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Tent City Narmada
Accommodation in Cottages
- It has different categories of beautifully designed Tents suitable for all seasons of the year.
- Beautifully surrounded by Hills, Forest and Lake.
- Just 200 Meter distance from Biggest lake near Sardar Sarovar Dam. Witnessing sunrise/sunset & boating here is wooow experience.
Packages & Rates Range
- We have 1 Night & 2 Nights & 3 nights Packages to suite requirement of every visitor.
- Our Packages include meals (Vegetarian), Stay, Cultural Activities, Resort Amenities, Sightseeing tickets, etc. You can chose suitable package for you.
- Per night Package rate starts with 6,000+GST including Breakfast &10,500+GST including all meals and sightseeing tickets, Per Couple.
Facilties we provide
- Conference Hall
- Swimming Pool
- Multicuisine Pure Veg Food
- Free parking
- Free Wi-fi
- Cultural Program
- Sightseeing tickets Included
- Bicycles, Indoor Games & Recreation Facilities
Statue of Unity Tent City 1
Accommodation in Cottages
- It has different categories of beautifully designed Cottages cum tents for memorable, comfortable and relaxing stay.
- Surrounded by Hills, Forest and Lake.
- Lake facing cottages are great experience for nature lovers.
Packages & Rates Range
- We have 1 Night 2 Nights & 3 Nights Packages to suite requirement of every visitor. There is no option to book without these packages.
- Our Packages include All meals (Vegetarian), Stay, Resort Amenities and sightseeing in our AC Coach.
- Package rate starts with 11,000+GST, 22,000+GST & 33,000+GST for 1 Night, 2 Nights & 3 Nights packages respectively, for a couple.
Facilties we provide
- Swiming pool
- Multifunction Hall
- Free Wi-fi
- Free parking
- Pick up & Drop from Railway Stations
- Sightseeing by Tent City Coach
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Attractions & Experience
Statue of Unity
The Statue of Unity is the world’s tallest statue with a whopping height of 182 metres. Behold an architectural marvel that is more than just a statue, nestling exhibition hall, viewing gallery and even a large lift inside it. Surrounded by mountains, rivers and dam, the Statue of Unity is one of the finest places to visit not only in Gujarat, but also India.
River rafting is undoubtedly one of the most enthralling and physically demanding adventure sports in the world. Narmada, the largest west flowing river in the country, and the lifeline of millions has now ushered in the thrilling experience for the adventure enthusiasts who can now enjoy river rafting in 5 km. stretch with whirlpools, rapids and many turns which provide an exciting and unforgettable rafting experience for the first time in Gujarat. Hon’ble Chief Minister of Gujarat, Shri Vijay Rupani, launched the state’s first ever river rafting on August 17, 2019 at Khalwani situated in Kevadia near Statue of Unity and Sardar Sarovar Dam on river Narmada. The adrenaline rush and the excitement experienced while riding and tumbling down the waters of fast flowing Narmada river across boulder strewn bed is simply unmatched by any other sport. So be embraced by the thrills of rafting, as there are as many as 6 rapids through the channel of Narmada. This river rafting activity has become possible at Khalwani in Kevadia, due to regular release of 600 cusec flow of water from the Sardar Sarovar Dam. The deciduous site surrounded by hillocks and the Narmada flowing by, is unhindered by any human interventions. This is an ideal camping and hiking site. The nearby Shoolpaneshwar Sanctuary is a treasure trove for wildlife enthusiasts and the growing popularity of the Statue of Unity immensely adds to the tourism potential.
Sardar Sarovar Dam
One of the 30 dams planned on river Narmada, Sardar Sarovar Dam (SSD) is the largest structure. The foundation stone of the project was laid out by Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru on 5 April 1961. It is reckoned as one of the largest dams in the world and India’s third highest concrete dam, a large hydraulic engineering project comprising construction of a series of large irrigation and hydroelectric multi-purpose dams on the Narmada River.
Sardar Sarovar Nauka Vihar
Gujarat State Forest Development Corporation Ltd. (GSFDC) has initiated Boat ride in Dyke-3 known as Panchmuli Lake in Kevadia as a part of eco-tourism activity. Boating facility has been developed with the help of an external professional entity. Tourists coming to Kevadia are also enjoying the pristine nature with this boat ride. Total duration of each ride is for 45 minutes and in a day eight rides are operationalized by the operator. This ride takes you to the waters of dyke-4 as well as the entire waterbody is surrounded by lush green forests. Ecosystem around the lake is very rich in flora and fauna. This Boating facility has become a popular spot for the tourists. Panchmuli lake is definitely a worthwhile visit with your family or friends. What sets this apart is its location -set in middle of a forest grove. So have fun and enjoy your time on the water at beautiful Panchmuli Lake!
