WORLD’S LARGEST BIRD SCULPTURE
Kerala is well known for its picturesque beauty, the green lushy scenery in Kerala is India’s major tourist’s attraction. It is that one blessed state that provides ultimate calm and serenity to its visitors. It has the most beautiful backwaters, the dense wildlife sanctuaries, lush tea gardens, soothing Ayurvedic resorts and roaring waterfalls help you experience pure bliss. Many of its cities and hill stations enjoy a cool and pleasant climate throughout the year. In between this scenic beauty, there is a huge bird sculpture in Kerala of jatayu in Ramayan.
An incredible view of nature is best seen from the jatayu’s earth center. It is 200 feet long, 150 feet wide, and 70 feet tall. In spite of being so large, the fine carvings of this sculpture will amaze you. The feathers of this bird are so finely made by the architect that one can see every little detail of it very clearly.
How is the sculpture made?
The giant bird is constructed out of compacted concrete, except for the talons, which are stainless steel. Although the building project started in 2008, work on the monument didn’t start until 2011 and it opened to the public in early 2017. The giant sculpture can be reached via a winding footpath or by cable car. Helicopter service can also be arranged. Visitors can roam around the bird and scale its wings. There are also various rooms and exhibition spaces inside the sculpture.
Guests can get a bird’s eye view of the surrounding countryside via an observation deck located inside the animal’s eyes. The area around the bird has been turned into an adventure eco-park with activities such as abseiling, zip-lining and rock climbing on offer.
Significance of the sculpture:
Jatayu was the bird in Ramayana when Sita was kidnapped by Ravana jatayu tried to save her heroically. Jatayu also represents a bygone era when humans, animals, birds and other living forms cared for each other and fellow beings and lived peacefully on this Earth.’
Kerala is really blessed to have these beautiful sculptures and scenes over there, so what are you waiting for?
Go and see the intricate work of this sculpture.
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