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.
The statue is now attracting about 30,000 people every day. Both Gujarat Chief Secretary J N Singh and the state's Principal Secretary, tourism S J Haider put the figure of daily visitors at the site over the past few days at 30,000.
The statue, the world's tallest, located on Sadhu Bet islet on the Sardar Sarovar Dam in Kevadiya, was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 31st. The United States Consul-General Edgard Kagan also visited the memorial today.
The statue is a tribute to Sardar Patel's role in getting 562 princely states to accede to the Indian Union after Independence. (AIR)