Valley of flowers
The Valley of Flowers (also known as Bharat Van), is spread across 24 acres of land and is a haven for colourful flowering plants along the bank of river Narmada. The Valley of Flower began with 48,000 plants in 2016 and has now reached up to 22,00,000 plants. Besides the parks, several photo booths and selfie points have been developed to take back fond memories of the visit. The spot resembles a rainbow of flowers setup on earth. Soak into the wonders of nature with 5 unique thematic parks like Garden of Senses, Panchatva Garden, Green Energy and Upcycling Park, Sardar Park, Adventure Park and the popular Butterfly Garden, which was launched by Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. More than 300 types of flowers are grown in this garden. A right blend of ornamental flowers, trees, shrubs, herbs, climbers and creepers are planted along with various shades of foliage, which forms the green cover in this area. The amalgamation of these species makes this small area enchanting, flamboyant and intriguing. The picturesque site and an enthralling view of the Statue of Unity certainly captivate the visitors always. This vibrant landscape is also a site for a charismatic flower show every winters.
The Cactus Garden
The Cactus Garden is a unique botanical garden at the Statue of Unity site, created to exhibit a huge variety of Cacti and succulents, the true miracles of adaptation. The thought behind the development of the cactus garden is to provide an experience of the desert ecosystem in the midst of a landmass well entrenched in an aquatic surrounding. There are 6 lakh plants of 450 species spread across 25 acres of open land and inside the dome having an area of 836 square metres. A Spectacle Galore: A grand architectural greenhouse, is an ecological habitat of nearly 450 national and international species of cacti and succulent plants. These cacti and succulent species represent their origin in 17 countries of the world mainly from North & South America and African continents. Beautiful rockery showcases distinct flora in its richness. The garden is a ravishing landscape of colourful cacti and succulent plants and also an educational and learning opportunity for students and enthusiasts to explore the nature’s wisdom. Origination: It is believed that all succulent plants evolved from other related plants growing in a normal environment by adaptation to changing climatic condition of their habitat, especially the irregularity and amount of rainfall. Most of the cacti are American in origin and distributed over vast areas particularly in warm and dry regions. Salient Features of Cactus Garden: Solar panel of 8 KW Nursery for producing succulents and grafted cacti Erosion control blankets installed for preventing soil erosion Species & Plants at Cactus Garden: Total Number of plants: 6.0 lacs Cactus Plants: 1.9 lacs Succulent Plants: 1.6 lacs Ornamental Plants: 2.5 lacs
A state-of-art zoological park with unique collection of indigenous and exotic animals and birds from the various biogeographic regions of the world, is located at the picturesque hills near the tallest statue of the world “The Statue of Unity” and “The Sardar Sarovar Dam” at Kevadia. This zoo will take you through an adventurous and exciting trip of watching wildlife, enjoying scenic beauty of the hills and entertaining experiences of a lifetime. The Jungle Safari covers 375 acres at seven different levels ranging from an altitude or elevation of 29 metres to 180 metres, on the right bank of the Narmada River, near Statue of Unity. The park is a home to more than 186 species of fauna, covering various biomes of Africa, Australia, Asia and America. Visitors will also be able to spot India’s endangered species, which includes the magnificent big cats such as Asiatic Lion, Royal Bengal Tiger and Leopard. The safari route has been designed such, that the visitors can view animal activities, spot reptiles and watch birds. Exciting Features: This Jungle Safari is an adventure ride, which gives an opportunity to explore the unexplored trails and untouched natural horizons. Clusters have been designed to house the animals’ continent-wise namely Australia, Africa and South America. The significant feature of this park is that, the visitors can see animals in an open environment and the forest will provide the effect of a Jungle Safari kind of tour. The undulating terrain of Vindhya hills makes it an ideal abode for the creatures here. Another highlight is the walk through Aviary, harbouring the finest of indigenous birds. Here the visitors can walk amidst of the birds specific to varied habitats, which have been created simulating the natural habitat of each of the species. The view will not be obstructed by the bars of the cages. It has two aviaries housing large number of birds. These aviaries, constructed as geodesic domes are among the largest geodesic domes in India (Indian Aviary is 150 meters long, 50 meters wide and 15 meters high & Exotic Aviary is 125 meters long, 35 meters wide and 15 meters high). Each of the enclosures has been specifically