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Tickets Other Tickets Professional Video camera (DSLR camera) ₹3500 Professional Camera (DSLR Camera) ₹200 Amateur Video Camera (Photography) (Except Mobile) ₹125 Amateur Camera (Photography) (Except Mobile) ₹40

Adult - ₹200, Child (3-15 Yrs.) - ₹125

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The Jungle Safari Near Statue of Unity Kevadia is a major Tourist Destination at Kevadia in Narmada district of Gujarat State, spread over an area of around 375 acres with extremely undulating topography. The Jungle Safari has 4 Bird aviaries. These two aviaries are having state of the art geodesic design designated for Indian and exotic Birds. The geo domes of Bird aviaries are going to cover an area of 1.5 hectares with complex architectural design to create a structural marvel. The Project has 16 different enclosures for animals including carnivores and herbivores. Enclosures for different Indian and exotic species are made catering to habitat requirements of different species. 

The main focus of this Jungle Safari at Statue of Unity is to provide education of the rich biodiversity of our planet, as well as a recreational place for all. Enjoy the roaring of lions and the elegant stride of the tigers and leopards on the prowl. Take a walk through the raised walkway of the Fly High Aviary and enjoy seeing the colorful birds like Red Jungle Fowl, Partridge, Pelican, Ibis, Parrots and many more. A unique experience with Exotic Birds at Jungle Safari like Macaw, Cockatoo, Pheasants, Black Swan, Gray Parrot, Cape Crowned Crane and more colors from South America, Australia, South East Asia and Africa and other parts of the globe. A beautiful souvenir shop to buy souvenirs to carry back home as gifts and remember the wonderful time that you have spent at the Jungle Safari. The Jungle Safari is located in the beautiful hills near the dam. You can enjoy the scenic beauty of the hills surrounding the zoo.

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The best time to visit Jungle Safari is during the October to February months.

The different types of birds and animals are there and you can view their activities, spot reptiles and watch birds and animals in their natural habitats.

Bring a camera to capture beautiful memories at Jungle Safari of Statue of Unity, But note that you need a separate ticket for carrying cameras. Avoid any type of alcoholic or tobacco substance & Harmable weaponry.

You can book a tickets online as well as offline, But we prefer to book tickets online for hasslefree experience.

Things To Carry

  • Print Out of Ticket
  • Professional Camera
  • Sun Glasses
  • Cap, Hat, Umbrella,
  • Extra Pair of Shirt/T-Shirt
  • Empty Water Bottle

Things To Not Carry

  • Outside Food
  • Drone Camera
  • Pet Animals
  • Pan, Gutkha
  • Cigarettes, Tobacco
  • Inflammable Objects
  • Harmable Weaponry
  • Suitcase, Big Bags, Luggage

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  • Free Drinking water stall

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How to spend a day at the Statue of Unity: Itinerary with Detailed Tips

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A couple of years ago, Gujarat opened one of the biggest touristic getaways ever made in our country – the Statue of Unity! Yes, the world’s tallest Statue – that of the great Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel situated on the banks of the river Narmada opened itself for visitors. But since the Statue of Unity is located in a relatively remote area in Gujarat, to lure Indian and foreign tourists, the tourism ministry went above and beyond. It developed a vast number of tourist attractions near the Statue of Unity.

Thus, today there are plenty of things to do at Statue of Unity for all types of tourists. In fact, tourists can easily plan a 2 days trip to the Statue of Unity. Spending a few days allows tourists to do full justice to all the activities at Statue of Unity.

But what should those that only want to spend a day at the Statue of Unity do? Does it make sense to visit the Statue of Unity on a day trip? Which Statue of Unity attractions to visit and which ones to avoid when spending just a day at the Statue of Unity? The burning question is essentially – how to spend a day at the Statue of Unity!

A day at the Statue of Unity should ideally be spent visiting the Statue of Unity and its museum during one half of the day and a nearby attraction in the other half of the day. If you can stay at the Statue of Unity a bit longer, you should also watch the light and sound show and check out the Unity Glow Garden at night.

So in this article, I will give you complete information on spending a day at the Statue of Unity, the best Statue of Unity itinerary and lots of useful information that will empower you to plan a perfect day trip to the SoU!

How to spend 1 day at the Statue of Unity

Statue of Unity: Essential Visitor Information

Nearest cities:.

