India is home to many beautiful statues that are well-known worldwide. Some of the Tallest Statues in India are made in remembrance of freedom fighters while the others are of great national leaders or Gods.
As we know, India is number one when it comes to religion and thus the followers of gods and goddesses love to create sculptures some of which are absolutely mind-blowing. Many pilgrim spots have magnificent statues made by the devotees as a way of expressing their dedication towards god.
In terms of architectural beauty, India has been amongst the top always. Let’s take a look at the Tallest Statues in India that are well-known throughout the world.
10 Tallest Statues in India
Here is a list of the Tallest Statues in India with their height & other details.
STATUE OF UNITY – 597 ft
Statue of Unity is the tallest statue in India and also of the world holding a great significance. It is situated in Gujarat, by the banks of river Narmada on the River Island of Sadhu Bet overlooking the Narmada Dam.
The statue stands 182 meters tall (597 ft). This unique masterpiece was made in memory of The Iron Man of India, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.
The statue got inaugurated on 31st October 2018, 143rd Birth Anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The Statue of Unity is accompanied by Valley of Flowers which is a product of INR 12 Crore.
How to reach: This statue is 90km away from Vadodara and can be reached through State Highway 11 and State Highway 63.
Ticket Price: The tickets of the monuments cost INR 120 for adults and INR 60 for kids. These are without an observation deck.
Timing: Every day from 9 am to 6 pm
Location address: In Gujarat, by the banks of River Narmada on the River Island of Sadhu Bet.
Significance: It indicates Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s vision of India and inspires us through his freedom struggle and patriotism.
Was built-in: Started on 31st October 2013, completed on 22nd October 2018
PARITALA ANJANEYA TEMPLE STATUE – 135 ft
Installed in 2003, the Veera Abhaya Anjaneya Hanuman Swami depicts Lord Hanuman and is located in Paritala town near Vijayawada in Andra Pradesh.
The statue has a height of 41m (135 ft) and is the tallest Hanuman statue not only of India but of the world.
This construction sits within the grounds of a small Hanuman Mandir called the Paritala Anjaneya Temple. The statue is taller than Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and attracts many devotees, both foreign and domestic.
How to reach: This statue is located about 30 km away from the city of Vijaywada. You can travel by road.
Ticket Price: No entry fee
Timing: 24 hours
Location Address: Paritala, Vijaywada
Significance: For worship
Was Built in: 2003
TATHAGATA TSAL – 130 ft
Tathagata Tsal, also called the Buddha Park of Ravangla is located in Ravangla, South Sikkim. The main attraction of this park is the Tathagata Tsal Statue that is 130 feet (39 meters) in height and was constructed between 2006 and 2013. It is known to be the tallest Buddha statue in India.
The statue was consecrated on 25 March 2013 by the 14th Dalai Lama, and became a stop on the ‘Himalayan Buddhist Circuit’.
The statue of the Buddha marks the occasion of the 2550th birth anniversary of Gautama Buddha. This statue was built and installed in the place through the joint efforts of the Sikkim government and its people.
How to reach: South Sikkim is well-connected through roads and the nearest airport is Bagdogra while the nearest railway station is Jalpaiguri
Ticket Price: INR 150
Timing: 9 am to 6 pm
Location Address: Buddha Park, South Sikkim
Significance: Marks the 2550th birth anniversary of Gautam Buddha
Was Built In: started in 2003 and completed in 2013
DHYANA BUDDHA STATUE -125 ft
The Dhyana Buddha Statue is located in Amravati, situated on the banks of beautiful Krishna river of Andhra Pradesh making it a delight to watch. It is known to be the second tallest statue of Buddha in a sitting position in the country with a height of 38.1 meters (125 feet).
Dhyana Buddha Statue was commissioned in 2003 and was completed in 2015. The status sprawls over a humongous green space covering 4.5 acres of land.
Dhyana Buddha Statue was sculpted by R. Mallikarjuna Rao, the Joint Director of Social Welfare, Guntur and is made out of brick and concrete.
How to reach: It is 2km away from Amravati bus station
Ticket Price: INR 20
Timing: 8 am to 6 pm
Location Address: Amravati, Andhra Pradesh
Significance: devoted to Lord Buddha
Was Built In: started in 2003 and completed in 2015
MURUDESHWARA STATUE- 123 ft
Shivamogga’s Kashinath and his fellow sculptures made this statue in 1979 at Murudeshwara, Uttara Kannada district, Karnataka.
The Shiva statue is quite an impressive one as its beauty is tremendously giving a perfect tribute to Lord Shiva.
It is known to be the second tallest statue of Shiva in the world standing 37 meters (123 feet) high, first being the Kailashnath Statue in Nepal.
How to reach: well-connected through all means of transport and bus services are quite good over here.