enriched, so as to keep the animal active and vigorous. The safari route has been designed to enable visitors observe animals, reptiles and birds in near-natural surroundings. Additional key feature is the landscaping that soothes the senses of all. Even the landscaping inside enclosures is in tandem with the original habitat of the animals and birds. More for Edutainment & One-On-One Encounters: The main focus of the park is to provide education of the rich bio-diversity of our planet, as well as a recreational place for all. Experience meeting the big wild cats. Enjoy the roaring of lions and the elegant stride of the tigers and leopards on the prowl. Fly high (Indian bird species) Take a walk through the raised walkway of the Fly High Aviary and enjoy seeing the colourful birds like Red Jungle Fowl, Partridge, Pelican, Ibis, Parrots and many more. Wings of the World (Exotic Birds) A unique experience with exotic birds like Macaw, Cockatoo, Pheasants, Black Swan, Grey Parrot, Cape Crowned Crane and more colours from South America, Australia, South East Asia and Africa and other parts of the globe. Meet the Herbivores – Black Bucks, White Bucks, Spotted Deer, Sambar, Four Horned Antelopes, Chinkaras, Blue Bulls etc. in their beautiful green hilly surroundings. Natural Preservation – Fascinating view indeed: Experience the wonderful wildlife like Giraffe, Zebra, Meer Cat, Ostrich from Africa, Wallaby and Emu from Australia and many more animals from across the world. Other Attractions: – Birding Trail and Waterfall Trail – Walk down the riverside Birding Trail and Waterfall Trail to enjoy the forest Feel. – Wild Feast and Jungle café – Dine and enjoy and treat yourself with variety of delicious food and beverages. – Zoo Store (The Souvenir Arcade) – A beautiful souvenir shop to buy souvenirs to carry back home as gifts and remember the wonderful time that you have spent at the zoo. – The Green Hills – The zoo is located in the beautiful hills near the dam. You can enjoy the scenic beauty of the hills surrounding the zoo.
The Butterfly Garden along the banks of Narmada river, makes it an attractive spot to appreciate the assortment of these flying jewels. The garden harbours more than 70 species of butterflies. The garden is covering 10 acres of area with 150 species of nectar plants and larval host plants. Special care has been taken in the landscaping of the park to support the diversity of butterfly species. The Butterfly Garden has been developed in a way to create an environment that attracts butterflies and gives them a habitat to proliferate. Since butterflies feed on the nectar of flowers, there are hundreds of flowering plants that will provide them with food. There are also suitable places for them to lay eggs and host plants for caterpillars to thrive. Walk through this beautifully designed park to get close view of stunning butterflies. Things to do at Butterfly Garden:
- Explore different butterfly species that inhabits the garden.
- Identify the plant species and learn about their unique features.
- Observe the preferences of each species for its specific nectar plant and larval host plant.
- Look for the species gathering around the puddling area and certain sap/alkaloid producing plants.
Ekta Mall The very name Ekta Mall, symbolises unity in diversity, a hallmark of Indian culture. Here at Ekta Mall, handlooms, handicrafts and traditional textile showrooms as been opened from various states of India have come together to promote Indian Handicratfs, at a location that stands for unity and national integration. The Mall is spread over 35,000 square feet area. It is a one-stop-shop for a relaxing shopping experience rooted in the vitality and diversity of India’s traditional textiles and artisanal handicrafts. Built in a 2-storey building, 20 emporias have been commissioned and each emporium represents a specific state of India. It is the right platform for retailing handicrafts and handlooms, integral to rural employment and social development of artisanal clusters in our country. SOU Souvenir Shop Visitors can carry back with them several memories of their visit by buying mementos in the form of caps, t-shirts, Statue of Unity replica, pens, key chains, and note books, which are available at the Souvenir Shop located near the Statue of Unity and also at several other places at Kevadia.
Unity Glow Garden
The evenings around the Statue of Unity in Kevadia are illuminated with attractive and vibrant lights now, as the Unity Glow Garden, a unique theme park has been developed with a glimmering array of installations, figures and optical illusions. There are many botanical and various animals and birds and LED fountain inspired with glowing lights on display to welcome all tourists to experience the joy of night tourism. It has earned the title of being a popular destination park already, as more and more tourists are pouring in to experience the beauty of Kevadia at night. This was intended to create a zone that gave different feel and ambience in the evenings and enable night-tourism to flourish in the vicinity of Statue of Unity.
