If you are planning a visit to the ‘Statue Of Unity’, here is complete list of Do’s and Don’ts for an unforgettable experience.
⦁ There are two ways to book your ticket — online and on the spot. For booking tickets online you can visit statue of unity’s official website i.e. www.soutickets.in , while you can also book tickets at Shreshtha Bharat Bhavan and also at memorial and visitor centre at Kevadiya during 8:30 am and 4:00 pm.
⦁ Entry gates are open from 9 am to 6 pm every day. Buses have also been made available for tourists inside the complex.
⦁ Barring the observation deck, a regular entry ticket costs you about Rs 120 for adults and Rs 60 for kids between 3-15 years. For toddlers under 3, entry is free. The basic entry ticket includes a visit to the valley of flowers, the Sardar Patel memorial, museum and audio-visual gallery, the site of the Statue of Unity and Sardar Sarovar dam.
⦁ To get the best view of the picturesque surroundings of the Statue of Unity, you will have to pay Rs 350 per person. The observation deck ticket takes you to a height of about 400 feet close to the chest of the Sardar Patel statue using high-speed elevators. This gives you a panoramic view of the entire Narmada river, surrounding hills and dam. The elevator takes 40 second to reach at 110mtr height. The floor at the chest height has capacity of 200 people.
Important note : Statue of unity, exhibition and view gallery remain closed on Mondays.
⦁ It’s advisable to carry binocular, umbrella or cap to keep away the sun and for better experience. Water bottles to quench your thirst and dry snacks. Although eatables are not allowed inside.
⦁ If you are planning an overnight stay at the Statue of Unity, then you can also book a room at a 3-star hotel inside the complex.
⦁ The decision to allow or disallow on the observation deck is taken by the security at the statue depending on the number of visitors so it would be better to buy tickets at the statue site itself.
⦁ Wheelchair facility is also available for senior citizens and handicapped persons.
⦁ There is no public announcement system, so it’s advised to keep kids along with you.
⦁ The car needs to be parked a few kilometers away in car park. The police stop you and you are told so. There are no signboards announcing this. There are no signboards showing the way to ticketing window, which is on the other side of the road as the car park.
⦁ There is also a Refreshment Centre for Food & Snacks just on the path of exit but with very limited options.
⦁ The statue could only be seen from back side during approach by car and only the side face can be seen from the complex. No front view is available.
⦁ Tourists will be treated to 30-minute laser shows in the evening every day and 6.30 pm is it’s closing time.