? If yes, then you might have done some research work on this man, who was the first home minister of India titled “Iron Man of India”. This Statue is the desire of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and is designed by the famous sculptor. Statue of Unity has become the perfect landmark of India, attracting tourists from all across the globe. This extravagant architecture has been developed on Sarovar Dam, Gurudeshvar in the Narmada District of Gujarat, making tourism of India more mesmerizing in this massive space.
Tourism of India that involve history freaks add this place to their must-visit as there are some interesting facts about the same, which are as follows:
1. Size of the Statue
The Statue of Unity is 182mts all, and in October 2018 this statue becomes the tallest statue on the planet. Earlier, the Spring Temple of Buddha had this title, but now India’s Unity of Statue got the fame. It is twice the height of Statue of Liberty, US and thrice the height of Christ De Redeemer.
2. Foundation is very Strong
This statue is situated at a 3-story base and this base comprises a large memorial garden along with an Exhibit Hall that focuses on the life and achievements of Sardar Vallabhai Patel.
3. Earthquake Resistant
This statue has the capacity to survive in forceful winds, resisting wind velocity of more than 60 meters/sec. Apart from this, the statue can withstand earthquakes and vibrations up to 6.5 on the Richter Scale.
4. Enjoy the Panoramic View
At 153 meters, you will come across a viewing gallery, enabling you to take a panoramic view of the Dam. This gallery can accommodate 200 visitors at one time.
5. Overall Money Invested
The government of India has spent around Rs.2989 crore to build this incredible statue of such a great leader of the country.
6. Time Required
The timely completion of this statue was fixed at 42 months, for which 3200 workers 250 engineers worked round the clock. That is why it has become history as it is the first statue built in such a shorter timeframe.