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Kevadia Tourism – Best Places to Visit in Kevadia Gujarat

Not a diamond but a beautiful tiny pearl in the necklace of Gujarat Tourism, Kevadia has emerged as a wonderful tourist destination to shine bright in the hearts of the tourists.

This tiny village in tribal Narmada District hasn’t overpowered the senses of the wanderers for many years as many of us were unfamiliar about this place but with the inauguration of the Statue of Unity in 2018, the state government’s initiative to bring Kevadia as a lovely tourist spot is successful and now you will be amazed to see Kevadia’s beauty and serenity.

It houses the mighty Sardar Sarovar Dam reservoir on Narmada River. Kevadia is nestled between the lofty mountains of Satpura and Vindhyachal. No doubt why it is a paradise of greenery and serene landscapes. The only concern about Kevadia is its due recognition which we as travellers must give by visiting this awesome tourist destination in Gujarat.

Let’s see the serene landscapes and know about the top 9 tourist destinations to visit in Kevadia Tourist Circuit, Gujarat.

  • Statue of Unity
  • The State of Art Zoological Park and Safari
  • Children’s Nutrition Park
  • Carnival Look and Unity Glow Garden
  • Cactus Garden
  • Arogyavan
  • Ekta Cruise
  • Tour-De-khalvani
  • Valley of Flowers
  • Zarwani Eco- Tourism

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Kevadia Quick Essential Travel & Tourism Information

Kevadia Location Narmada District
Best Time to Visit Kevadia October to February
Kevadia is popular for Eco-Tourism destinations
Landmark Destination of Kevadia Statue of Unity and Sardar Sarovar Dam Reservoir
Best Places to Visit in Kevadia Statue of Unity, Sardar Patel Zoological Park, Riverfront Cycling, Cactus Garden, Arogya Van, Sardar Sarovar Dam, Unity Glow Garden, Children’s Nutrition Park etc
Gardens to Visit in Kevadia Butterfly Garden, Cactus Garden, Arogyavan, Vishwa Van, Valley of Flowers, Unity Glow Garden etc.
Eco – Tourism Destinations of Kevadia Khalvani Eco-Tourism and Zarwani Eco- Tourism
Best Shopping Destinations Ekta Mall, SOU Souvenir Shop
Kevadia Night Tourism Attractions Statue of Unity, Circuit House, Vishwa Van, Sardar Sarovar Dam, Cactus Garden, Butterfly Garden etc

Statue of Unity

Statue of Unity Gujarat

Statue of Unity is the landmark destination of Gujarat. It should come first in the list of top 9 tourist destinations in Gujarat Kevadia Tourism. It is the world’s tallest monument of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel who is known as Iron Man of India. He played a very important role in the Indian freedom struggle and unification of princely states. It is a place where you will enjoy the most as there are many fun-filled activities to do here. From Helicopter rides, riverside cycling, picnics to thrilling river rafting, your Kevadia tour will be awesome. You will also behold the serene Sardar Sarovar Dam, it’s reservoir and awe inspiring Satpura and Vindhya Mountain ranges. It is one of the most visited places in Gujarat.

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The State of Art Zoological Park and Safari

Sardar Patel Zoological Park

You must have been thinking about wildlife safari and nature sightseeing … Yes, that’s exciting but the best thing about this place is its location. It is located near the tallest statue of the world – Statue of Unity and Sardar Sarovar Dam. one place, three destinations. This is the reason why State of art Zoological Park is a must visit place to enjoy the best of Kevadia Gujarat Tourism. The soothing beauty of hills and exciting wildlife adventures will definitely make your day here. There are around 186 species of fauna that delights one’s soul. It houses two large aviaries showcasing varieties of exotic birds like Red Jungle Fowl, Partridge, Pelican, Ibis, Parrots etc.

The major attraction of this park is it’s Riverside birding and waterfall trail which will give you a forest feel. You can also dine and enjoy your time at Wild Feast and Jungle Cafe. The Zoo store offers exciting opportunities to shop souvenirs for your loved ones. The scenic beauty of Green Hills will definitely captivate your senses here. The undulating terrains of the hills of Vindhya makes the journey more thrilling.

