Jatayu Park, Kerala - Ticket Price, How to Reach, Things to Do

Jatayu Park is the main tourist attraction in Kerala. There are a lot of adventure activities for tourists which is the main reason for its popularity

When Ravana was taking Sita's kidnap, a bird named Jatayu wanted to save Sita. But Ravana cut off a wing of the Jatayu causing the Jatayu to fall to the ground. The place where Jatayu fell today Jatayu Park is built where a big sculpture is made of a bird named Jatayu.

The statue of Jatayu is so big, that the name of this sculpture has been added to the world record as the world's biggest bird sculpture. The statue of Jatayu, a severed-winged bird, is popular throughout the world. A lot of people from outside countries also come here to see it. Let me give you a complete trip guide for visiting Jatayu Park. We will also take you into the depth of its history.

Jatayu Park, Kerala

Jatayu Park (Jatayu Earth Center), Kerala

Jatayu Park is built on Jatayu Mountain at 1000 feet above sea level in Kollam district, Kerala. This is the world's biggest bird statue, which attracts thousands of tourists every day. Rajiv Anchal built this idol in memory of Jatayu, who has also been a film director. He says that Jatayu is the first bird in the world who sacrificed his life to save a woman's life. This Jatayu statue took 7 years to build and was inaugurated in 2016.

The Jatayu Park is spread over an area of 30,000 square feet. The statue of Jatayu is 200 feet wide and 150 feet in length as well as 70 feet high. This statue is made entirely of concrete. And not any machines are used to make this Jatayu statue. Let me tell you one thing the Jatayu park is completely private not a government property.

As I told you, this Jatayu statue is made to great heights. It makes beautiful weather to visit. You can see the sunrise from the first eye and the sunset can be seen from the second eye of this statue.

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There is also a digital museum and 3D theatre inside the Jatayu statue which shows the life of Jatayu. Along with this, Jatayu Park also has an Adventure Resort, Sports, and Games Zone. In which you can play 50 types of sports, indoor games, and activities.

The colour of this Jatayu Statue also varies from time to time. For example, if you look during the day, it will look red and in the evening or on cloudy days it looks grey.

Adventure Center - Jatayu Park

You can do many activities at Jatayu Adventure Center. Here you can also do tracking, rock climbing, camping, archery, and shooting like PUBG. If you do not know shooting, tracking, and other sports, then you will also be given training in all sports so that you can play better. Here you will also see natural caves which you will like very much.

To go to Jatayu Park Adventure Center, you can take the entry from the main gate itself, here you will also be given a locker to keep your luggage safe. Let me tell you that there are four different mountains in Jatayu Park, one of which has a statue of Jatayu and the other mountain has sports and games activities for adventure. The remaining two mountains are always closed. Because you will not get anything there.

Adventure Center - Jatayu Park
Adventure Center, Jatayu Park, Kerala

Things to Do

You can play shooting games here like PUBG. Apart from this, you can also do archery here. You also do rock climbing here. Along with this, you can do commando walking, rope climbing, walking on a rope, chimney climbing, tracking, camping, and more.

If you are tired then you will also see a small restaurant here in which you can have breakfast for free. In this restaurant, you will only get veg food. And you cannot bring nonveg from outside. Because it is not allowed to bring non-veg here or eat it.

Helicopter Ride - Jatayu Park

Via helicopter ride, you can see the entire Jatayu Park from the sky. Which will make your journey more beautiful. For this, you have to book a helicopter ride. I have added the price of the helicopter rise below. This ride lasts for 10 minutes. In which, you will be shown the entire Jatayu Park from the sky view. Which is a better way to see the statue of Jatayu from the sky.

Jatayu Park helicopter view
Jatayu Park Helicopter View

Jatayu Park Kerala History

Jatayu was the name of a vulture during the Ramayana period in the Treta Yuga according to the Indian epic. He was a devotee of Lord Rama. When Ravana kidnapped Sita and took her to Sri Lanka by flying, Jatayu saw him. Then Jatayu followed Ravana, and he reached Kerala. Then he attacked Ravana to save Sita.

Then Ravana cut a wing of Jatayu with his sword. And Jatayu fell directly from the sky to the ground. But they waited for Lord Rama's arrival. When Lord Rama came, he told about Sita's kidnapping to Lord Rama, and then Jatayu got dead. You can read the full story of Jatayu in the Indian Maha Grantha Ramayana.

Jatayu is believed to be the first bird in the world to have lost its life for the safety of women. There is also a very old Lord Rama temple near this Jatayu statue, here you will also see footprints of Lord Rama.

Jatayu History
Jatayu History

How to Reach Jatayu Park, Kerala

Kollam is 46 km away from Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of Kerala. And Jattayu Park (Jatayu Earth Center) is 28 km away from the main city of Kollam. If you are in Thiruvananthapuram then you can reach Kollam using a bus or taxi. And then to reach Jattayu Park (Jatayu Earth Center) from Kollam, you will also get a taxi and bus services.
  • Nearby Bus Stop: Kilimanooris the nearest bus stop to Jattayu Park. It is just 12.5 km of distance.
  • Nearby Railway Station: Kottarakara is the nearest railway station to Jattayu Park. It is just 22 km of distance.
  • Nearby Airport: Trivandrum is the nearest airport to Jattayu Park. It is just 45 km of distance.

Jatayu Park Timing

Jatayu Park's timing is from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm in the evening. Meaning that you will have 8 hours to enjoy the adventure. But you cannot go on Tuesday because Jatayu Park is closed on Tuesday.

Jatayu Park Ticket Price

Ticket Price
Jatayu Park 400
Adventure & Games Center 500
Helicopter Ride 2400

FAQ

Q. Where is Jatayu Park located?
Jatayu Park is located in the Kollam district of Kerala. The full address is Jatayu Junction, Jatayu Nature Park Rd, Chadayamangalam, Kerala 691534, India.

Q. How many activities can do in Jatayu Park?
There are many types of activities you can enjoy. You can also do tracking, rock climbing, camping, archery, and shooting like PUBG, tracking, and other sports.

Q. What is the height of Jatayu Park?
The Statue of Jatayu is 200 feet wide and 150 feet in length as well as 70 feet it's height.

Q. Who was Jatayu?
Jatayu was a vulture. In the era of Ramayan, when Sita was kidnapped by Ravana then Jatayu wanted to save Sita. But Ravan killed Jatayu.

Q. What is Jatayu Park good for?
Jatayu Park is very good for kids, teenagers, and adventure lovers. This statue is the largest bird sculpture in the world, you really should go to visit at once.