The Statue of Unity gets three new tourist attractions, Maze Garden, Miyawaki Forest and Ekta Houseboat

Gujarat’s Kevadiya, home to the 182-meter-tall Statue of Unity, now boasts three new tourist attractions. Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently inaugurated the Maze Garden, Miyawaki Forest and a houseboat service, Ekta Houseboat in Ekta Nagar.

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These newly added tourist attractions are expected to attract a large number of tourists to Narmada district.

Here’s what you need to know about these new attractions.

The Statue of Unity gets three new tourist attractions, Maze Garden, Miyawaki Forest and Ekta Houseboat

The labyrinth garden
The Maze Garden spans three acres of land with a total of 2,100m in length, making it the largest maze garden in India. The garden was designed as a Sriyantra. Shriyantra is believed to spread positive energy. On top of that, around 1.8 lakh saplings have been planted in and around the garden, giving it incredibly green cover.

The Statue of Unity gets three new tourist attractions, Maze Garden, Miyawaki Forest and Ekta Houseboat

Miyawaki Forest
The aforementioned saplings are also part of this forest. Miyawaki Forest covers a total area of ​​two acres. The forest is named after Dr. Akira Miyawaki (Japanese botanist), who developed a planting technique by which a forest grows ten times faster and thirty times denser. The same technique was used to create the Miyawaki Forest. The Miyawaki forest will have areas such as – a native flower garden, a wood garden, a fruit garden, a medicinal garden, a special Miyawaki section of mixed species and finally a digital orientation center.

The Statue of Unity gets three new tourist attractions, Maze Garden, Miyawaki Forest and Ekta Houseboat

Houseboat Ekta
Ekta Houseboat is the premier houseboat service in the region. The 90-foot-long, 20-foot-wide houseboat features two well-furnished bedrooms, dining room, living room, adjoining kitchen, front deck and upper viewing deck. The houseboat is a beautiful blend of Kashmir and Gujarati art and culture.

  1. Where is India’s largest maze garden?
    The Maze Garden, the largest maze garden in India, is located at Kevadiya in the Narmada district of Gujarat.
  2. When is the best time to visit Gujarat?
    November to February is the best time to visit Gujarat.
  3. Where is the Miyawaki Forest in India?
    Miyawaki Forest is located at Kevadiya in the Narmada district of Gujarat.

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