Statue of Unity to propel Gujarat tourism, 7.5 crore per year visitors expected by 2020
Recently it was reported that the Statue of Unity is attracting 30,000 visitors per day and has become a major tourism hotspot, not just of Gujarat but of the country as well.
Statue of Unity, India’s towering tribute to its Iron man, is not just attracting tourists but it is also helping Gujarat’s tourism industry. Since its inauguration by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 31, Sardar’s birth anniversary, the Statue has attracted lakhs of visitors – an achievement in itself given its location in remote Narmada district of Gujarat.
Now, according to Gujarat tourism official, the number of tourists visiting the western Indian state is getting propelled by the world’s tallest statue and which is likely to help in the growth of the state’s travel industry.
The number of tourists visiting Gujarat is expected to grow by 2.5 crore per year and touch the figure 7.5 crore per year by 2020. Presently, five crore tourists visit the state every year, News agency PTI reported Sanatan Pancholi, Tourism Corporation of Gujarat Limited’s manager as saying.