Which Statue of Unity Tickets to Choose?

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The Statue of Unity is a must-see architectural wonder, but visiting the world’s tallest statue is not as simple as taking a train to Kevadia, Gujarat.

Dedicated to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the 182-metre-tall statue stands in the heart of a sprawling campus. With over 4.9 acres and dozens of attractions to explore, it can be overwhelming to plan your visit.

We’re here to help! You’ll soon know which tickets to buy for an unforgettable family vacation.

Visiting the Statue of Unity

There are four kinds of entry tickets, each offering different experiences. Bus service is included in all tickets, so you don’t have to worry about walking long distances.

Basic Entry TicketViewing Gallery TicketExpress Entry TicketForeigner Express Entry
Statue of Unity entry
Sardar Sarovar Dam viewpoints
Museum / exhibition hall / audio-visual gallery
Valley of flowers
Light & sound show
Bus service
Viewing gallery
Priority entry (for viewing gallery)
Price for adult (16 and above)₹150₹380₹1,030₹1,530
Price for child (3–15 years)₹90₹230₹1,030₹830

Basic Entry Ticket

This is an affordable option for large families. You’ll get to enjoy the historical museum and interactive audio-visual presentations. You can also relax in the Valley of Flowers or trek up to the Sardar Sarovar Dam viewpoints.However, the Viewing Gallery is not included. Choose this ticket if you’re on a budget or just not interested in the Viewing Gallery.

Price for adult (16 and above): ₹150

Price for child (3–15 years): ₹90

If you love taking in natural landscapes, don’t think twice about grabbing the Viewing Gallery Ticket.

Visitors with this ticket can take elevators to the chest-level of the statue, around 153 metres above the ground. You’ll get all the benefits of the basic entry ticket, plus access to stunning birds-eye views of the Sardar Sarovar Dam and the Vindhya and Satpura mountain ranges.

Price for adult (16 and above): ₹380

Price for child (3–15 years): ₹230

Express Entry Ticket

The campus gets crowded on the weekends and in the peak season, with over ten thousand daily visitors. Instead of waiting insane hours for the Viewing Gallery elevators, you can jump the queue with the Express Entry Ticket.

For some people, waiting in long lines can be difficult or even impossible. Express entry is ideal for disabled people, the elderly, and parents with small children.

Price for adult (16 and above): ₹1,030

Price for child (3–15 years): ₹1,030

Foreigner Express Entry Ticket

This ticket offers all the benefits of the Express Entry Ticket for international tourists. You’ll get to experience everything from the beautiful Valley of Flowers to the mesmerising views from the Viewing Gallery, all without standing in a long queue.

Price for adult (16 and above): ₹1,530

Price for child (3–15 years): ₹830

Planning Your Day at the Statue of Unity

Whether you’re here for the gardens or the adrenaline spikes, there’s something here for everyone. Make sure to plan your visit in advance, so you don’t miss out on the best attractions.

Soak in the Views

If you’re a person who lives for picture-perfect landscapes, you’ll definitely want a Viewing Gallery Ticket. Take in the panoramic splendour of the Sardar Sarovar Dam during sunset—or book a helicopter ride for an aerial view.

When night falls, walk along the river, explore the unique lights in the Unity Glow Garden, and sit back to enjoy the light and sound show.

TimingsPrice for Adult (16 and Above)Price for Child (3–15 Years)
Viewing gallery8 am to 6 pmIncluded in 
-Viewing gallery ticket
-Express entry ticket
-Foreigner express entry ticket
Included in 
-Viewing gallery ticket
-Express entry ticket
-Foreigner express entry ticket
Sardar Sarovar Dam viewpoints8 am to 6 pmIncluded in all ticketsIncluded in all tickets
Light & sound show7:30 pm onwardsIncluded in all ticketsIncluded in all tickets
Helicopter ride9:30 am to one hour before sunset₹2,900₹2,900
Unity glow garden8 pm to 10 pm₹100₹50
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Chase Adventure

Get your heart pumping with a river rafting adventure with your friends at Khalwani. If getting sprayed with cold water is not your thing, choose a guided cycling tour of the campus. Try out electric kick scooters, or test your agility with a tandem bicycle for couples.

There’s nothing like sinking into your cosy hotel bed after a long day of pushing your body to its limits.

TimingsPrice for Adult (16 and Above)Price for Child (3–15 Years)
River rafting8 am to 3 pm₹1,000 (14–55 years)₹1,000 (14 years and above)
Riverfront cycling6 am to 8 pm₹250₹250
Riverfront couple cycling6 am to 8 pm₹400₹400
Riverfront electric cycling6 am to 8 pm₹400₹400
Electric kick scooter riverfront tour8 am to 6 pm₹320₹320 (13 years and above)
Electric kick scooter mini tour8 am to 6 pm₹200₹200 (13 years and above)
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Learn Something New

Turn the world into your schoolroom with these educational experiences! The museum offers a deep-dive into Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel contributions to the nation. Kids will enjoy the audio-visual gallery and the interactive presentations.

