Jatayu Nature Park in Kerala

The Jatayu Nature Park has been completed after seven years of work and is expected to open its doors to the public in the first quarter of 2016. On the top of the hill there is a sculpture of the mythical bird Jatayu, which, being 200 ft long, 150 ft wide and 70 ft height, has been described as the largest bird statue in the world. It will house a 6D theatre and a digital museum that will show to its visitors glimpses from the great Indian epic of Ramayana.

The location chosen for the creation of the park is the Chadayamangalam (Jatayu-mangalam) of Kollam district in Kerala. There, according to local beliefs, fell the demigod Jatayu, who had taken the form of a vulture in his effort to rescue Sita, the wife of Rama, from the clutches of Ravana.

The construction work was undertaken by film producer Rajiv Anchal and the initial cost of the project is estimated to reach ₹100 crore. The park is expected to contribute significantly to the further development of tourism in Kerala, which is the favorite destination for millions of tourists every year from all over India and abroad.