Zarwani Eco – Tourism
If you are looking for absolute tranquility and serenity in the midst of nature, then one of the best places to visit is Zarvani. The place offers all aspects of nature – from lush green trees to invigorating rivulets. Zarvani offers the weary city dweller a chance to refresh themselves and also get away from the daily grind of a city life. The place also offers an opportunity for a trek which will revitalize the mental and physical faculties in the lap of Mother Nature. Zarvani Waterfalls – Zarvani, situated amidst the Satpuda mountain range, is a popular spot among tourists and nature lovers from Gujarat. It flourishes to its full grandeur in monsoon when the waterfall attracts lots of tourists. Zarvani village is situated near the Narmada dam in Narmada District and is a part of the Shoolpaneshwar Wildlife Sanctuary which has been declared as an Eco-tourism site. The place provides ample opportunities for eco-tourism owing to its immense aesthetic beauty. To the mind and body of a weary tourist, the sparkling water of the fall in the middle of a lush green forest is a transformational experience to the medieval ages. The water is actually so clean that one can see through and spot small fishes at the bottom. Local guides are available at the site. Adventure Park: Apart from the splendid waterfall, the eco-tourism campsite and the allied treks in the jungle, the major attraction is the Adventure Park near the falls. This is a must visit place for the thrill-seekers! Some of the activities here include: High rope structure with Continuous Belay System – From this tower the thirteen activities are operational for the tourists – Low Rope Activities, High Rope Activities, Foot print, Hanging Hedge, Horizontal log, Geometry, Board walking, Zigzag, Stirrup, Rope window, Horizontal board walking, Cross log, Rail road. Multi event tower – The height of the tower is 50 feet so from this tower the four activities are operating for the tourist are: Two-Way Zip lining, Free Jump, Artificial Rappelling wall, Artificial Climbing Wall. Relax & Rejuvenate at the Herbal Spa – Another natural health and healing feature of the locality is a herbal spa centre. The Herbal Spa Centre has been made here to have specialized healings and remedies. One can find total rejuvenation with Herbal Steam Bath, Rasayan Chikitsa, Spinal Bath and Therapeutic Massages. The employees at the spa have been specially trained in Kerala for such treatments. PECULIAR FAUNA THAT CAN BE EXPECTED IN THE TRAILS AROUND ZARVANI Animals: Sloth Bear, Leopard, Hyena, Rusty-spotted Cat, Giant Flying Squirrel, Indian Grey Wolf, Palm Civet, Small Indian Civet, Ruddy Mongoose, White-tailed Wood Rat, Four-horned Antelope, Barking Deer, Wild Boar, Rhesus Macaque, Common Langur and Porcupine. Birds: Grey Hornbill, Paradise Flycatcher, Greater Racket-tailed Drongo, Black-hooded Oriole, Malabar Whistling Thrush, Orange-headed Thrush, Velvet-fronted Nuthatch, Jerdon’s Leaf Bird, Great Tit, Yellow Tit, Brown-hawk Owl, Indian Eagle Owl, Eurasian Scops Owl, Mottled Wood Owl, Crested Serpent Eagle, Changeable Hawk Eagle, Black Eagle, Oriental Turtle Dove, Indian Pitta, Alexandrine Parakeet, Grey Jungle Fowl, Red Spurfowl. ACTIVITIES AT ZARVANI ECO-TOURISM SITE Bird-watching excursions Butterfly Trails Entomological Explorations Ethnic Cuisine Adventure Park Herbal Spa
Khalwani Eco- Tourism
Khalwani Eco-Tourism is located near the Dyke -4, along the bank of a perennial stream fed by the waters released from the Godbole Gate. The area is surrounded by hillocks bearing typical deciduous forests of this area. The chirping of birds, the flowing waters of Narmada, the undulating terrain and the various shades of green foliage makes this place ideal for camping and hiking. The proximity of Shoolpaneshwar Sanctuary will hold sway for wildlife enthusiasts. For accommodation tree house and tents are available. It has various facilities like children play area, campfire zone, amphitheatre, nursery, painting kits with herbal colours for children, nature education etc. There would be several activities for tourists such as: Bird-watching: A Birding Trail is made, passing through different stretches along the stream and mountains. Breakfast with Butterflies: The forest is home to more than 100 species of butterflies, the flying jewels. Plantation of larval host plants and nectar source plants are done around the campsite. The visitors enjoy with them right at their doorsteps. Tree Walk: It is a forest trail that covers the majority of the floral diversity of the landscape and it is an attraction for botany enthusiasts to study and supplement their knowledge. Cycling: Bicycles are made available to move along the specified forest tracks. Visitors will have an adrenaline rush through activities like River Rafting, Trekking, Rock Climbing, botanical exploration and Selfie on Burma Bridge. They can also acquaint themselves to the tribal culture by tasting Tribal Tea/Herbal Kava, juices from local fruits like Jamun, Amla, Imli, Mango etc. and authentic tribal food. Visitors can get a first-hand knowledge of apiary, poultry, pottery, archery and painting using herbal colours. Nature lovers can become Forest Conservators and celebrate days of national & international importance pertaining to nature & environment at the campsite, get hands-on training at nursery & tree plantation, training in seed-ball making and conduct nature education camps.
