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Country’s largest Maze Garden and Miyawaki Forest inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Ekta Nagar, Gujarat

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  • Adding more attractions to the State of Unity – the 182-metre world’s tallest statue depicting Vallabhbhai Patel – Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Maze Garden and Miyawaki Forest in Gujarat’s Ekta Nagar.
  • The Statue of Unity was inaugurated 4 years ago by the PM in October 2013 and these attractions have been added keeping up with his vision of making it a tourism hub catering to all age groups.
  • “The newly added Maze (labyrinth) Garden, spread across three acres with a pathway of 2,100 metres, is the largest maze garden in the country and has been developed in a short span of just eight months.
  • The objective of the Maze is to challenge the minds, bodies and senses of the tourists while giving them a sense of adventure and triumph.
  • To provide a green cover around the Maze 1,80,000 saplings have been planted including that of orange gemini, madhu kamini, glory bowar and mehndi.
  • Interestingly, the area where the Maze Garden is located used to be a dumping site which has now been given a makeover and turned into a verdant landscape while creating a vibrant ecosystem for butterflies, honeybees and birds to flourish.

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