Nature & Wildlife

Kerala’s rock-theme Jatayu Park getting ready

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM

The first phase of the Jatayu Nature Park, an upcoming rock theme park in Chatatayamangalam in Kollam district, with the world’s largest bird sculpture, will be thrown open for visitors next year.

Spanning an area of 65 acres, the Park holds the distinction of having the world’s largest bird sculpture (200 feet long, 150 feet broad, 70 feet in height and having 15,000 square feet of floor area) of the great mythical bird Jatayu, reports The Hindu.

It is the first PPP tourism initiative in the state of Kerala under the BOT model.

The first phase of the Park will open in the first quarter of 2016 with an adventure zone which has a three km radius, an official release said here.

The zone will have more than 20 games, including paint ball, laser tag, archery, rifle shooting, rock climbing, bouldering, ATVs and rappelling, it said.

Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and Majid Al Marri, Director Stakeholder Relations, International Operations, Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing, conducted an aerial tour of the site yesterday.

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