From prehistoric times, humans have realised the importance of medicinal plants. Modern as well as traditional medicinal systems like Ayurveda, since ancient times, have been using herbs to maintain health, for wellness treatments and therapies like massages, curing certain conditions and preventive treatments. Recognising the importance of these medicinal plants, Arogya Van (Herbal Garden) is developed near Statue of Unity, which is spread over an area of about 17 acres. Arogya Van exhibits a wide range of medicinal plants and health-related landscapes. The aim of this attraction at kevadia, is to raise awareness about the important role played by plants in the wellness of human beings. Emphasis is also laid on Yoga, Ayurveda and Meditation for being an integral part of a person’s well-being. The entry gate of Arogya Van has all 12 postures of Surya Namaskar of human size, to emphasise on the importance of yoga, which is to be practiced daily for healthy living. Digital information centre has been set-up to acknowledge visitors and make them understand the heritage and the importance of medicinal plants in our day to day life. The key highlight at Arogya Van is the ‘Aushadh Manav.’ This is a giant three dimensional layout of a human body in a resting posture. Each human organ is represented by a medicinal plant which is beneficial for that particular organ. So these plants are planted on the specific part of the body to make the visitors understand the specific plants used for therapeutic treatment of that particular organ. There are five gardens inside Arogya Van – Garden of Colours, Aroma Garden, Yoga Garden, Alba Garden and Leutea Garden. Indoor plants section has been created to spread awareness regarding the importance of interior landscape. Interior landscaping plays a vital role in providing a pleasant and tranquil environment in which one can walk and relax. It is a semi covered fabricated structure. Also to explore the wisdom of traditional healing in its true form at Arogya Van, Gujarat Forest Department has joined hands with Santhigiri Ashram from Kerala, an organization with more than 60 years of experience in the ancient treatment systems of Ayurveda, Siddha & Yoga. This venture caters to a holistic healthcare based on Ayurveda, Siddha, Panchakarma, Yoga, Marma & Naturopathy to the visitors from India and abroad. Therefore, come and experience the true traditional treatments at the serene atmosphere of Narmada valley at Arogya Van-Santhigiri Wellness Centre. This Arogya Van-Santhigiri Wellness Centre or Arogya Kutir provides therapeutic remedies and treatments like Dhara, Snehapanam, Sirovasti, Pizhichil, Udavarthanam, Marmachitiksa, Nasyam, karnapooranam, Tharpanam, Njavarrakizhi, Herbal Stream Bath, Rasayanchikitsa, Spinal Bath and Therapeutic Massages which are very popular in Kerala. While walking through this Arogya Van rather herbal garden, music is played to offer typical tropical forest surroundings.
