World's first Hindu theme park
Its backers describe it as the "world's biggest ever mythological theme park". Hindu gods such as Ram, Hanuman and Krishna will be the central attractions for a 'Disneyland on the Ganges' in India. The aim of the 25 acre park, called Gangadham, is to recreate great moments in Hindu mythology through hi-tech rides, an animated mythological museum, a "temple city", food courts and a sound and light show.
The park is to be on the banks of the Ganges, in the north Indian pilgrimage town of Haridwar.
It is where the Hindu god Vishnu is said to have left his footprint. The town attracts more than 18 million visitors a year. "There is a huge amount of pilgrim traffic in Haridwar," says Shiv Sagar, the project's chief executive, "Gangadham is a spiritual theme park where children and families can go and have a good time, while learning about stories"