A theme park based on 52 of the most important temples in India is being planned to be developed in the Kankhal area of Haridwar in India. The Indian government is focusing on the revival of tourism during the time of the pandemic. This theme park project is one of the 13 projects that are being developed in the state of Uttarakhand. 13 projects are for 13 districts of Uttarakhand.
For the theme park project, the land area of 10 hectares has been allotted in the village called Devpur Ahatmal located near the famous Daksheshwar Mahadev Temple of Kankhal.
There are 52 temple sites significant to the Hindu tradition and which belong to the worship of Shiva. According to the mythology, Shiva carried the body of his wife ‘Parvati’ after she plunged into the fire as a sign of protest against her father. Wherever, the body parts of his wife fell, a temple was built.
According to the District Magistrate of Haridwar, more details about the theme park project will be announced. The land clearance and required paperwork are already being processed.
The theme will feature all the 52 sacred temple sites also known as ‘Shakti Peeths’. It is expected to bring in lots of pilgrims from within India. According to the District Tourism Officer of Haridwar, this concept is very unique for the pilgrims as well as tourists.
In the theme park, the replicas of the temples will be displayed. Also, the spiritual significance of these sites will be available for the tourists who wish to learn more about the Hindu Tradition.