It is a Global Forest and offers a natural aesthetic beauty. The thought of Vishwa Van was conceptualized by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, who after guiding the construction of Statue of Unity in just 46 months, envisioned the integrated development of Kevadia on the theme of Unity in diversity. Vishwa Van (a Global Forest) is home to herbs, shrubs and trees native to all 7 continents signifying the underlying theme of ‘Unity in Bio-diversity’ in global context as well. Vishwa Van symbolizes the life sustaining potion of forests in the context of all life forms in the planet. Vishwa Van has a diverse assemblage of flora representing every continent of the world. The vegetation is arranged in a way to resemble the natural forest of a particular zone. The motive is to educate the visitors about biogeography – the study of distribution of species and ecosystems in geographic space. The differences or similarities in the floral diversity can certainly be attributed to the continental drift phenomenon, which is attempted here. Planning and Implementation: Vishwa Van has an area of 5 acres, situated next to the Statue of Unity. The wavy borders of the blocks representing the continents are shaped to represent the outlines of continent’s map and are painted similar to the colours of the Olympic rings, specific to each continent. Self-explanatory signage elucidating the concept and associated information about the flora have been positioned at appropriate locations. Abodes of Dwellers- Structures representing the traditional abodes of dwellers from remotest corners of the world have been created here with a view to introducing visitors with their living. Such edifices at the sites are -Fiji House – Bure: Bure is the Fijian word for a wood-and-straw hut. Traditionally, ethnic Fijians live in two types of houses; a vale was the family house, while men’s houses (where circumcised males of the clan met, ate, and slept) were known as Bures. -Bali House: The Balinese traditional house follows a strict ancient architectural guide which is a product of a blend of Hindu and Buddhist beliefs, fused with Austronesian animism, resulting in a house that is “in harmony” with the law of the cosmos of Balinese Hinduism. -African-Louisiana Conference Area: The beauty of the concept lies in the conglomeration of traditional houses in Africa with those of the orthodox designs from Louisiana. It’s a blend of aesthetic architectures of both the continents. -Maloca House: This structure is inspired from the traditional house of the indigenous Marubo tribe of Brazil. A Maloca is an ancestral long house used by indigenous people of the Amazon, notably in Colombia and Brazil. -Pagoda: A Pagoda is a tiered tower with multiple eaves, built in traditions originating as Stupa in historic South Asia and further developed in East Asia with respect to those traditions. A Souvenir shop, to take along the memories, has been setup. These shops are run by tribal self-help groups, which contributes to their livelihood.
RAJASAURUS NARMADENSIS – THE DINOSAUR NATIVE TO NARMADA VALLEY Recent excavations in the Narmada valley, have revealed that Rajasaurus Narmadensis, an endemic species of dinosaur, was existing in the Narmada valley during Cretaceous period [also known as the ‘K-period’]. The K-period spanned between Jurassic period (145 million years ago) and Paleogene Period (66 million years ago). In the History – Rajasaurus Narmadensis is a species of carnivorous abelisaurid theropod dinosaur from the late Cretaceous of India. Not many of us are aware that India was once a home to a number of dinosaurs from the early Triassic to the late Cretaceous. Gujarat is one of the few states of India that contains a wealth of dinosaur fossilized remains. Rajasaurus is a genus of carnivorous abelisaurid theropod dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of India, containing one species – Rajasaurus Narmadensis. The bones were excavated from the Lameta Formation (a sedimentary rock formation found in Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, and Maharashtra, India) in the Gujarat state of Western India, probably inhabiting what is now the Narmada River Valley. A replica of the endemic dinosaur with the distinctive horn is created and exhibited for the visitors. The replica is about three times the estimated–original size; it measures 75 feet in length and 25 feet in height. This offers the visitors a glimpse into the evolution of the planet and mankind and is an attempt to create public awareness regarding the wealth of ancient flora and fauna of this area.
