Jatayu Nature Park to give wing to Kerala tourism
As Jatayu, the mythical vulture from Ramayana, gets a new life in Kerala, state tourism is all set to take flight.
It is believed that the mythical bird was slain and fell here while trying to save Sita from Ravana. This place, that sits on a 1000ft-tall hill in the village of Chadayamangalam (Kollam district), is now home to a one-of-a-kind Jatayu Nature Park which will boast of a gigantic sculpture of the bird.
Some also believe, the hill has Lord Ram’s footprint etched in stone.
Sprawling over 65 acres of land, the park will have a first phase opening in January 2016. Measuring 200ft-long, 150ft-wide and 70ft in height, the sculpture is being billed as the largest bird statue in the world. Conceptualised by renowned Malayalam filmmaker and sculptor Rajiv Anchal, the park will have a 6D theatre, an audio-visual based digital museum, ayurveda cave resorts and an adventure zone.
We’re waiting in the wings!
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