Statue of Unity

Do we need to introduce to the world’s tallest statue, built as an ode to the Iron Man of India, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, which towers over river Narmada, (also known as Reva) It is a tribute to the man who placed people’s welfare first, something similar to what we are trying to achieve through our venture at SOU ECO CAMP by placing our guests ahead of us and standing true to our nations beloved motto; “Atithi Devo Bhav,” along with a noble goal to elevate the “Tribal community”. STATUE OF UNITY is situated near the sprawling Sardar Sarovar Dam with an addition to a beautiful show that narrates the history of Sardar Patel and his remarkable contribution to the nation.

Zarwani Waterfalls

One of the hidden gems of Gujarat during your exploration around that area will be a trip to the Zarwani waterfall. Zarwani is a small village located at the highest point of the Satpuda ranges in the Narmada district. One can visit the Zarwani waterfall as a fun quest in deciduous forests with beautiful views. Huddled deep inside the heart of Shoolpaneshwar Wildlife Sanctuary lies the perennial and gorgeous Zarwani. This waterfall will provide you with an opportunity to hike, picnic, and indulge in wildlife photography.

Sardar Sarovar Dam

Sardar Sarovar Dam is a 163-meter high dam built over the Narmada river in Gujarat state, India. The foundation stone was laid by Late Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first prime mister of India, on 5th April 1961. The dam was dedicated to the nation on the 17th of September 2017, by the Prime Mister of India, Shri Narendra Modi. Sardar Sarovar Dam is a concrete gravity dam and is the second-largest dam in the world by volume, after Grand Coulee Dam in the US. It has a length of 1,210 meters. Indeed, a wonder to behold. You should not miss this dam if you have made it to Zarwani Waterfall.

Valley of flowers

Whether you are a true nature lover, anthophile, or just an admirer of flora and fauna from afar. This is a must-see initiation created around the Statue of Unity. This habitat is home to more than 100 varieties of flowers from, Champo, Gulmohar, shrubs like Galtora, Pongaro, to Peonies, Lilies, Hydrangea, and many more. The valley offers a gorgeous view of flowers that bloom at all seasons such as Calendula, Sunflower, Marigold, etc. This place even witnessed two beautiful lakes named ‘Kamal’ and ‘Poyani.

The Cactus Garden

This botanical garden is situated near the Statue of Unity, devoted to rare and endangered species of cacti and succulents having around 6 lakh plants of 450 species. Botanists and cactus lovers surely get attracted to this unique garden. It is a known fact that most of these cacti and succulents have medicinal values. A cactus garden is extremely water-efficient, a definite bonus in dry climates, and it can be used to showcase native species, helping the garden to blend in with the surrounding environment.

River Rafting

When was the last time you did something for the first time? The rafting here is suitable for everyone, from novice to master. The exhilarating sensation that you get when you successfully complete your trip is something that will last with you forever. The picturesque landscape, clear waters, skilled and friendly instructors, the thrill, and the excitement will make this visit a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The rafting place is situated in Kevadiyacolony near the Statue of Unity attracts many tourists.

Shoolpaneshwar Mahadev Temple

Mahadev temple attracts both devotees and tourists alike. It is believed, that the original ancient Shoolpaneshwar Mahadev Temple which was located on the Narmada River, got completely submerged in the development and dam project being carried out. Hence, the Shiv linga from the original temple has been re-established at this new temple. The temple area is clean and well maintained. Located on the south of the Narmada River, this Sanctuary shares boundaries with Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh. It covers riverine forest, dry forest, and moist teak forest. It also houses two water reservoirs.

Ninai Waterfalls

Ninai Waterfall is one of the most popular tourist locations in the Narmada District, Dediapada Taluka. The height of this fall is 30 ft. Mesmerizing scenic beauty characterizes the backdrop of the Ninai falls, cradled amid the forested hillocks. The Ninai Waterfall is the perfect location for someone looking for serenity and to spend some time in the lap of nature. This immensely beautiful waterfall is surrounded by forests and Shoolpaneshwar Wildlife Sanctuary. Both are the best places for hiking and camping, especially after the season of monsoon.

Sardar Patel Zoological Park and Safari

The park is developed on seven different levels and covers an area of 1300 acres. It includes about 170 species of animals like lions, rhinos, tigers, giraffes, bison, leopards, 12 types of deer and antelopes, zebras, impalas, and other exotic animals from different countries like Africa, Australia, and parts of India. The Zoo and safari are being developed as an effort to make the place an international tourist hub. You can visit Sardar Patel Zoological Park while delighting in your stay at SOU ECO CAMP.

Panchmuli Lake

Panchmuli Lake is located just 5.2 km away from the Sardar Patel statue. The lake offers crystal clear views of the Vindhyachal mountain range, Statue of Unity, and Sardar Sarovar Dam. If you are finding a place to stay in Narmada, during your Statue of Unity tour, this is the best place to visit which would allow you to wallow in the pristine environment surrounding the Statue of Unity. One side of the road is this beautiful lake surrounded by hills which kind of gives you a feel of Skull Island from the King Kong movie and the other side around 500 steps below is a huge jungle under foggy mist. It is one of the sites on the list of extraordinary views.

Children Nutrition Park

The Children’s Nutrition Park is a tourist attraction built for the purpose of edutainment for parents as well as kids. The premise of this establishment is “Sahi Poshan, Desh Roshan”, which means that if the nutrition is right, the nation shall be bright. There is a train ride conducted through the park, with a ton of different interactive games to keep the children entertained along the way. It is located about 5 km away from the Sardar Patel Zoo. It imparts incredible knowledge about healthy eating habits and nutritional values to the children. All safety guidelines are followed to ensure the safety of visitors. It gives a fascinating experience, especially to the children.

Butterfly Garden

Butterfly garden is an educational, therapeutic, and recreational scheme, based initially on gardening, but now offering so much more than 20,000 species of butterflies worldwide. At Butterfly Garden, Statue of Unity we have a whopping 150 Species of butterflies, out of around 1500 species found in India. The Butterfly Garden is one of the most attractive spots as it offers the spectacular beauty of these flying pollinators. A perfect environment is created to give butterflies the right habitat to reproduce and pollinate. There are hundreds of flowering plants that butterflies can feed on.