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Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel statue makes it to top 100 spots in the world

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Published : Aug 28, 2019, 2:45 pm IST
Updated : Oct 1, 2019, 8:45 pm IST
'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!' PM Modi tweeted. (Photo: File)
'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!' PM Modi tweeted. (Photo: File)
The world’s tallest statue, which was unveiled last fall, stands at 597 ft. on an island in the Narmada River, Gujarat, India. (Photo: AP)
The world’s tallest statue, which was unveiled last fall, stands at 597 ft. on an island in the Narmada River, Gujarat, India. (Photo: AP)
Around 300 miles north of Iceland in Husavik, a port town along the country’s Arctic Coast Way, a lesser-known geothermal spa - with its mineral rich waters and breathtaking views. (@epg200 - obrained from @geoseaiceland)
Around 300 miles north of Iceland in Husavik, a port town along the country’s Arctic Coast Way, a lesser-known geothermal spa - with its mineral rich waters and breathtaking views. (@epg200 - obrained from @geoseaiceland)
Denmark's Camp Adventure, opened its 45-m-tall, intricate hourglass-­shaped tower in March, with a circular walkway that allows people to climb above the forest canopy for a beautiful panoramic view of the surrounding.(@markabbawi - obtained from @campadventuredk)
Denmark's Camp Adventure, opened its 45-m-tall, intricate hourglass-­shaped tower in March, with a circular walkway that allows people to climb above the forest canopy for a beautiful panoramic view of the surrounding.(@markabbawi - obtained from @campadventuredk)
One of just 10 destinations worldwide that have the best conditions for galactic gazing, Mata Ki Te Rangi or the International Dark Sky Sanctuary is a must see place. (Photographer - Chris Pegman for Pitcairn Islands Tourism)
One of just 10 destinations worldwide that have the best conditions for galactic gazing, Mata Ki Te Rangi or the International Dark Sky Sanctuary is a must see place. (Photographer - Chris Pegman for Pitcairn Islands Tourism)
This is the world’s first museum solely dedicated to digital art. (@theinvisibletourist - obtained from @visitjapan.us)
This is the world’s first museum solely dedicated to digital art. (@theinvisibletourist - obtained from @visitjapan.us)
Fábrica de Arte Cubano: Created by Cuban rocker X Alfonso in 2014, the cooking-oil factory turned community project has quickly become the city’s buzzy creative hub. (@fabricadeartecubano)
Fábrica de Arte Cubano: Created by Cuban rocker X Alfonso in 2014, the cooking-oil factory turned community project has quickly become the city’s buzzy creative hub. (@fabricadeartecubano)
Ths 66-acre park, called the Gathering Place, is open to the public for free, includes playgrounds, gardens, a skate park, a BMX track, a concert venue and a number of restaurants.(@novaandkuma - obtianed from @gathertulsa)
Ths 66-acre park, called the Gathering Place, is open to the public for free, includes playgrounds, gardens, a skate park, a BMX track, a concert venue and a number of restaurants.(@novaandkuma - obtianed from @gathertulsa)
Gorongosa National Park is a park touted as a “human-rights park”— one that both protects wildlife and invests in nearby communities.(@brett.j.kuxhausen)
 Gorongosa National Park is a park touted as a “human-rights park”— one that both protects wildlife and invests in nearby communities.(@brett.j.kuxhausen)
Witness the opulence of early–20th century California the Hearst Castle, a 165-room former personal estate of publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst.(@californiathroughmylens - obtained from @visitcalifornia)
Witness the opulence of early–20th century California the Hearst Castle, a 165-room former personal estate of publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst.(@californiathroughmylens - obtained from @visitcalifornia)
Liechtenstein Trail is a nearly 47-mile trek that runs through town squares, alpine hillsides, linking the country together and visiting many of its most iconic sights, including Vaduz Castle, the 12th century fortress. (@larutyinstagram)
Liechtenstein Trail is a nearly 47-mile trek that runs through town squares, alpine hillsides, linking the country together and visiting many of its most iconic sights, including Vaduz Castle, the 12th century fortress. (@larutyinstagram)
Wander the hall of Pulitzer Prize winning photographs, see pieces of the Berlin Wall, and stand atop the Hank Greenspun terrace for panoramic views of the Capitol building and the capital city while you read newspaper reports of some of the most historic events. (@newseum)
Wander the hall of Pulitzer Prize winning photographs, see pieces of the Berlin Wall, and stand atop the Hank Greenspun terrace for panoramic views of the Capitol building and the capital city while you read newspaper reports of some of the most historic events. (@newseum)
Mainland Egypt's first long distance hiking trail - created by Bedouin of Egypt's Maaza tribe. (@redseamountaintrail)
Mainland Egypt's first long distance hiking trail - created by Bedouin of Egypt's Maaza tribe. (@redseamountaintrail)
A blast from the past with realistic Star Wars franchise characters and robots to view and experience. (@joshdamaro - obtained from @disneyland )
A blast from the past with realistic Star Wars franchise characters and robots to view and experience. (@joshdamaro - obtained from @disneyland )
Zakouma National Park has one of a largest elephant and lion herds in Africa where rhinos are also making a comeback..(@lifethroughalensphotography - obtained from @africanparksnetwork)
Zakouma National Park has one of a largest elephant and lion herds in Africa where rhinos are also making a comeback..(@lifethroughalensphotography -  obtained from @africanparksnetwork)
Zealandia, is a 500-acre area encircled by a mesh barrier that keeps out stoats, weasels and more - it is practically the world’s first fully fenced urban eco-sanctuary. (@shutterbugphotographybyjanel)
Zealandia, is a 500-acre area encircled by a mesh barrier that keeps out stoats, weasels and more - it is practically the world’s first fully fenced urban eco-sanctuary. (@shutterbugphotographybyjanel)

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