Kerala has long been known for its lush greenery, serene backwaters and abundance of spices. The enormous wealth of natural resources in the state has attracted visitors from far and wide. The wealth these merchants and visitors brought has resulted in Kerala having the privilege of being able to invest back in its people and land. The state has a plethora of tourist attractions that continue to beckon tourists from around the world. Jatayu Earth’s Center Nature Park is one such landmark that is a must-visit during your next trip to Kerala.
In the Hindu mythological epic Ramayana, Sita is abducted by Ravana. Rama enlists the help of a few loyal friends to help get his beloved back from the clutches of the rakshasa. Some of Rama’s helpers in the Ramayana include Lakshmana, Bharata, Hanuman and Jatayu. Taking the form of an eagle, Jatayu was instrumental in helping Rama vanquish Ravana. During his battle with Ravana, it is said that his wings were clipped, and he fell to earth in the area that is known today as Chadayamangalam in Kollam, in southern Kerala. The locals have held this area in high esteem, and in 2018 Jatayu Rock was unveiled to the world in honour of this mythical legend.
The sculpture was designed by Rajiv Anchal and measures 61 metres in length, 46 metres in width and 21 metres in height. Jatayu Rock occupies a floor area of 1,400 square metres and is the largest bird sculpture in the world. The monument is located inside Jatayu Nature Park, which occupies an area of around 65 acres of verdant land peppered with hills, caves and valleys. The park is also home to Jatayu Adventure Center, which houses a virtual reality museum showcasing the story of the Ramayana and the significance that the locals attribute to the town. The adventure centre also offers activities like net climbing, trekking, ziplining, rock climbing and much more.
Kerala is home to numerous other attractions that are as splendid as Jatayu Rock. Stay at Rhythm Kumarakom during your visit to the southern Indian state and enjoy lavish accommodations, world-class facilities, indelible experiences and a wide range of exhilarating activities and experiences. Enjoy a remarkable sojourn in Kerala and witness the natural majesty that earned the state the title of “God’s Own Country”. Our resort in Kumarakom is located around two hours away from the spectacular monument that is worth every minute of the drive. On your way, witness swathes of lush greenery that has attracted visitors to Kerala for centuries.