Now, it was around 4.30pm and time to start for the observatory. We drove to the parking allocated for SOU visitors. To our expectation, we walked into the elevator without waiting in queue after paying entry ticket (350Rs) to observatory. We saved paying for express entry which is whopping 750rs!!! The view from observatory is mind blowing. The dam, the entire Narmada River (dry for us!), and scenic nearby was astounding! We were speechless and proud! This is iconic statue! A world record statue! Though not very famous yet but worth a visit!!! We went down to other levels too! The facilities in the premises are top notch. Escalators, Travelators and Elevators, everything is there for everyone's convenience! We just couldn't stop ourselves from clicking pictures and more pictures. Our next agenda was to check their Laser show which I suggest is NOT to be missed at all! It starts at 7pm and we had lot of time on hand so we took the car and drove off the track to check the tents that are in within the premise for night stay! On our route, we came across very scenic Narmada Canal just around the time of Sunset. Oh man, what a ride that was from SOU to the tent!!! One should not really miss this route. Very few people go here as this is little off track but totally unmissable! Best part of our trip after SOU!!!
We reached just on time for light and laser show and were totally awestruck!!! Wow, every single minute, we felt more and more proud of the place we were standing on, the statue we were looking at! What beauty, what lights, what graphics! Yes, we were in India, very much in our India, watching our India at par with other country monuments!!! It was difficult to leave from there but we had to, with Only one hope that we don't spoil the place by littering or spitting or being uncivilised in any way!
We had our night stay in Baroda/Vadodara!!
Would I visit again? Yes, totally!!!