The Statue of Unity is the statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel who was the first deputy Prime Minister of India. It is the world’s tallest statue with a height of 182 meters. It is located on the Narmada River in the Kevadiya colony, Gujarat.
Within a year of its inauguration, the Statue of Unity has exceeded the footfall at the Statue of Liberty in the US. An average tourist visiting the statue in Gujarat is more than 15,000.
The authorities of the Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Ltd said, “With 74 per cent increase over the daily average of the first year, that is, November 1, 2018 to October 31, 2019, daily average of 15,036 is now registered in the first month of this second year. This has further increased to 22,430 on weekend days. The Statue of Liberty of New York, United States, attracts around 10,000 visitors a day!”
The footfall has also increased because of the addition of other tourist attractions like jungle safari, children's nutrition park, cactus garden, butterfly garden, Ekta nursery, dino trail, river rafting, boating, alongside multiple budget accommodation options.
The footfall also added to the total of 30,90,723 tourists who have visited Kevadiya till 30th November, incurring an income of Rs. 85.57 crore.