In Hindu mythology Ramayana, Jatayu is described as a demi-god who was Aruna’s younger brother. He had the form of a vulture and was a dear friend of Dasharatha, Lord Ram’s father. Jatayu attempts to rescue Goddess Sita as King Ravan was kidnapping her to his kingdom Lanka to take revenge from Lord Ram and Laxman.
Jatayu stopped Ravan’s chariot named Pushpaka Vimana and got into a fight with Ravan. During the fight, Ravan cut off Jatayu’s left-wing and left with Sita. It is said that the injured Jatayu and his lost wing fell on this stone where the statue of Jatayu is presently built. The stone is named Jatayupara (Jatayu Rock).
Jatayu Earth’s Center. Jatayu Earth’s Center, also known as Jatayu Nature Park or Jatayu Rock, is a park and tourism centre at Chadayamangalam in Kollam district of Kerala. It stands at an altitude of 350m (1200ft) above the mean sea level.
No doubt I can say Kerala is the heaven of earth, it has gifted beauty. All credits should be given to the Tourism department of Kerala. One of the major attractions in Kerala is Jatayu Nature Park or Jatayu Earth’s Center. It has been built together by the Tourism department of Kerala and Mr. Rajiv Anchal. It has been the result of a unique idea. The sole aim was to take people to the God’s own Country.
The renowned film director, art director, and sculptor Mr. Rajiv Anchal is the trailblazer behind this staggering idea. It took almost ten years for him to meticulously design and complete this monumental project. Obviously, he alone could not do anything so he took the aid of the team. They, together, they did amazing work. Jatayu Earth’s Center has been constructed government-owned land. It is worth mentioning that is spread over 65 acres.
Where is it Situated?
Jatayu Earth’s Center tourism project is located at Jatayupara near Chadayamangalam town in Kollam district of Kerala. The nearest international airport, Trivandrum, is only 50 km away from Jatayu Earth’s Center.
What you can expect?
You can get to this place easily with a cable car. Jatayu Rock offers a huge number of experiences to the explorers. One of the most amazing things you will experience here is the 6D Theater and the museum located in the sculpture.
This is an ideal weekend escape for all the adventure lovers! Take part in adventure activities in the surroundings of amazing vistas of nature. Regardless of whether it is commando nets, vertical ladder, Burma spans, side Jolla, chimney climbing or log walk, take your pick and feel the adrenaline rush through your body. The new Paintball zone adds to the excitement of this place.
Apart from all these special experiences, it also includes camping, trekking, Ayurveda, live kitchen and much more that will make your tour fabulous. You must visit this destination for an exceptional experience that you will not get in any other tourist spots in Kerala! From 10 am to 5 pm
After entering the main gate of the sculpture, you will get the tag and then you will go to the rope car. The tag of various colours indicates individuals of different time slots. They also have wheelchair facilities if required. This spot gets visitors from all the four generations from Grandparents to kids since it has components that are fascinating to all generations. From adventure enthusiasts to family to couples, it caters to a wide range of audiences.
The rope car gives a unique experience. The picturesque beauty that you see from the top is mind-blowing as well as memorable. After getting out of the rope car, you will get to the Sculpture. Disabled/old people can go up steps using a special chair assigned for them after getting out of rope car.
The sculpture is 60m long, 45m wide and 21m tall, making it the largest bird sculpture in the world and it also has a place in the Guinness Book of World Records.