Statue of Unity now gets more daily visitors than USA’s Statue of Liberty

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In just over a year after its opening, the world’s tallest statueStatue of Unity‘ is more popular than the Statue of Liberty in the US.

The Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Ltd (SSNNL) has confirmed that the daily average tourist footfall at Statue of Unity was 15,036 during November 2019 while the Statue of Liberty attracts around 10,000 daily visitors on average.

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The Statue of Unity (Image Source)

“It is noteworthy that the Statue of Liberty in the US is a 133-year old world-famous monument, whereas the Statue of Unity is just 13 months old,” said SSNNL in a statement.

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The Statue of Unity’s daily average tourist footfall was 8,653 during the first 12 months but it has increased about 74 percent in November.

The Statue of Unity is the statue of India’s first home minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The statue is 182 meters tall and is also the tallest statue in the world. It is located near the Sardar Sarovar Dam on the river Narmada. The Government spent Rs. 2,400 crore in building the statue. This statue was unveiled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Oct. 31, 2018.

As per the data available, a total of 30,90,723 tourists have visited the Statue of Unity till November 30 this year and the place has generated a total of Rs 85.57 crore income.

Apart from the statue, several other things have been added to attract more visitors. These things include Jungle Safari, Children’s Nutrition Park, Cactus Garden, Butterfly Garden, River Rafting, Boating, and several budget accommodation options.

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