History is not the only subject on offer. The Children Nutrition Park is a mini theme park that teaches children about good nutrition and encourages them to eat healthy.

TimingsPrice for Adult (16 and Above)Price for Child (3–15 Years)
Museum / exhibition hall / audio-visual gallery8 am to 6 pmIncluded in all ticketsIncluded in all tickets
Children Nutrition Park10 am to 6:30 pm₹200₹125

Befriend the Wildlife

If you adore your animal friends, the Pets Zone was made for you. You’ll get to pet and cuddle with all kinds of tame animals, from sheep and ducks to ferrets and cockatoos. The Jungle Safari at Sardar Patel Zoological Park will let you glimpse the kings and queens of the jungle in their natural habitat.

TimingsPrice for Adult (16 and Above)Price for Child (3–15 Years)
Sardar Patel zoological park (jungle safari)8 am to 6 pm (last entry at 5 pm)₹200₹125
Pets zone9 am to 1 pm (last entry at 12 pm)

3 pm to 6 pm (last entry at 5 pm)
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Immerse in Nature

Take a tour of Earth’s natural beauty with these themed gardens. You don’t have to be a plant-lover to enjoy the fresh air, lush green hillside gardens, and unique installations.

There are hundreds of plant species to discover, from cacti to medicinal plants. And there’s nothing like getting lost in the Maze Garden for reconnecting with nature.

The hop-on hop-off Khalwani to Zarwani Eco Tourism Bus Tour is a convenient and affordable way to explore most of these gardens. The bus tickets include access to the Aarogya Van, Ekta Nursery, Vishwa Van, Butterfly Garden, and more.

TimingsPrice for Adult (16 and Above)Price for Child (3–15 Years)
Valley of flowers8 am to 6 pmIncluded in all ticketsIncluded in all tickets
Cactus and butterfly garden8 am to 6 pm₹60₹40
Vishwa Van8 am to 6:45 pm₹30₹20
Maze Garden9 am to 6 pm (last entry at 5 pm)₹100₹50
Miyawaki Forest9 am to 6 pm (last entry at 5 pm)₹50₹30
Ekta nursery8 am to 6 pm₹50₹30
Arogya Van8 am to 6 pm (last entry at 5 pm)₹50₹30
Khalwani to Zarwani eco tourism bus tour8 am to 5 pm (last entry at 4 pm)₹400₹350
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Embrace the River

If you can’t get enough of the Narmada River, maybe that’s your sign to spend the day on the water. Take a boat ride through Khalwani Lake and Panchmuli Lake, enjoying the lush riverbanks and glimpses of the Shoolpaneshwar Wildlife Sanctuary. You can also have dinner on board the Ekta Cruise.

TimingsPrice for AdultPrice for Child
Ekta cruise (day cruise)9 am to 5:20 pm₹413 (13 years and above)₹207 (6–12 years)
Ekta cruise (dinner cruise)5:30 pm to 9:30 pm₹1,416 (13 years and above)₹708 (6–12 years)
Sardar Sarovar Nauka Vihar (boating)9:30 am to 5:30 pm₹413 (6 years and above)Free (below 5 years)
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Booking Your SoU Tickets

The Statue of Unity is open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 8 am to 6 pm. Note that the campus will be closed on Mondays for maintenance.

Online Tickets

The easiest way to buy tickets is through the Statue of Unity’s official website. You can also book tickets on the Statue of Unity app on iPhone or Android

The website offers information about timings and closed days. If you face any problem, you can email support@soutickets.in or call 1800 233 6600 from 8 am to 6 pm.

Offline Tickets

You can get tickets for the same day from the booking counters. Be prepared to pay with your debit or credit card, as cash might not be accepted.

Tickets are available at these locations from 7:30 am to 5 pm:

  • Shrestha Bharat Bhawan (Near Ramada Encore)
  • Swagat Sthal (Tourist Information Centre)
  • Statue of Unity Ticketing Centre (Inside SoU Complex)

Ticket Cancellation and Refunds

It’s easy to cancel your online tickets. As long as you give reasonable notice, you’ll receive a refund within 7–14 working days. Please note you can’t cancel offline tickets or partially cancel the booking.

These are the refund categories:

Number of Days Before VisitAmount Refunded
4 or more days100%
2 to 4 days80%
2 days50%
Same dayNo refund


With this abundance of choice, you’re sure to find your favourite attraction near the Statue of Unity. We hope this article helped you decide which tickets to buy to make the most of your holiday!

About Rohit

An architect by profession, Rohit Agarwal is a curious traveller, seeking out the minutest detail about the places he travels to, and that’s what one will find in his writings. His writings have appeared in various blogs, he’s currently trying to bring forth as many different places a traveller who shares the same level of curiosity like him would like to visit through his writings.

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