Gujarat’s Kevadia, where Sardar Patel’s Statue of Unity has been drawing more tourists than the Statue of Liberty in the US, has emerged as a family holiday destination of international standard with a children nutrition park, Arogya Van, and camping and river rafting facilities, top officials said.
Described as a ‘must-visit’ place by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the town, nestled amid Satpura and Vindhayachal ranges along the banks of the Narmada river, has a number of small and big tourist spots.
Gujarat’s Additional Chief Secretary Rajiv Gupta, who has been associated with the project since its beginning, said it was the prime minister’s vision to develop this place as a model tourist destination for the entire family.
“Under the guidance of Prime Minister Modi, the town has been developed as a tourist destination for the entire family while preserving its ecology and local heritage,” Gupta told PTI.
He said the main attraction of the town, the Statue of Unity, ideated by Prime Minister Modi himself, attracts more tourists than the Statue of Liberty in the United States.3
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