Jatayu Park, Kerala

Jatayu Park Kerala - History - Route - Timing - Prices: When Ravana was taking Sita's kidnap, a bird named Jatayu wanted to save Sita. But Ravana cut off a wing of the Jatayu that caused the Jatayu to fall on the ground. The place where Jatayu was fell today Jatayu Park is built where a big sculpture is made of a bird named Jatayu.

Friends, 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 statue. The statue of Jatayu, a severed winged bird, is popular throughout the world. People from outside countries also come here to see it.

Jatayu Park Kerala - History and Guide

Come, let me give you a complete trip to Jatayu Statue in Jatayu Park. I will also take you into the depth of its history. And I will also give you information about all the hotels and restaurants around Jatayu Park.

Jatayu Park Kerala - History and Guide

Jatayu Park is built on Jatayu Mountain located in the Kollam district of Kerala. In this Jatayu Park park, the sculpture of Jatayu, the world's biggest bird statue is made. Every day 10 thousand tourists come to see the statue of Jatayu in Jatayu Park.

Jatayu Park Kerala - History and Guide

This idol was built by Rajiv Anchal 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. And then lots of crowds coming every day here.

This Jatayu statue is built on the Jatayu Mountain situated at an altitude of 1000 feet above sea level. This Jatayu Park is spread over an area of ​​30,000 square feet. And the statue of Jatayu is 200 feet wide and 150 feet in length as well as 70 feet its height.

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Jatayu Park Kerala - History and Guide

This statue is made entirely of concrete. And not any machines are used to make this Jatayu statue. Let me tell you one thing that Jatayu idol is completely private. Jatayu Park is not a government heritage.

As I told you, this Jatayu Statue is made at great heights. So after coming, you will feel very good, due to the fast-moving wind under the open sky, the mind gets a lot of peace. You can see the sunrise from the first eye and the sunset can be seen from the second eye of this statue.

There is also a digital museum and 3d theater inside of this Jatayu statue which keeps on showing the life of Jatayu. Along with this, Jatayu Park also has Adventure Resort, Sports, and Games Zone. In which you can play 50 types of sports, games, and activities.

The color 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 gray.

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Jatayu Park Kerala - Adventure Center

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.

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.

Jatayu Park Kerala - History and Guide
Jatayu Park Adventure and Games Zone

Let me tell you about all the activities here.
You can shoot here. I am not talking about shooting videos. I am talking about gun shooting here as you do in 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.

Jatayu Park Kerala History

Jatayu was the name of a vulture during the Ramayana period in the Treta Yuga according to the Indian epic. That was also a devotee of Lord Rama. When Ravana kidnapped Sita and was taking her to Sri Lanka by flying, Jatayu saw him. Then Jatayu followed Ravana, 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 to die. You can read the full story of this 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 Park Kerala - History and Guide
Ravan, Sita and Jatayu Scene

Jatayu Park Helicopter Ride

Let me tell you that you can see the entire Jatayu Park from the sky from a helicopter. For this, you also have to book a helicopter ride. I have added the price of its ticket below.

In this helicopter ride, you will be shown the entire Jatayu Park through the sky view by helicopter. Which is really fun. And anyway, it is better to see the statue of Jatayu from the sky. This ride lasts for 10 minutes. After that back you to the ground.

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 in 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.

If you are coming from the train then you have to come to the Kottarakara railway station. Because the Kottarakara railway station is the nearest railway station to Jatayu Park. And if you want to come by airplane then you have to come to Trivandrum Airport which is 52 kilometers away. Which is the nearest airport to Jatayu Park.

Jatayu Park Kerala - History and Guide
Thiruvananthapuram Airport

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The best time to visit Jatayu Park is from October to June. Because as I keep telling you that you can come here any day except on rainy days.

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 do not go on Tuesday because Jatayu Park is closed on Tuesday.

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.

Jatayu Park Ticket Price

To go near the Jatayu statue in Jatayu Park, you have to go via cable car from Jatayu Earth Center. You can also book tickets online for this park. Ticket prices are of different types which I have mentioned below.

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