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Interesting Facts about Statue of Unity

26-7-2019
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Interesting Facts about Statue of Unity

 Are you 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 as “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 tourist from all across the globe. This extravagant architecture has been developed on Sarovar Dam, Gurudeshvar in Narmada District of Gujarat, making tourism of India more mesmerizing on 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 become 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-storey base and this base comprises of 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 earthquake and vibrations up to 6.5 on 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 time 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 a history as it is the first statue built in such a shorter timeframe.

 

Interesting Facts about Statue of Unity

7. It is on an Island

 

This might surprise you a bit; Statue of Unity is built on Sadhu Island in the Narmada River and is 3.2km away from the Sardar Sarov.

 

8. Beautiful Resort

 

After this statue, for accommodating India tour, Shreshtha Bharat Bhawan was built for tourists that offer overall 52 rooms.

 

9. Who is the Architecture?

 

The statue was designed by Ram V. Sutar who is Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan awardee of India. He has also made some famous other sculptures that include Mahatma Gandhi and the project was held by Larsen and Turbo.

 

10. Color of the Statue

 

The color of the Statue is bronze, which will turn in green color after 100 years, making more interesting for the tourists.

So what are you waiting for? Book your tickets now!

 

 

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