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If India isn’t already on your list of must-visit countries, it should be. Between the delicious food, centuries old architecture and incredible culture, the country as a whole has a lot to offer when it comes to the traveler with wanderlust. If you needed one more reason to visit–you don’t–you can now add a visit to the world’s largest bird statue to the list. Created by sculptor Rajiv Anchal, this giant concrete statue-the largest bird statue in the world–pays homage to Jatayu and the legend of Ramayana. As The Hindu tells it, “Legend has it that it was on a rocky peak near the village that the mythological giant eagle of the Ramayana fell while fighting Ravana. Thereafter, the place came to be known as ‘Jatayumangalam’. Over the years, it became Chadayamangalam and the peak became Jatayupara (Jatayu rock).” Anchal’s decades long effort created a unique landmark that checks all the boxes for an international tourist destination despite the fact that the museum and the theater housed in the 200′ long, 150′ wide and 70′ tall sculpture aren’t open yet.

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We pride ourselves on being able to tackle problems and jigsaw puzzles like everyone else–from the edge pieces in. That’s a little more difficult when it comes to thousand piece adventures like the Moon puzzle you see here. In is out, out is in, and there’s an entire quadrant of almost fully gray pieces that depict the lunar surface, but all of that just adds to the productive difficulty you’ll experience when you’re assembling this jigsaw version of modern history. As they tell it, “July 16, 2019 marked the 50 year anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch – the historic mission to the Moon where Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first of humankind to set foot on the Moon. Our Moon puzzle celebrates this momentous achievement and will challenge and delight puzzle solvers everywhere.”