The Statue of Unity area is divided into five zones of which only three are accessible to the general public. From its base to the level of Sardar Patel's shins is the first zone which has three levels and includes an exhibition area, mezzanine and roof. Zone 1 contains a memorial garden and a museum. The second zone reaches up to Patel's thighs at 149 metres, while the third extends up to the viewing gallery.The viewing gallery can accommodate 200 visitors at a time. This gallery offers a view of the Sardar Sarovar Dam, its reservoir, and the Satpura and Vindhya mountain ranges.
The museum in zone 1 catalogues the life of Sardar Patel and his contributions. An adjoining audio-visual gallery provides a 15 minute presentation on Patel and also describes the tribal culture of the state. Zone 4 is the maintenance area while the final zone comprises the head and shoulders of the statue.
Valley of Flowers
A 'Valley of Flowers' has also been developed around the breathtaking 'Statue of Unity'. The countless flowers carpet the 17-km area on the bank of Narmada in multi-coloured hues of rainbow.It has more than one lakh flowers of different varieties.