Zarwani & Khalwani cycling tour
Zip through hilly terrains and winding roads and experience aesthetic beauty of Vindhyachal & Satpuda on Two Wheels. A cycling tour presents a unique way of discovering a region. Take Kevadia for instance – this place offers all aspects of nature – from lush green mountain forests to invigorating rivulets, the region offers scenic beauty, exquisite flora and fauna and an oozing dose of culture. And to explore all this on a cycle is a sure-shot ingredient for an unforgettable travel experience. TOUR-DE-KHALWANI Tour Intensity: It’s a family friendly tour which would include small frame kids’ cycle, Tandem cycles for couples and the regular cycles for adventure enthusiasts Total Travel Distance: 14 Kilometers The Tour duration: 3 hours, the tour will be valid for 365 days Tour Timings: 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm & 3:00 pm to 6:00pm Track Details: Rolling terrain offering picturesqueviews Tour Capacity: 30 guests per trip Inclusions: Non geared bicycle Facilities Enroute: Drinking water, fruits, tea, light refreshments Other Offerings: 1 Lead Tour guide, 1 float escort & 1 tour escort following the riding enthusiasts till the end of the ride Pricing: 350/- per guest (capacity 20) & Tandem Cycle for couple ride Rs. 550/- (Max capacity 05 couples) Starting Point: Sardar Sarovar Dam Parking (View Point 01) Tickets Closing before 15 minutes: For 12:00 noon to 3:00pm closure is 11:45am & For 3:00pm to 6:00pm closure is 2:45pm
Children Nutrition park
Children Nutrition Park is a Unique Theme Park envisioned and inspired by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, which has been developed, as a part of Kevadia Integrated Development. It provides a high quality entertainment and vital knowledge to the children on healthy eating habits and nutritional values based on the theme of “SAHI POSHAN DESH ROSHAN.” Entire park is designed and implemented for the benefits of the children and extensive use of state of the art technology is being made, which gives a fascinating experience to the children visiting the park. Children Nutrition Park is constructed in close proximity to the Statue of Unity- World’s Tallest Statue and near Sardar Sarovar Dam in Kevadia. The main feature of this park is the Nutri Train. The train runs on a 600 meters long track and take children to various stations. NUTRITIOUS STATIONS: Nutri Train ride also has provision for differently abled children with space for wheelchair. The train starts from Ekta Junction station where the mascot of the park, Mangoshbhai welcomes them, briefing them about the park. Each station on the route is designed to make children aware of various facets of nutrition through infotainment. The first Station on this route is aptly named “Phalshaka Griham.” This Station’s mascot is an animated friendly Indian farmer, named Kisaan Kumar, who appears in a hologram and speaks about agriculture, sowing, caring and harvesting. There are games and communication panels here, which points at the importance of fresh vegetables and fruits, how they contribute various essential nutrients and also acts as immunity warrior. The second station on this route is named ‘‘PayoNagari,” where a ten-year-old animated character Janardhan is the mascot. He appears on the screen and through a virtual assistant has a conversation with the children. He gives answers to questions of children, entertaining them and informing them about importance of milk and milk products. Some very engaging games are part of PayoNagari Station such as “Feed the Cow”, “Churn The Butter”, “Cow Stands Out” and “Milk Story in a Hologram Box” which thus brighten up this place for children with entertainment and information. After the second Station and before the third one, there is a long Experience Tunnel that showcases a fantasy farm with a light and sound show. The third station is ‘Annapurna’ where a digital mascot – a Mother (Maa) welcomes children with a heart-warming and informative song through a Hologram projection. This song conveys to children, the importance of home cooked food for great health. Other than this, there are digital games like “Spice It Right” (a recipe-based video game) and “Plate It Right” (a touch table plating game) for children to enjoy. The fourth Station on this route is ‘‘Poshan Puram.’’ The mascot at this station is a 11 year old girl child called Shakti. She is a virtual promoter and welcomes the children and points out the two most important elements to complete the wholesome nutrition for our bodies, nuts-seeds and water. This station also has many animation films on nuts and Seeds and also a Story on water and hydration as a projection inside an artificial well. The fifth and the last Station on the route is ‘‘Swastha Bharatam.” This station promotes importance of physical activity in daily life and features Yoga and concept of Guru Shishya Parampara in Indian sports field. This Station has many games like Virtual Tennis, Cricket, a fun filled dance platform, Ice hockey etc. OTHER ATTRACTIONS: Other than the five stations there is another attraction called Mirror Maze building, which has a Unity Theatre that showcases a 5D movie named Bhartiya Thaali – Unity in Food Diversity. Located adjacent to the Children’s Nutrition Park, this provides excitement and wonder to the visitors through magic created by mirror positioning. This is targeted predominantly for the young visitors. Nutri Hunt Building and Game Zone are the other major attractions. Nutri hunt building consists of super fun and engaging activities for children like a Jungle Gym and Treasure Hunt. Gaming Zone has an exciting Zorb Ball Game, a Cycling Game and a unique Football Game. Other attractions include a Selfie Point for perfect photographs and a Nutri Café that serves the visitors only nutritious and healthy food. The Children Nutrition Park is having locational advantage of being in proximity of Statue of Unity, a colossal monument and massive use of technology is a trend setter for theme based parks in the country. SUPPORT OF FAMOUS PERSONALITIES: Rujuta Diwekar, India’s leading nutritionist has helped and advised the Government of Gujarat in developing the contents of Children Nutrition Park and its various attributes. Waheeda Rehaman Ji, a veteran Indian actress, is also a part of this project and is playing the role of Mother with a heart-warming and informative song on a Hologram projection. This song is sung by iconic Indian playback singer Asha Bhosle Ji. This unique theme park is the first of its kind in India and it is one of the major attraction for children and parents, not only from India but all around the world.