By road : Statue of Unity is just 2 hours away from Vadodara and 3.5 hours away from Ahmedabad. You can easily plan a day trip to Statue of Unity from either of these popular Gujarat cities. In fact, I strongly recommend you to add a trip to the Statue of Unity when you visit Gujarat instead of planning a standalone trip to the Statue of Unity.

By train : The closest station to the Statue of Unity is Kevadiya. It is just 5 minutes away from the Statue of Unity.

Ticket Price:

There are four types of tickets for the Statue of Unity:

Basic SoU Entry Ticket (Rs. 150), SoU Viewing Gallery Ticket (Rs. 380), SoU Express Entry (Rs. 1030) and SoU Foreigner VG (Rs. 1530).

I recommend you to buy the Basic SoU Entry Ticket. To know why I recommend buying this ticket and the inclusions and exclusions of each type of SoU ticket, check out my detailed guide on planning a Statue of Unity trip here . (Don’t worry, it opens in a new tab, and it’s okay if you read it after you are done reading this post!)

Remember that you must book your tickets online or using the app only. (Again, you should check out my post on SoU trip planning to avoid making any basic mistakes)

The Statue of Unity is open on all days except Monday between 8 am and 6 pm. The timings of most of the other attractions are also the same as that of the Statue of Unity.

However, the light and sound show takes place after sunset; therefore, the timings of the show vary depending on the season. i.e. in summers, it takes place a bit later than in winters due to late sunsets.

Best Season:

The best time to visit the Statue of Unity is between November and February. The weather is pleasant and the temperatures stay around 25-30 degrees celsius during the day and around 15-20 degrees celsius at night.

Avoid summers as the Statue of Unity area sees temperatures rise beyond 40 degrees celsius.

A day at the Statue of Unity: A Perfect Itinerary

Book the first or the last slot for visiting the sou..

How you spend your day at the Statue of Unity depends entirely on what slot you book for your visit to the actual Statue and its museum.

If you can reach the SoU area super early (by 7:30 am), book the first slot of the day, i.e. the 8 am to 10 am slot.

If you can’t reach by 7:30 am, the best time slot to visit statue of unity is the last slot. So book the last slot of the day, i.e. the 4 pm to 6 pm slot.

Let me reiterate, book your tickets online or on the app well in advance. You will disappoint yourself big time if you forget this part. So, let me highlight it once more for those skimming through this post – Book your tickets in advance .

Park your vehicle near the Statue of Unity Ticket Counter

(Approx time: 10 minutes)

Park your vehicle or let your driver park your vehicle in the parking lot close to the ticket counter. The walk from the parking lot to the ticket counter and then from the ticket counter to the bus depot can take up to 10-15 minutes depending on where you get a parking slot, how fast you walk and how much rush there is. Therefore, it is important to factor in this time.

Leave large bags inside the car. Avoid carrying food, water and other prohibited items along. (Baby food carried in a small bag is allowed)

Have a sumptuous breakfast

(Approx time: 30 minutes)

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Now that you’ve parked your car or asked your driver to park the car for you don’t rush to the bus stop. Have a hearty breakfast at one of the food joints near the Ticket counter. I recommend you to eat at the Amul Food Plaza. It is usually less crowded, and the food is quite delicious.

Do not skip this step. You are not allowed to carry food inside the SoU Complex and unless you want to see the majestic Statue and the museum underneath the Statue feeling hangry or utterly exhausted, make sure your belly feels wonderfully full before you make your way towards the bus stand.

After your breakfast, climb onto a bus and reach the Statue of Unity complex.

Visit the Statue of Unity

Now it’s time to explore your primary tourist attraction- the Statue of Unity and its museum. Make sure you spend enough time here. Go through the exhibits at the museum as thoroughly as possible. Check out the audio-video footage shown in its mini-theatres. You will love the engaging experience.

Click enough pictures of the Statue of Unity. If you have the time and the energy, take the escalators all the way up to the foot of the Statue and enjoy panoramic views of the River Narmada and the Sardar Sarovar Dam.

This is your time not only to leave yourself awe-inspired by the sheer size of the Statue but also touched by the message of unity that the great Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel strived hard to spread all his life. Do not mindlessly rush through the complex area.

Note for those visiting the Statue at 4 pm : The general instructions concerning the Statue visit mentioned in this article also apply to you. It’s just that you will have to visit other attractions before visiting the Statue.

