Jatayupara Sculpture: Jatayu is the largest bird sculpture in the world found at Chadayamangalam in Kollam, Kerala. It relates to the Ramayana, the Indian epic. Chadayamangalam is a theme park one-of-its-kind located from Thirucananthapuram around 50 km and has amalgam of elements including technology, mythology, adventure, art, culture, and wellness. It is an ideal place for adventure seekers and picnic goers such that the place features virtual reality museum.
The interesting feature here is the Jatayu bird sculpture. As per mythology, Jatayu died while saving Sita( Lord Rama’s wife), when the demon king of Lanka, Ravana, was kidnapping her in his flying chariot. Jatayu fought to save Sita and fell in an injured condition on the rocks. This theme park is one-of-its-kind designed by renowned movie director, Rajiv Anchal, sculptor and screenwriter, working in Malayalam language. The place is sure to leave everyone in awe.
A ropeway facilitates visitors to enjoy the bird’s eye view in Kerala, the God’s own country. It is set in the park within a natural terrain. The park has adventure activities including trekking, valley crossing, paintball, zip line, bouldering, wall climbing, archery, rappelling, and more.
Natural rock formations are seen on the hillside and designed are the climbing activities. There is multi-cuisine food court for foodies on-site for guests to enjoy the surrounding panoramic views. People longing for spiritual assistance find Jatayu center as the right place in its Siddha Cave Healing Center.
How to reach Jatayu Adventure Centre?
Jatayu Adventure Centre is the world’s largest bird sculpture in Kerala. Reaching it is easy, while the nearest railway station is at Kollam. The nearest airport is around 51 km, the Trivandrum International Airport. The railway airport and station facilitate autos and cabs all the time to reach Jatayu Adventure Centre.
Jatayu Nature Park, is known as Jatayupara is prominent as it features this mythical bird statue. It is located in the Trivandrum City, Keral to the west at 46km. The best way of getting is by bus that costs around INR 50 and INR 1500 by taxi.
Jadayu Park opening times are from 9.30 am to 5:30 pm for Monday to Sunday. Tickets are bought from the ticket office or you can book online in advance.
Jadayu Para Nature Park entrance fee is INR 400. The cable car ride is INR 400 to reach on Jadayu Rock top.
Activities at Jatayupara Adventure Park
The activities at Jatayupara Adventure Park include:
- Trekking and Paintball ( Rs. 1300- 3pm to 6 .30 pm afternoon session)
- 15 Adventures Activities and Paintball ( Rs. 1800 – 10 am to 4 pm)
- 15 Adventures Activities and Trekking ( Rs. 1500- 10 am to 6.30 pm)
- 15 Adventure Activities ( Rs.1000- 10am to 4pm)
- Full day Activities ( Rs.3500 – 10am to 6.30 pm)
- Jatayu bird sculpture is 200 feet long, 70feet tall, and 150 feet wide, making it one of the largest birds sculptures in the world.
- The sculpture of Jadayu Para took to construct 10 years. It is in compacted concrete and features stainless steel components offering a perfect stone finish.
- Kerala bird symbolizes women protection as per Hindu legend.
To reach Jadayu Rock a scenic cable car carries at a time 128 passengers split between 16 cable cars. Visitors roam around Jatayu sculpture offering observation deck of 360-degree and it boasts of incredible surrounding views of the countryside.
Trivandrum has accommodation options in hundreds. There are favorite places to stay to fit the luxury travelers and budget backpackers.
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