Here are the guidance how to reach statue of unity, fees, timings and what to see nearby and make perfect trip. Reach to Statue of Unity by Car and Bus from Ahmadabad and other destinations. Full details and guidance given below.
Statue of unity 210 Kms far from Ahmedabad. You can reach easily by Car. Apart from statue of unity, you can visit near by places and complete 1 day trip from Ahmedabad to statue of unity. There are many places like Poicha Swaminarayan Temple, Zarwani Waterfall and Many more places which you can cover during the trip.
On 27th August 2019, it was awarded by TIME’s World’s Greatest Places 2019
Entry Fees at Statue of Unity
There are various fees which you need to pay white travelling. I have mentioned the fees based on 20th August 2019.
Express Tickets – 1000 Rs
This is express ticket and it does not requires to stand in queue.
This Ticket includes all tickets which is available in Option B
Type C (Less Popular)
60 Rs/Child (3 to 15 Years)
Note : This ticket need additional bus Ticket of 30 Rs.
Valley of Flowers, Museum & Audio Visual Gallery, Sardar Sarovar Dam
Type B. Most Preferred :
230 Rs/Child (3 to 15 Years)
Valley of Flowers,
Audio Visual Gallery,
Sardar Sarovar Dam,
Type D (Never use)
Bus Service Only
Important Notes :
There are many Tickets Counter available with facilities from Parking to Enteance. There are also options to purchase tickets from online. If online tickets not available, you can purchase from counter anytime.
For online booking please visit this official site https://www.soutickets.in
Timings of Statue of Unity
Ticketing at Shrestha Bharat Bhawan / Swagat Kaksh /Partima Hotel
If you are planning to take ticket from ticket counter instead of Online. There are 2 places from where you can get tickets. From Parking (6 km before Statue of Unity) and other is from the Swagat Kaksh at the site. Please check timing here.
7:30 AM to 5:00 PM
SOU Ticket Center
7:30 AM to 5:30 PM
7:30 AM to 7:30 PM
Statue of Unity, Viewing Gallery, Museum and Hotel
Remain Open from
8 AM to 6 PM
Notes: Parking is 6 km before the Statue so Buses are options to reach at statue from Parking. There are 60 buses running and each bus has guide who will give information about surrounding and statue of unity.
Viewing Gallery / Observation deck
Remain closed on
How to reach Statue of unity
It is located far from the major city, due to that it does not have direct Rail and Air connectivity. Still you can reach there by following options
Option 1 – By Government Buses
Recently GSRTC (Gujarat State Road Transport Services) operated buses To and From Statue of Unity from Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Dabhoi, Surat, Rajpipla and Ankleshwar. Here I have put down the timetable and price fare based on 1st February 2019. I suggest to book online or check availability before going using this website http://gsrtc.in/site/index.html
Timetable & Ticket prices from Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat, Ankleshwar, Rajpipla and Dabhoi
Timetable & Ticket prices from Statue of Unity to Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat, Ankleshwar, Rajpipla and Dabhoi
Other option is – Nearest towns are Kevadiya Colony (2 kms), Rajpipla (25 kms) so take bus to Kevadiya or Rajpipla (as it has more frequency). From rajpipla, you can hire rickshaw/car on sharing basis or you can get bus to Kevadiya colony every 1.5 hrs
- 25 km from Rajpipla
- 93 km from Bharuch
- 90 km from Vadodara
- 197 km from Ahmedabad
- 154 km from Surat
I personally suggest to use personal vehicle or hire cab because it has many things to see around so it’s comfortable to have hired or owned vehicle
Option 2 – By Car (From Ahmedabad)
We are operating private car from 1 person to 7 persons daily basis except Monday. Please have a look schedule and prices click on this link below (Running all day except Monday)
Option 3 – Tour operator’s Private buses (From Ahmedabad)
Our partner bus service operating daily buses except monday to Statue of unity from Ahmedabad which includes the meals, Tickets and All including. To read more click on this link below
Bus is operating on sharing basis running only Saturday and Sunday. If there are 15+ travelers other day then it can operate in 5+ days prior booking.
How to reach Statue of unity By Air or Rail
Nearest Airports/Railway Stations are Ahmedabad (197 Kms), Surat(154 Kms), Vadodara(95 Kms) and Mumbai (420km) where Ahmedabad & Mumbai are well connected with National and International Flights and Railway networks.
For traveler, I suggest to hire cab from Airport or hotels which is most convenient way of transport.
Work in Progress :
1 – Direct railway till Kevadiya Colony.
2 – Sea Plane to reach statue of unity from Ahmedabad.
Also for the accommodation there is limited options to stay as it is in developing.
Option 1 – Narmada Tent City
There is narmada tent City. You can see online booking here http://narmadatentcity.info/
Option 2 – Ramada Encore
This hotel is located near to sardar sarovar dam and it has all kind of amenities. You can book it from www.makemytrip.com, www.booking.com, www.goibibo.com and their own site http://ramadaencoresou.com/
Option 3 – Narmada Nihar
Other economical hotel near statue of unity is Narmada Nihar. It offeres direct booking as well you can do booking using www.makemytrip.com
Option 4 – Other options
Other alternatives you can get in eco campsite but it required direct booking. If you want for flexible options then I suggest to stay at Vadodara, Rajpipla from there you can get Air, Train, Bus and Local better connectivity.
Please discuss with me to find better staying options. I will guide for that.
Things to do near by Statue of Unity
Statue of Unity located in the middle of the mountain ranges of Vindhyachal and Satpuda with Narmada Valley. So it has lots of attractive natural and manmade places nearby to visit along with Statue.
1 – Helicopter ride near statue of unity
You can enjoy ride in helicopter for 10 minutes and it’s cost is 2,900 RS/person. Starts on 9:30 am to 1 hr before sunset. At a time 7 persons can travel. It’s operating from helipad near statue of Unity. Online Booking details are not available as of now.
- 10 minutes ride – 2900 Rs per person Can carry 7 persons at a time.
- It is started around 10 am and ended at sunset
- It has no facility of online booking so you need to reach helipad near statue of unity and give priority first come first serve basis.
2 – Valley of flower (2 Km) – This is Included in ticket
3 – Sardar sarovar dam (6 km) – This is included in ticket
4 – Shulpaneshwar Wildlife Sanctuary (Zarwani is inside this sanctuary) – 17 Kms (July 15 to November Depending on Rain)
I suggest to go in between August to November to see full flow of water and lush green surroundings.
It has entry fees which is 400 Rs/Car
- Zarwani waterfall (14 km)
- Zarwani eco campsite (16 km)
- Kalbhairav Temple (On the way of Zarwani)
There are many activities are taking place near by statue of Unity. It is expected to launch around 31st October 2019 during Shri Narendra Modi’s visit on completion of 1 year of statue of Unity. Statue of Unity will have activities like Butterfly park, Zoo, River rafting, cycling, adventure parks, cactus garden. I will share its details soon. River rafting and Cycling are started. I am gathering its detailed information.
5 – Rajwant Palace Rajpipla (25 Kms) On the way of Ahmedabad
Rajpipla was the princely state before 1947. It was the prosperous state during that time. If you are really keen in the history and want to explore the era of that time, Must visit this place.
6 – Very beautiful Poicha Swaminarayan temple & Sahjananad Universe (40 km)
Excellent Temple giving wow effect everytime you visit. It is the place located near Narmada river. Beautiful temple, sahjanand universe and many things to see.
7 – Chandod / kuber bhandari (43 km)
Please check Schedule and car hire package from this link