The Himachal Pradesh Government is planning to build a mega 'Buddha Theme Park' at Dharamshala, the abode of Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama. Hindusthan Times reported.
Khanyara area of the Kangra region is one of the proposed sites as of now. The theme park will have a space to host thousand of persons (with stay and meals) along with a convention and Buddhist research centres. If the project concretizes as it has been envisioned, it will be one of the biggest of its kind in the State.
Kangra Administration is in the process to identify 37.5-acre land to develop the park. The Asian Development Fund will fund the ₹80-crore for the project.
According to media reports, Kangra Deputy Commissioner (DC) Rakesh Kumar Prajapati said, "the administration has prepared the concept note of the project. The park would also have the facility of stay and meals for the visiting researchers. The Buddha theme park, the biggest of its kind in the State, will have a Buddhist research centre, a convention centre for hosting about 2,000 people."
"Buddha theme park will be another attraction in the town for Buddhist followers and tourists," said Prajapati.