“Statue of Unity” overtakes “Statue of Liberty”
Ø After its dedication to the Nation on 31st October, 2018, a number of new tourist attractions have been added at Kevadia, which include Jungle Safari, Children Nutrition Park, Cactus Garden, Butterfly Garden, Vishwa Van, Ekta Nursery, Ekta Mall, Ekta Auditorium, EktaDwar, Dino Trail, Arogya Van, Zarvani Eco-tourism, Khalwani Eco-tourism, Budget Accommodation, SardarSarovar Resort, Glow Garden, Decorative Lighting & Illumination, Facilities like River Rafting, Boating, Cycling, Food Court WiFi etc.
Ø These additional tourists’ attractions have led to sharp increase in the daily tourists’ footfall during November, 2019 and with 74% increase over the daily average of the first year i.e. 1st November 2018 to 31st October, 2019, daily average of 15,036 is now registered in the first month of this second year. This has further increased to 22,430 on weekend days. The Statue of Liberty of New York, United States, attracts around 10,000 visitors a day!
Ø Thus Statue of Unity overtakes Statue of Liberty in terms of daily average footfall. It is noteworthy here that Statue of Liberty in US is a 133 years’ old world famous monument, whereas Statue of Unity is just 13 months old.