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8 Tallest Statues in India That Should be on The Bucket List of Any Avid Traveller

Top 8 Tallest Statues in India : Throughout the country, there are various beautiful and well-known statues. Take a look at some of India's most famous statues. Statue of Unity, Paritala Anjaneya Temple, Murudeshwara Temple, Mindroling Monastery, Thiruvalluvar Statue, Tathagata Tsal, Hanuman Statue, Chinmaya Ganadhish.

Updated: January 24, 2022 4:43 PM IST

By Tanya Garg

Tallest Statues in India
8 Tallest Statues in India That Should be on The Bucket List of Any Avid Traveller

Top 8 Tallest Statues in India : Since ancient times, taller monuments have been erected, occupying a significant space in their respective countries’ tourism industries. The majority of these taller sculptures around the world are of famous people or commemorate significant historical events. India is home to some of the world’s highest statues. You will also be astounded to learn about the significance of India’s tallest statues. As a result, when visiting India, a stop at a location with spellbinding statues is a must.

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Take a look at some of India’s tallest statues:

1. Statue of Unity

Statue of Unity in Gujarat

Statue of Unity in Gujarat (Picture Credit: Narmada Tent City)

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Location: Gujarat

Height: 182m

The Statue of Unity is a monument in Gujarat, India, dedicated to Indian independence movement leader Vallabhbhai Patel. It’s on a river island named Sadhu Bet in Rajpipla in Gujarat, 3.2 kilometers from the Narmada Dam.

2. Paritala Anjaneya Temple

Paritala Anjaneya Temple in Andhra Pradesh

Paritala Anjaneya Temple in Andhra Pradesh (Picture Credit:

Location:  Andhra Pradesh

Height: 41m

Lord Hanuman’s statue is housed in the Paritala Anjaneya Temple. The statue is the world’s tallest dedicated to Lord Hanuman. It lies around 30 kilometers from Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, in the village of Paritala on NH-9. Many devotees, both international and domestic, flock to it.

3. Murudeshwara Temple

Murudeshwara Temple

Murudeshwara Temple (Picture Credit: Thrillophillia)

Location: Karnataka

Height: 37.4m

The world’s second-largest Shiva statue is seen in Murudeshwar, Bhatkal Taluk, North Karnataka. The temple is situated on Kanduka Hill and is flanked on three sides by the Arabian Sea. The Murudeshwar, another name for Shiva, stands at 123 feet. The statue has been designed to shimmer as the first light of the morning falls on it.

4. Mindroling Monastery

Mindrolling Monastery in Dehradun

Mindrolling Monastery in Dehradun (Picture Credit: Thrillophillia)

Location: Dehradun

Height: 65m

The Mindrolling Monastery in Clement Town is one of Tibet’s most significant Nyingma monasteries. The monastery is a sight to behold. It has manicured gardens, a looming Stupa that is thought to be the world’s largest, and a succession of shrine rooms with relics and Tibetan art.

5. Thiruvalluvar Statue

Thiruvalluvar Statue in Tamil Nadu

Thiruvalluvar Statue in Tamil Nadu (Picture Credit: Kanyakumari Tourism)

Location: Tamil Nadu

Height: 40.5m

Another famous destination on a Kanyakumari tour is Saint Thiruvalluvar. The Tamil Nadu government raised this statue in commemoration of Saint Thiruvalluvar, unquestionably one of the finest Tamil poets and philosophers. This stone monument, with its flawless sculpting, has been built on a 38-foot-long pedestal to represent the Thirukkural’s 38 chapters of virtue.

6. Tathagata Tsal

Tathagata Tsal in Sikkim

Tathagata Tsal in Sikkim (Picture Credit: Onmanorama)

Location: Sikkim

Height: 39m

The magnificent Buddha park is known as ‘Tathagata Tsal’ is one of Sikkim’s most enticing attractions. Thousands of people visit the famed park, which is located near Ravangla, a district in south Sikkim since it offers them an unforgettable experience. The park’s centerpiece is a 130-foot-tall Buddha statue.

7. Hanuman Statue

Hanuman Statue, Jakhu Hill in Shimla

Hanuman Statue, Jakhu Hill in Shimla (Picture Credit:

Location: Himachal Pradesh

Height: 32.9m

Jakhu Hill in Shimla in Himachal Pradesh is home to the 108-foot-tall Hanuman Murti. Along with snow-capped peaks, sightseeing, and gorgeous valleys, the Giant Hanuman statue is a new landmark of the city and a key tourist destination in Shimla.

8. Chinmaya Ganadhish

Chinmaya Ganadhish in Maharashtra

Chinmaya Ganadhish in Maharashtra (Picture Credit: Facebook)

Location: Maharashtra

Height: 25.9

Chinmaya Ganadhish is the highest statue of Lord Ganesha n Kolhapur, Maharashtra. It is built of cement, iron rods, clay, and plaster of Paris is seated on a five-headed serpent. Hundreds of tourists take a detour off the highway to see the gigantic Ganesh statue

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Published Date: January 24, 2022 8:30 AM IST

Updated Date: January 24, 2022 4:43 PM IST