Jatayu park all set to seek global attention
Thiruvanathapuram: Jatayu Earth Centre, a tourism cultural centre at Chadayamangalam in Kollam, will seek global attention with the new facilities in the second phase. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will inaugurate the second phase constructions at the centre on Wednesday.
With the second phase launch, the centre will have the credit of having the world’s largest bird statue which is called Jatayu statue. The second phase include a number of attractions including a most modern cable car facility which is made in Switzerland, an adventure park and helicopter local flying service.
Launching the second phase of the centre, Kerala has fulfilled the dream to have a new tourist centre with global standard.
Renowned artist and sculptor Rajiv Anchal has constructed the Jatayu Earth Centre. He has taken over a decade to complete the bird statue here.
The Jatayu Earth Centre project in 65-acre land was launched as a Build Operate Transfer (BOT) project when Kodiyeri Balakrishnan was the tourism minister.
The giant statue of Jatayu is situated 1000 feet above sea level.
The most modern cable car facility manufactured in Switzerland is arranged to reach the statue and is launched for the first time in India. The journey in the cable car will be a great experience for the tourists.
Jatayu Earth’s Centre will be a great spot for adventure tourism. It is reported that the centre in 3.5 kilometres will assure safety of the tourists with modern facilitis.
The inauguration ceremony of the second phase will be held at the parking area here on Wednesday.
Tourists have to pay a ticket fare of Rs 400 including Rs 250 for cable car and Rs 150 as entry fee.
Adventure park offers a package of Rs 2500 including food. People interested in adventure tourism can choose the spot.
A museum and 6D theatre will be arranged inside the statue in the third phase.
In November, an Ayurvedic centre will be opened in the cave between the rocks. Other facilities will be available here from July 4.
Jatayu Earth’s Centre will be a milestone in the history of Kerala tourism.