Jatayu Nature Park-An Abode among Nature
An upcoming tourism havens in Kerala mingles creativity, activity, epics, history, wellness and adventure
With the increasing population, there has been an enhancement in need for residential condominiums and daily a number of waste lands, natural areas or water bodies are being reclaimed for creating shelters for human beings and it is alarming to observe this demand is insatiable. So, we are losing out on natural spots, rivers and this in turn is affecting the climate, bio-diversity and we are becoming prey to the urbanization concept.
However, there are environmentalists and nature lovers who understand the importance of preservation and maintenance of nature and how proximity to nature is crucial for our physical and mental well being. There have been steps taken to maintain the natural fauna and flora, the water bodies and allied others.
The upcoming Jatayu Nature Park is another step in this direction. It effectively combines the benefits of a nature park and tourism centre to encourage closeness to nature. The project is coming up at Chadayamangalam in Kollam district of Kerala; it has been designed by eco architect, sculptor and film maker Rajiv Anchal, is progressing rapidly towards completion. This rock-themed park is 38Km from Kollam and 28 Km from Paravur, with a budget of Rs 100 crores.
The nature park aims to bring together an unique experience that would touch the varied dimensions of art, epic, history, technology, spiritualism and adventure-all in one. Set in the picturesque locale, the Jatayu Nature Park depicts the sacrifice of Jatayu in protecting Sita from the demon Ravaan, in our holy epic Ramayana and its greater significance lies in modern day concept in regard to protection of women safety and dignity.
The 65 acres of land went into a complete transformation to give shape to the dream of Shri Anchal and stands as the vision of the people of Kerala who are God abiding and nature lovers. The park is the modern elucidation of a place evolving from historic memoirs, imbibes in itself the rich heritage combining the essence of nature, including the divinity of pilgrimage but also delving into fun of adventure.
The major attractions here includes a beautiful rock sculpture of Jatayu decked inside by a digital museum, 6D theater and telescopic and panoramic view of the scenic beauty of the entire vista, supposed to be Worldas largest bird sculpture; a thrilling passenger rope way and state-of-the aart Cable car with gradual climb to 1000 ft combined with picturesque splendor all around; for trekkers and walkers, there is a 1.5Km long cemented walkway for strolling among the jungle paths; the adventure park area with numerous activities for thrill and chill; the helitaxis that offers spectacular aerial view; the Park even offers stay in ancient caves or the aCave Resort Areaa offering in-house rejuvenation packages and natural and organic diets including all modern amenities.
In nutshell, the Jatayu Nature Park is an ambitious and one-of- its-kind project that not only aims to bring nature-human proximity but also tries to imbibe the traditional Indian culture, value and heritage.
Photo Credit : jatayunaturepark.com
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