Rock theme park in Kerala opens on July 4

Rock theme park in Kerala opens on July 4
The World’s Largest Bird Sculpture – Jatayu Nature Park,

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The world’s largest bird sculpture and a state-of-the-art cable car, set up as part of the rock theme park 1000 feet above sea level at nearby Chatatayamangalam, would be thrown open to the public on July 4, tourism minister Kadakampally Surendran said here.

“Spanning 65 acres, Jatayu Nature Park has the world’s largest bird sculpture (200 feet long, 150 feet broad, 70 feet in height and 15,000 square feet of floor area) of the great mythical bird Jatayu,” he told reporters here.

The park, tourism imitative under BOT (Build, Operate, and Transfer) basis, would also have an adventure zone and helicopter flying service facility, Minister said.

Renowned filmmaker Rajiv Anchal conceived and developed the sculpture, he said, adding that the cable car, built in Switzerland, would take visitors to the top of the rock and near the sculpture, 1,000 feet above sea level, he said.

“The Jatayu Park will set a new milestone in Kerala Tourism and elevate the experience of travelers to Kerala,” he said.

Spread across three storeys the Jaatayu sculpture would also house a unique digital museum, a 6D theatre, exclusive technological wonders and a bird’s eye view experience from 1,000 feet above sea level, he said.

An amount of Rs 100 crore has been invested in the project by nearly 150 Non-Resident Keralites and Guruchandrika Builders and Properties Ltd, run by Rajiv Anchal.

The minister said the tourism project was an example that big development schemes could be implemented with NRK’s investment in the state.

Ticket charges have been fixed at Rs 400, which include Rs 250 for the cable car journey and Rs 150 as entry fees. PTI

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