Visit 1-2 nearby tourist attractions

As I stated at the very outset, you need to spend one half of your day visiting the Statue and the other half at a nearby attraction.

But if you visit the official website of the Statue of Unity , you won’t be able to determine which attractions to visit in your limited time in Kevadiya. So let me help you there. I am listing down a few attractions below with brief details about them. In my opinion, these are the best attractions amongst all the attractions in Kevadiya. You can pick 1-2 attractions from the ones listed below, depending on who you visit Kevadiya with.

Jungle Safari

(Approximate time required: 2 hours)

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The Jungle Safari is not a jungle nor a safari. In fact, it is a zoo spread out over a vast land area. Yes, the land area is so vast that you need to use golf carts to commute from one area to another. But even if it is essentially just a zoo, it houses giraffes and zebras that aren’t housed in other Indian zoos. Its Indian aviary is spectacular. Overall, if you are travelling with kids, the Jungle Safari should be a must-visit attraction in your itinerary for Statue of Unity.

(Approximate time required: 1 hour)

The Pets area is situated right opposite the Jungle Safari and has many pet animals like rabbits, cats, etc. Kids and adults alike can enthral themselves by spending some quality time petting these animals and getting to know them a bit better. Again, a great choice for those travelling with kids.

Children’s Nutrition Park

Children’s Nutrition Park is one of the weirdest yet one of the nicest concept-based parks in India. The park is designed with the primary objective of encouraging young kids to eat healthy food. It hosts a lovely mini-train that’s a hit among young kids. If you want to add an educative angle to your trip or experience a unique tourist attraction, this park deserves your time and attention.

Khalwani Eco-tourism

(Approximate time required: 1.5 hours)

The Khalwani Eco-tourism area is situated near the river Narmada. This area is full of lush green grass and plants that bless its visitors with abundant shade. If you want to transport yourself to the woods, you should definitely check out this place.

The area also features a few tents for VVIPs and local tourists and has a lovely indoor restaurant.

River Rafting

Right next to the Khalwani Eco-tourism, on the banks of the river Narmada, you will find the starting point for river rafting. If you are an adventure-lover or want to immerse yourself in the beauty of the gushing river Narmada, don’t miss out on this experience.

I know that you would still be pretty confused about what to pick. So here are my quick recommendations based on whom you are travelling with:

Watch the light and sound show

After you are done spending the day out exploring the Statue and the places near Statue of Unity, it’s time for you to end your day with the spectacular light and sound show. The show can be watched from the SoU complex or the helipad. But what you must remember is that while buying the SoU ticket, you must select ‘Projection Mapping’ (the official name for the light and sound show).

This is your official ticket to attend the light and sound show. It doesn’t cost any extra amount, but if you don’t select it while booking your ticket, you can’t purchase the ticket for it later, and you won’t be able to witness the majestic light and sound show.

As I said earlier, the show’s timing depends largely on the season in which you visit the SoU. In summers, when the sun sets later, you’ll have to wait a bit longer for the show to start. The show goes on for about 25 enthralling minutes. Keep your cameras ready because the entire area glows in the lights of this show.

Visit the Glow Garden

(Approx. time required: 30-60 mins)

The show ends at around 8.00-8.30 pm depending on the season in which you visit the Statue of Unity. But if you can manage to give yourself an extra hour in Kevadiya, visiting the Glow Garden will feel well worth your time. This garden is one of a kind. It contains many statues or figures of animals, birds, plants and more that illuminate and glow in different colours. The garden opens at 8 pm, so you will only be able to visit it after the Light and Sound show. Kids, especially toddlers and babies, can’t get enough of this wonderfully lit theme park.

After you have clicked pictures of the beautiful glowing night in Kevadiya, it’s time to bid adieu to the world of the Statue of Unity and commence your return journey with a promise to visit the place again for a slightly longer vacation.

Useful Insights for your day at the Statue of Unity

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Alrighty! So that was your jam-packed one-day Statue of Unity itinerary. But just a one-day itinerary is not enough to guide you through the day. To make the most of your day trip to the Statue of Unity, you need a few more insights. So here they are:

Food at the Statue of Unity

There are a few restaurants near the Ticket counter. In addition to this, there is a lovely food court inside the Statue of Unity complex as well. All the other attractions have a small cafeteria or an in-house restaurant. But if you are on a day trip, it is best to eat a hearty breakfast and then treat yourself to delightful snacks along the way and at nearby attractions.

