Are you curious and eager to know about the world’s tallest statue? Here are all the details of the great establishment.
It’s construction started on 31st October 2013 and took five complete years t build and complete on 30th October 2018. It became available for visiting the very next day on 31st October 2018. It is situated in Gujarat, India.
Statue of Unity
It is a colossal statue of the great Indian independence activist and statesman, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. He was the first home minister of independent India, first deputy prime minister, and chief adherent of Mahatma Gandhi during the Indian Independence Movement. His statue – the Statue Of Unity is the world’s tallest statue with a height of 182 meters i.e. 597ft. The design of the statue was done by the Indian sculptor Ram. V. Sutar and was inaugurated by honorable Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The inauguration was done on the 143rd birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.
The statue is an iconic symbol of the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, who was better known as the Iron Man. He played a major role in the unification of many princely states during the independence movement.
The statue is divided into 5 zones. Out of these only three zones are made accessible to the public. The first zone is from the base to Patel’s shine. This zone itself has three levels, one for the exhibition, one for mezzanine and one for the roof. Zone one also has a museum and a memorial garden.
World’s Tallest Statue
The second zone reaches to Patel’s thigh and the third zone extends to view the gallery up to 153 meters. Zone four is kept as the maintenance zone and the last, fifth zone is the statue’s head and the shoulder.
The museum of zone one portrays the life of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and his contributions to the country. It has adjoining audio and visual gallery which shows a 15-minute presentation on Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and about the tribal culture of the state. The gallery in zone three can hold up to 200 people at a time.
Thus the Statue of Unity Tent City is a great place to be visited.