Jammu & Kashmir

‘Disneyland’ showcasing Hindu mythology to come up near Vaishno Devi temple in Katra

File photo of Vaishno Devi Shrine

Katra: In order to showcase the Indian mythology, particularly the Ramayana and Mahabharata, the Jammu and Kashmir administration’s proposed Disneyland is likely to come up close to the Vaishno Devi temple.

The Katra Theme Park aims to combine education and entertainment and of course, mythology and will headline JK’s economic development, Times Now reported quoting officials.

The report quoting senior officials of the administration said that JK’s attempt at development will not be by building cement-making factories, but by using unique methods.

The Katra Theme Park will mean an investment of about Rs 500 crore and a foreign partner– like Disney– is being sought.

As the theme park will be near the Vaishno Devi temple (there are three proposed sites, all of them close by), which attracts over 8 million pilgrims every year, there will be a large number of visitors every year. The theme park could be a post-darshan attraction for hundreds of devotees every day.

The JK administration has begun looking for a foreign partner in the PPP venture. Quoting the official source, the report said the endeavour is to create a world-class theme park, a Disneyland without mighty Mickey Mouse but with Ram and Sita and Krishna and Arjuna.


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