Kevadiya at Night
As soon as the sun sets, the Kevadia town comes into life on its own! With some of the emblematic sites lighted up, the venue undergoes a transformation of sorts with an ambition to create a night landscape around the world’s tallest statue, the Statue of Unity. A stretch of road from Ekta Dwar to the dam, 8.5 kms in length, is decorated with colourful vibrant motifs lights and artistic splendours. Kevadia road motif light is a representation of happy street to pay a tribute to the Statue of Unity. There are various attractive patterns of flowers, palm trees, birds and artistic designing of neon light cluster, which create an endless continuation lighting chain. Statue of Unity stands tall between the Vindhyas and Satpuda range on Narmada River at night with the magnificent warm yellow lightings, a treat for the photographers’ eyes. At night the Shrestha Bharat Bhavan comes alive by virtue of the aesthetic lighting – lights bring happiness and warmth with their perspective on illumination, which range from light touch to creative lighting techniques, to warm shots of cities glittering at dusk. The patterns have been design to glow with day wise colour. The Circuit House at Kevadia by night also changes comprehensively, as the lights hold the promise to give a warm and welcoming look, and the allure of an urban building on a hilltop gets magnified. Vishwa Van located along the bank of Narmada River, at nightfall becomes a beautifully illuminated garden, thanks to colourful neon strip lighting and a sound installation highlighting the greenery and large collection of plants representing the colours of seven continents. At the entrance various attractive patterns are created by Gobo projectors along with live water fountain centred with rotation of the globe with mesmerizing lighting effects. Meanwhile the Cactus Garden’s lights get a magnificent glow when its dome and the garden area gets lit up with the soothing warm white eye-pleasing LED lights and the artificial glowing cactus gets illuminated in red, yellow and green to showcase the beauty of cactus at night. The entire cactus garden pathways are illuminated with warm white LED rope lights. The Butterfly Garden looks more vibrant at night when the butterfly motif lights get illuminated to give a breath-taking view of this beautiful garden. In addition to this the most attractive location is the interactive floor tiles which changes the colours when anyone starts walking on those glow tiles. There are artificial glowing wooden sit-outs for the tourists. Ekta Nursery, the botanical garden comprising of a huge collection of beautiful flowers and plants, is lit up using LED strip lights which gives the nursery a warm coloured hue that is not only radiant but also pleasing to the eye. The trees are illuminated with dark green LED lights, which brings alive the night life of Ekta Nursery. Multi-coloured enriched Lights at night at the Sardar Sarovar Dam is a visual delight. The exquisite lighting adorning the facade of the Dam forces passers-by to stop and click a shot or shoot. What sets this dam apart from other dams are the exceptionally beautiful site and the areas around it. The dam site is bestowed with colourful, stunning and even illuminated gardens and glow fountains at the glow garden. The dam top-line creates cluster of ray’s attractive pattern with the help of colourful moving lights.
Home to the temple of Garudeshwar Mahadev, Garudeshwar is an ancient temple of Lord Shiva located on the Northern bank of Narmada River, near Rajpipla. The temple offers tranquility that connects you with your inner self and explore your spiritual side. Garudeshwar is around 2000 years old. It is said that Lord Shiva took the form of an eagle to destroy evil forces, which is the reason it is called Garudeshwar.
A beautiful construction established on the lands of Poicha, Nilkanth Dham is dedicated to Lord Swaminarayan. It is constructed by the banks of Narmada River with zone, the Park Zone, Kids Play zone, Food Court and many much more. The light shows at evening attract many visitors at Nilkanthdham, where the sight of vibrant light and sound leaves them asking for more, amid the serene environs soaked in spirituality.
Ekta Food Court Ekta food court covering an area of 1617 square metre, has been developed near Statue of Unity. This Food Court is built as per international standards, with seating capacity for 650 people. The Food Court offers the best of both international and Indian cuisines. SOU Food Court A new food court covering an area of 8,000 square feet is coming up at Statue of Unity. This food court is being built at par with international standards, with 7 kitchens and seating capacity for 650 people. Food Court will offer the best of both international and Indian cuisines. Amul Café Amul Parlour is situated near Bus Shuttle parking of the Statue of Unity buses in Shrestha Bharat Bhavan Campus.