ime recently released a list of World’s 100 greatest places to visit in 2019. The list includes places to stay, places to eat and places to visit. And making India proud, The Statue of Unity has made it to the list.

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s statue or known as the Statue of Unity is situated in Gujarat. Sardar Vallabhai Patel was the first Home Minister of Independent India. His statue is the world’s tallest statue standing at a height of 182 meters.

The statue is located at the shore of Narmada River facing the Sardar Sarovar Dam. The sculpture was inaugurated by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 31, 2018, on the 143rd birth anniversary of Patel.

To share the exciting news, PM Narendra Modi took to his official Twitter account and wrote, “Excellent news vis-à-vis the ‘Statue of Unity’- it finds a spot in the @TIME 100 greatest places 2019 list. And, a few days back, a record 34,000 people visited the site in a single day. Glad that it is emerging as a popular tourist spot!”

Excellent news vis-à-vis the Statue of Unity’- it finds a spot in the @TIME 100 greatest places 2019 list.

And, a few days back, a record 34,000 people visited the site in a single day.