This incredible statue looks straight out of a movie. However, it does exist! If you have never heard of it, it may be because it was built and inaugurated very recently in India. Go to meet this gigantic eagle and the panorama that accompanies it.
The largest bird sculpture in the world
It is in the south-west of India, in the very attractive region of Kerala, that you can discover this new cultural and tourist site. The Earth Center, also called Jatayu Nature Park, was designed by Rajiv Anchal and opened in December 2017, but at that time it only included a small adventure zone. It was later, in July 2018, that the rest of the park was inaugurated. It now includes the famous statue which is actually the largest bird sculpture in the world. With its 61 meters long, 56 meters wide and 21 meters high, for a total area of 1400 square meters, it is undeniably impressive. To observe it as closely as possible, it is possible to take a cable car. Otherwise, it is possible to fly over it in a helicopter for an even more grandiose experience!
Since images sometimes speak louder than words to describe, here are some beautiful shots taken on this site:
Surroundings just as surprising
The good news is that you won’t have to travel around the area and back to visit Jatayu’s Earth Center. Indeed, this southern province is home to many places worth seeing. In addition, its traditions, its fauna and flora will allow you to immerse yourself in a world apart during your stay.
The coastal town of Kovalam
Kovalam Beach is an unforgettable place! Its wild expanse, its palm trees and its lighthouse from which you can observe a splendid panorama of the Indian Ocean will mark you forever. You can also enrich yourself by visiting the Sagarika Marine Research Museum which presents the different technologies used to produce pearls.
Periyar National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary
Also called Thekkady, this large animal center will allow you to discover many species of protected fauna and flora in the heart of an extraordinary nature.
Konni, a place dedicated to elephants
For ecotourism enthusiasts, but also for animal lovers, Konni is a must! This is a place dedicated to the care of elephants. You can meet these impressive animals and even touch them. Unfortunately, this center still offers elephant rides, which we do not recommend for animal welfare.
Until 1990, this town was called Alleppey. It is a real haven of peace by the ocean where honeymooners like to go. Around this city, you will appreciate the calm and the picturesque landscapes of these places between lakes, palm trees and rice fields.
The town of Munnar and its tea plantations
This city located in the heart of the Western Ghats mountain range is a hill station. For a long time, she was highly appreciated by the elite of the British Raj. In addition to its breathtaking mountain landscapes, green hills surround it. These are tea plantations. You will be able to discover the know-how of the Indians of this region.