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Children’s Nutrition Park

Childrens Nutrition Park Kevadia

Don’t you want to see the world’s first technology driven nutrition park? The major focus of this park is to provide nutrition awareness among people through fun means. The park is spread over an area of 35,00sq ft. The main attraction is the Nutri train which runs across the park to various theme-based stations. Some of the most popular stations are Phalshaka Griham’, ‘Punyanagari’, ‘Annapoorna’, ‘Poshan Puran’, and ‘Swastha Bharatam’ which offer amazing insights on proper nutrition. It’s a wonderful combination of education and entertainment. If you are looking for something different than a normal tourist place, Children’s Nutrition Park is one of the best places to explore in Kevadia.

Note: One more amazing place known as Mirror Maze is a must visit place to visit with kids in Kevadia if you are with your family. Your kids will love this place. It has 5d virtual reality theatre and Augmented Reality games to provide nutritional awareness to the children in an interesting way.

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Carnival Look and Unity Glow Garden

Unity Glow Garden Kevadia

The journey from Ekta Dwar to Sardar Sarovar Dam is not an ordinary journey. It’s a kind of journey that has the potential to seduce your senses. The 8.5 km stretch from Ekta Dwar to Sardar Sarovar Dam is amazing for visual treat. It is decorated with colourful motifs, lights that give it a carnivalesque type appearance. Another major attraction in Kevadia is the Unity Glow Garden where you can spend the best evening of your life. It is decorated with vibrant and attractive lights. It’s a unique theme park which showcases various figures, optical illusions, LED Fountains with glowing lights and various animals and birds. It’s a perfect place for night tourism in Kevadia. Tourists will surely get the best night travel experience here.

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Cactus Garden

Cactus Garden Kevadia

Located near the Statue of Unity is another charming attraction known as Cactus Garden which will definitely blow your heart away.  It’s a wonderful botanical garden which showcases a unique variety of Cacti and Succulents. The purpose of this garden is to give you a travel experience of the desert ecosystem entrenched in aquatic surroundings. There are 6 lakh plants of around 450 species. People who take interest in learning about nature must visit this place, it’s a great learning opportunity. For nature lovers, it is the best tourist attraction to visit in Kevadia.

Major Highlights

  • Solar panel of 8 KW
  • Nursery for producing succulents and grafted cacti
  • Erosion control blankets installed for preventing soil erosion

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Arogyavan

Arogyavan Kevadia

It is not wrong to say that there is a healing touch in the landscapes of Kevadia. Arogyavan is a testimony to this fact. Spread over an area of 17 acres, Arogyavan is a nature and healing paradise of toil-weary souls. It exhibits varieties of medicinal plants and health related environments to rejuvenate your mind, body and soul. The Van plays an important role in raising awareness about the role of plants, Yoga, Ayurveda and Meditation in the wellness of human beings.

The entry gate has 12 postures of Surya Namaskar. There is a three-dimensional layout of a human body known as Ausadh Manav which talks about the importance of medicinal plants and therapeutic treatment. One can also walk in the soothing Interior plants section to heal the mind. The best part of this place is that you can enjoy the traditional treatments based on Ayurveda, Siddha, Panchakarma, Yoga, Marma & Naturopathy all in one place. Exploring Kevadia will be fun if you visit this place for an awesome family vacation.

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Ekta Cruise

Ekta Cruise Kevadia

Take an awesome ferry ride of Ekta Cruise, you will never regret your decision. It is one of the best things to do in Kevadia. It goes from Shreshta Bhawan to Statue of Unity which covers 6km downstream on the Narmada over 40 minutes. You will behold the most serene vistas of the pristine Narmada River. There are exciting facilities for ‘On Board Dinner’ during the cruise. Delicious cuisines amidst the naturally rich surroundings will delight your heart and make your day trip memorable. In the lower deck, the souvenir shops, food stalls and chilling background music is an added bliss.

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Tour-De-Khalvani

Tour-De-Khalvani

Now, it’s time for some adventure. There is nothing better than Tour-De- Khalvani. Cycling on the hilly terrains and winding roads of Vindhyachal and Satpura is one of the best activities for tourists to do in Kevadia. Lush green forest mountains, stunning rivulets, beautiful flora and fauna and serene landscapes will enable you to become one with nature and click amazing pictures. The tour includes kids cycle, tandem cycles for couples to cycles for adventure lovers. It’s the best place to enjoy your time with family and friends with the thrill of adventure.