Internal commute at the Statue of Unity

I have to admit that I wasn’t pleased with the whole concept of exclusively using the SoU shuttle services to visit nearby attractions. Using the shuttles involves waiting in long queues or, at times, just standing amidst large disorganized crowds trying to cram ourselves inside a bus. The shuttles easily eat up 1-1.5 hours of your total travel time and prove extremely tiring. So brace yourself for the commute and plan your attractions accordingly.

Facilities for those travelling with kids and senior citizens

The area has several cafes, restaurants and washrooms. The SoU complex is also wheelchair accessible. But the compulsion to use internal shuttles is a huge pain point for those travelling with babies, toddlers and senior citizens. Waiting in queues can easily irritate impatient toddlers. Those with babies will find it hard to stand in long queues waiting for the bus. Senior citizens may also find it hard to get inside buses where the crowds are not organized and may eventually lose interest. But the only way of moving past this inconvenience is by preparing yourself for it:

  • Either plan on a longer visit to the Statue of Unity so that if you get tired, you can always head back to your hotel or tent and rest it out or
  • Avoid visiting nearby attractions and only visit the Statue of Unity. For this, it will be ideal to book an evening 4-6 pm slot, watch the light and sound show and head back.

FAQs – One Day Trip to Statue of Unity

How many days required to visit statue of unity.

To do justice to the Statue of Unity and the places near statue of Unity, it is best to plan a minimum of a 2-day trip to Statue of Unity. But if you only want to see the SoU and attractions in the campus, a 1 day trip to Statue of Unity is also worth it.

how much time it takes to visit statue of unity?

It takes two hours to visit the Statue of Unity, the museum and the viewing gallery. This does not include the time spent at the light and sound show in the evening. The other Statue of Unity attractions can be visited in the remaining days you spend in Kevadiya.

how to go to statue of unity from mumbai?

The best way to go to Statue of Unity from Mumbai is by a direct train that runs between Dadar and Kevadiya. Alternatively, you can take a flight to Vadodara and then reach SoU by road in 2 hours. You can even go all the way by car which takes about 7-8 hours.

Final Thoughts

So there you go! I have shared all the information I had on visiting the Statue of Unity in 1 day. I hope you find it useful. Let me know which attractions you visited on your day out at the Statue of Unity, and if you have any more tips and insights for us, please share them in the comments below.

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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 Ekta Nagar. 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.

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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.

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All-new Jungle safari and the world-class zoo are just a few days away from the Statue of unity. Soon the top attraction for wildlife lovers and animal lovers will be open. According to the PTI report, the name of this park will be given as a Sardar Patel Zoological Park, which will complete all of its construction action before the end of October.

  • It developed across the 1300 acres area in seven levels
  • It includes animals like lions, rhinos, tigers, giraffes, bison, leopards, 12 types of deer and antelopes, zebras, and other exotic animals
  • This park is developed to attract big crowed all over India and the world. It is one of the wishes of our Prime Minister Narendra Modi to develop this land as a major tourism hub.
  • The Central Zoo Authority also permit for the development of this zoo.

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Jungle Safari near Statue of Unity – Where Nature Meets Adventure

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The Jungle Safari near the Statue of Unity in Gujarat promises a thrilling adventure amidst biodiverse natural beauty. Located in Ekta Nagar, the 375-acre wildlife park features exotic flora and fauna across different levels of elevation.

Trained naturalists accompany visitors on jeep safaris through lush jungles and across scenic vistas. You can spot majestic lions, graceful chitals, antelopes, varied birdlife and more. Each safari is an opportunity to immerse in nature and make memorable sightings.

The Jungle Safari prioritizes conservation and safety. Wildlife roams free in carefully created enclosures resembling their native habitat. Strict protocols are followed to ensure minimal environmental impact and safe encounters for both tourists and animals.  

After an exhilarating safari, you can head to the nearby Statue of Unity and Sardar Sarovar Dam. The Jungle Safari thus makes for an exciting nature-based getaway near these iconic Gujarat attractions. Don’t miss it on your next visit!