Ticket Price: free
Timing: 3 am-1 pm and 3 pm to 8 pm
Location Address: Murudeshwar, Karnataka
Significance: Devoted to Lord Shiva
Was Built In: 2 years starting from 2008 to 2010
STATUE OF GURU RINPOCHE – 118 ft
The statue of Padmasambhava Guru Rinpoche is located in Namchi in South Sikkim. Guru Rinpoche’s real name was Padmasambhava and he was also known as Second Buddha.
He was a sage guru of Buddhism who transmitted Vajrayana Buddhism to Tibet, Bhutan and the surrounding area in the 8th century AD.
He is also considered to be the emanation of Buddha Amitabha, Shakyamuni Buddha, and Kuan Yin Bodhisattva. The statue stands 118 feet tall.
How to reach: Nearest Airport is Bagdogra in West Bengal, the nearest railway station is at Jalpaiguri and Namchi is about 92 km away from Siliguri.
Ticket Price: Rs. 30
Timing: During Day time for better views
Location Address: It is located below the Tendong hill facing Namchi
Significance: Devoted to Tibetan Guru
Was Built In: started in 1997, completed in seven years
HANUMAN MURTI – 108 ft
The Hanuman Murti that depicts Lord Hanuman stands 33 meters (108 feet) tall and is situated at Jakhu Hill near Shimla in Himachal Pradesh. The Jakhoo Temple is dedicated to the Hindu monkey god – Hanuman.
The site is one of the most sought-after tourist attractions in Shimla, attracting tourists and visitors of all ages and religions apart from Hindu pilgrims and devotees.
According to the Ramayana, Hanuman stopped at the location to rest while searching for the Sanjivni Booti to revive Lakshmana. The temple is accessible by foot, horse, taxi or ropeway.
How to reach: Jakhoo Ropeway, Taxi, pony ride or walking
Ticket Price: free
Timing: 5 am to 12 pm and 4 pm to 9 pm
Location Address: Jakhoo Shimla
Significance: temple devoted to Lord Hanuman
Was Built-in: original date not known
BASAVA STATUE – 108 ft
The Basava statue is located in the Bidar district of Karnataka and is known as it is the tallest statue of Lord Basava in the world. It stands 108 (33 meters) feet tall.
Lord Basava was a twelfth-century Indian poet, philosopher, and social reformer.
Basavanna spread social awareness through his poetry, popularly known as Vachanaas. Basavanna rejected gender or social discrimination, superstitions, and rituals.
He introduced Ishtalinga necklace, with an image of the Shiva Linga, to every person regardless of his or her birth, to be a constant reminder of one’s bhakti (devotion) to Shiva.
Ticket Price: Rs. 10
How to reach: Bidar Airport and Railway station are near the place and NH50 connects this place to other major cities of India.
Location Address: Bidar, Karnataka
Significance: Tallest sitting statue
Built: October 2012
MINDROLING MONASTERY BUDHA STATUE – 107 ft
The Mindroling Monastery of Dehradun has a statue of Gautama Buddha that stands 107 feet (32.6 meters) high and is completely spectacular to watch.
Situated in the middle of the serene foothills of the Himalayas, the Mindrolling Monastery is one of the largest Buddhist centers in India which attracts thousands of visitors from all over the country as well as abroad.
The temple was built by the Tibetan community in 1965 with the aim to preserve and promote Tibetan culture in India. Numerous beautiful gardens, large areas, and a stupa are all situated within the perimeter of the monastery.
How to reach: Monastery is 4 km away from ISBT Dehradun and can be reached through local bus or auto. Dehradun railway station is 9 km from the monastery and the Airport is 31 km away.
Ticket Price: free entry
Timing: Summers: 8 am to 12 pm and 2 pm to 7 pm
Winters: 9 am to 12 pm and 1.30 pm to 6 pm
Location Address: Delhi-Saharanpur Road, Dehradun
Significance: One of the six major Tibet monasteries
Was Built In: 1676 and was re-established in 1965
THIRUVALLUVAR STATUE – 95 ft
The statue is located on a small island in Kanyakumari at the convergence of the Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea, and the Indian Ocean.
The Thiruvalluvar Statue stands 95 feet tall and is standing on an 11.5-m pedestal and the total height of the monument along with the statue and pedestal is 40.5 m (133 ft).
The statue is dedicated to the Tamil poet and philosopher Thiruvalluvar and records the Thirukkural, his classic text on virtue, wealth and love.
The work for the statue started in 1990 and continued till 1999, during the year in which the figure finally got completed.
The statue is settled at a perfect location as it is surrounded by water all around which adds on to its beauty. This incredible monument found a place in the Tallest Statues in India list. The masterpiece can be reached easily by a short ferry ride.
How to reach: located about 400m away from the Kanyakumari coast in the sea and can be accessed through a ferry ride.
Ticket Price: Rs 120 for ferry ride
Timing: 9 am to 4 pm
Location Address: Kanyakumari Tamil Nadu
Significance: dedicated to philosopher and poet Thiruvalluvar
Was Built In: started in 1990 and unveiled on 1 Jan 2000
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