World's Tallest Statue
Sardar Patel’s 182 m Statue of Unity in Gujarat’s Narmada district, which is twice as tall as the Statue of Liberty, has been attracting a mammoth number of tourists within days of its unveiling. Built at a cost of INR 2989 crore, the Statue of Unity was open to public on November 3, and has already seen a footfall of 1.28 lakh tourists till now. A whopping 27000 tourists visited the statue on Saturday, November 10.
The statue got its so-called name owing to the fact that Iron Man Sardar Patel is credited with uniting all 562 princely states in the pre-independent India to build the Republic of India. For quick fact checks, here are some unmissable points.