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The reason Rosa Parks stands in downtown Grand Rapids

by: Teresa Weakley

Posted: Dec 8, 2018 / 05:04 AM EST

Updated: Dec 8, 2018 / 12:22 PM EST

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Why is Rosa Parks standing in front of the bus seat which she famously refused to give up? That’s a question that has come up frequently about the statue of the civil rights hero that graces the entrance to Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids.  Ed Dwight designed the statue that the city installed in 2010, and has specific, meaningful reasons for why he portrayed Parks standing defiantly in front of her seat.

“Most of the images I’ve seen of her show her sitting down, this very pitiful woman in a seat, and artists have depicted her as horribly insipid-looking,” explained Dwight.

Parks was only about five feet tall, a very small woman, and he believes it’s difficult to show her sitting down. Dwight said he doesn’t want people to remember her in a small way.

“I wanted people to remember her as a kind of monumental historical figure, rather than this little woman that everyone felt sorry for,” he said.  Dwight used to be an astronaut. He is now 82 years old, lives in Colorado, and believes strongly in educating future generations about prominent black Americans, but he is not necessarily someone you might have expected to follow that course.

He was the first African American astronaut and he didn’t know anything about black history until he was 42 years old.

“I went to white schools all the way through and I didn’t know who Rosa Parks was, or Harriet Tubman, I had no idea who all these people were,” Dwight said.

It was the first black lt. governor of Colorado who changed the course of his life when he gave Dwight a stack of books on black history and asked him to travel the country, studying monuments, sculptures and memorials of African Americans.

It was research meant to prepare him to create his first sculpture, which would be of Lt. Gov. George Brown, and thus began his love of what leaders like Rosa Parks and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. stood for. Those who visit the downtown area don’t walk by the Parks statue without taking notice.

“[Her standing] is a different perspective”, said passerby Cory Blumerick.

Blumrick says he sees the racism that exists today, through what he and his wife, who is Filipino, experience.

“We still deal with every day and it’s so sad, we still have further to go, be we’re getting there, which is good… every time I look at (the statue) I feel appreciation for her and what she did.”  Margaret Baker also loves to see Rosa Parks standing tall as she walks by on her way to work.

“It means I have a chance and there’s nothing that I can’t do and she made it possible for me to be able to do the things that I want to do that we couldn’t do back then,” Baker explained.  Dwight has dedicated his second career as an artist to making sure that black history is evident in public spaces like Rosa Parks circle. He looks to Dr. King’s legacy of traveling the country, making speeches, to make people aware of the plight of black Americans.

“That’s exactly what I’m doing with my art, because I have 128 public art pieces and memorials and monuments around this country, and that’s exactly what I’ve done more than anyone else that I can think of, and my reason for doing that is that it works,” Dwight said.  To see a full list of the projects Dwight has worked on and read about history as an astronaut and engineer, click or tap here . 

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Several children and two women pose with the statue of John Ball shows him with two children sitting on a bench in John Ball Park. A large stone block carries his name, and a small sign at its base reads, "Notice, Do Not Climb on Statue."

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A statue of John Ball stands near the entrance of John Ball Zoo in John Ball Park . By Italian sculptor Pompeo L. Coppini from New York and dedicated in September 19, 1925, the bronze statue depicts a seated John Ball   with two of his great-grandchildren, Albert Ellis “Bobby” Ball (March 12, 1912–July 16, 1969) and Virginia Lee (Ball) Kniskern (March 8, 1917- March 20, 2003 ).

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New York sculptor Pompeo L. Coppini

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Unveiling and dedication of John Ball Statue, John Ball Park, Grand Rapids, Michigan, Saturday 19 September 1925, left to right; Mayor Elvin Swartout, Capt. Charles E. Belknap, Mrs. Clarence S. (Emma Foote) Dexter, noted New York sculptor Pompeo Coppini, F. D. Black of Black Monument Company who built the granite base,   Miss Lucy Ball, Mrs. Kate Webster (Ball) Powers of Los Angeles, City Welfare Director A. E. Davidson, Mrs. Flora (Ball) Hopkins. — Grand Rapids Herald, Sun 20 Sep 1925.

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This statue is a favorite of zoo-goers, many of whom climb upon and have their photos taken with it.

  • I distinctly remember that during my childhood I thought that this was a statue of Mark Twain (perhaps because Ball's grandson looks a bit like Tom Sawyer) and climbed upon him every year when I came to the zoo. Buckshot 16:43, 28 June 2007 (EDT)

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