Gandhinagar, December 4: When State of Unity was inaugurated; the world saw the immense respect India owes to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the man who united India. The 182-metre tall Statue of Unity dedicated to Sardar Patel in Gujarat's Narmada district is becoming one of the country's top tourist spots and is now attracting about 30,000 people every day.
Both Gujarat Chief Secretary JN Singh and the state's Principal Secretary (Tourism) SJ Haider put the figure of daily visitors at the site over the past few days at 30,000. United States Consul-General Edgard Kagan Monday visited the memorial.
The viewing gallery at a height of 153 metres that offers an expansive view of the Sardar Sarovar Dam, the Satpura and Vindhya mountain ranges and other sites. Giving the tourist a glimpse of the ‘Wall of Unity’ which has been created with the earth samples collected from various states across the country. As part of the effort to make the region around the statue a tourist spot, many projects like Valley of Flowers and Tent City have been developed.
Apart from this, adding beauty to the tallest statue of ‘Iron Man’ is the ‘Light and Sound show’ on Sardar Patel in the exhibition hall built at the pedestal of the Statue of Unity. The show will depict the Iron Man of India's fight against British rule. The construction of the statue depicts in detail the reason behind constructing the statue which has attracted tourists making it India’s most visited spot.
The statue, the worlds tallest, located on Sadhu Bet islet on the Sardar Sarovar Dam in Kevadiya, was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 31.