Timings- 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm & 3:00 pm to 6:00pm

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Valley of Flowers

Valley of Flowers Kevadia

Also known as Bharat Van, Valley of Flowers is one of the most popular tourist attractions to visit in Kevadia. It is spread across 24 acres of land and is a beautiful paradise for nature lovers. In 2016 it housed 48,000 plants but now it has reached up to 22,00,000 plants. There are several selfie booths and photo points to click amazing pictures to create fond memories to remember even after you have left its shore. There are around 300 types of flowers. You will behold, ornamental trees, shrubs, herbs and creepers with an alluring view of the Statue of unity.

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Zarwani Eco- Tourism

Zarwani Eco- Tourism Kevadia

If ‘nature is a thing of beauty and joy forever’, Zarwani Eco- Tourism spot is a place that best describes this phrase. It is one of the best kept secrets of nature and best ecotourism destination in Kevadia that has enormous blissful vistas for nature photography. Lush green trees, pristine waterfalls, serene rivulets, gorgeous Narmada River, lush green forests and exotic wildlife of Shoolpaneshwar Wildlife Sanctuary makes this place not less beautiful than the garden of Eden.

Highlights

  • Popular Fauna- Sloth Bear, Leopard, Hyena, Rusty-spotted Cat, Giant Flying Squirrel, Indian Grey Wolf, Palm Civet, Small Indian Civet, Ruddy Mongoose etc.
  • Popular Flora- Jerdon’s Leafbird, Great Tit, Yellow Tit, Brown-hawk Owl, Indian Eagle Owl, Eurasian Scops Owl, Mottled Wood Owl, Crested Serpent Eagle, etc.
  • Enjoy Butterfly Trails
  • If you are an adventure lover then also visit Adventure Park to make the best of your Gujarat Tour.
  • Herbal Spa is a must if you want to rejuvenate your spirit.

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Visiting Kevadia will enable you to listen to the silence of soothing nature and become one with the naturally rich surroundings. Away from the hustle and bustle of city life, Kevadia is one of the best nature escapades in Gujarat that one must visit for a wonderful family holiday.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best time to visit Kevadia?

October to February is the best time to plan a trip to Kevadia. The weather will be very pleasant for sightseeing.

What are the best places to stay in Kevadia?

The best places to stay in Kevadia -

  • Hotel Narmada
  • Sardar Homestay
  • Tent City Narmada
  • BRG Budget Stay Kevadia
  • Statue of Unity Tent City 1
  • Statue of Unity Eco Camp

What are the top tourist places near Narmada River?

  • Harsiddhi Temple
  • Vadgam Lake
  • Zarwani waterfall
  • Juna Raj
  • Sardar Sarovar Dam
  • Karjan Dam
  • Rajvant Palace
  • Nilkanthdham Poicha
  • Devmogra Temple
  • Ninai Waterfall

What to see around the Statue of Unity?

  • Helicopter Ride and Boating Ride at Statue of Unity
  • Valley of Flowers
  • Riverfront Cycling
  • Sardar Patel Zoological Park and Safari
  • Unity Glow Garden
  • Dino Trail at statue of Unity
  • Panchmuli Lake
  • Ekta Mall
  • Children Nutrition Park
  • Arogya Van
  • Cactus Garden

How many minimum days are required to explore the best of Kevadia Tourism?

You can explore the best of Kevadia in two days. The tourist attractions are not very far from Kevadia, it's tiny tribal village. You can easily explore everything within two days. If you want to take part in adventure activities then you need some more days but for sightseeing two days are enough.

What is the best way to reach Kevadia?

  • By Air- Surat Airport is the nearest airport to reach Kevadia, it is only 83 km away.
  • By Train- Vadodara is the nearest railway station to reach Kevadia. There are other railway stations which are well connected to Kevadia such as Bharuch, Ankleshwar and Miyagam Karjan.
  • By Road- Kevadia has good road connectivity. You can reach Kevadia from Vadodara. The distance from Surat to Kevadia-Narmada is 152 km.

How are the accommodation facilities for tourists in and around Kevadia?

You will get good accommodation facilities in Kevadia. You will get accommodation on your budget but some of the stay options are a little costly but they won’t compromise hygiene and cleanliness. The warm hospitality of Kevadia and soothing ambiance will fine tune your spirit.

Published: 18 Feb, 2022 | Last Updated: 19 Feb, 2022

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