A rock theme park with the world’s largest bird sculpture is what awaits all visitors to Kollam district. Jatayupura is among the most prominent tourist destinations coming up in Kerala. It is located at Chadayamangalam and gets its name from the mythical bird in Ramayana-Jatayu. Legend has it that Jatayu tried to save Sita (wife of Lord Rama) when Ravana, a demon king, was abducting her in his airborne chariot. He is said to have fought valiantly and fallen on these rocks, grievously injured.
Jatayu Earth Centre opened to the public from August 2017 and the concept behind this centre is the renowned film director, art director and sculptor, Mr. Rajiv Anchal, and it took his team 10 years of hard work and perseverance to make their vision a reality. The bird sculpture is the primary attraction here. It is 200 feet long, 150 feet wide and 70 feet high. It boasts of a museum as well as a multi-dimensional theatre.
An adventure park is coming up inside as well with a host of activities for visitors. Guests are invited to attempt every single one of the 20 different activities. Archery, rappelling, ladder climbing, jumaring and chimney climbing are among the options available here. The climbing activities are designed around the natural rock formations on the hillside.
Nearest railway station: Kollam, about 38 km
Nearest airport: Trivandrum International Airport, about 51 km
Latitude: 8.884393, Longitude: 76.868477