Statue of Unity is the world’s tallest statue measuring 597 ft. (182 m). A homage to great Indian leader Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, this iconic structure (inaugurated in October 2018) attracts thousands of tourists every month. It is located in Kevadiya, Gujarat and boasts of an awe-inspiring lush landscape. Now, new attractions nearby, will further delight visitors and are likely to boost tourism in the area.
Yes, the Statue of Unity now has new tourist attractions such as a Miyawaki Forest, a Maze Garden and a houseboat facility (Ekta Houseboat). These new additions are expected to increase the number of visitors to this majestic structure.
The dense green Miyawaki Forest has been cultivated using a Japanese technique of planting saplings close to each other; this helps the plants grow ten times faster and develop into a thick urban forest. The Miyawaki Forest includes a Native Floral Garden, Fruit Garden, Timber Garden, Medicinal Garden, and a Digital Orientation Center. This will provide the tourists with a holistic and uni-dimensional experience.
The Maze Garden at the Statue of Unity is the largest one in India and is spread over an area of nearly 3 acres and has a 2,100 m-long pathway. Built in a Shriyantra shape, which is believed to spread positive energy, this garden has around 1,80,000 saplings. This place can be a great escape for tourists away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Ekta Houseboat is another attraction which will offer the 1st such accommodation service in the area. A beautiful amalgamation of Gujarati and Kashmiri art and culture, the 90-ft long and 20-ft wide houseboat is equipped with furnished bedrooms, a drawing room, a kitchen, a dining room, front deck and an observation point at the upper deck. This place is likely to bolster tourists’ experience.