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Jatayu earth centre is located in a small village called Chadayamangalam in Kollam (Quilon) District is one among the most awaited viable tourism destinations in Kerala. This is the first cooperative work by the Tourism Department of Kerala and Mr. Rajiv Anchal (who is the mastermind and promoter) accompanied by private valuation holders to make the destination, which is an inimitable blend of all features of tourism including adventure, mythology, history, nature and beauty in the serenity.

Importance of Jadayupara

It’s assumed that this is the place where – Jatayu, a demi-god of Hindu epic “Ramayana” having the form of a vulture, fought with Ravana – multi-headed demon king of Lanka (now Sri Lanka) to prevent the kidnapping of Goddess Sita, and got slain off one of his wings. It is believed that Jatayu fell somewhere near the tiny Kerala village named Chadayamangalam. The statue of Jatayu is a giant sculptor idolizing this lesser-known warrior who fought and lost his life in his attempt to preserve righteousness.

About Jatayu Earth Centre – Myth, Timings, Tickets & How to Reach

About  Jatayu Earth Centre - Myth, Timings & How to Reach
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Jatayu is considered as the personification of Courage and Loyalty. Endangering his life, he attempted his best to save Goddess Sita from her kidnapper. .

Jatayu death
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Therefore, the Jatayu statue stands as a soaring honor to women’s security and uprightness

Jatayu also signifies a former age when human beings, animals, birds, and other living forms were concerned for each other and survived peaceably on this Earth. Every visitor at Jatayu Earth’s Center is entreated to comprehend and outdo the inner meaning of this inspirational design.

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Jatayu Earth Center includes 4 hills considered to be developed for tourism. This includes Jatayu Rock Hill, Adventure Rock Hill, Elephant Rock Hill, and Kitchen rock Hill. Each hill has its own importance. As of now only two ie Jatayu rock hill and Adventure rock hill are fully developed for tourism purposes.

Jatayu Earth Center Timings

  • Jatayu Earth Centre Opening and Closing Time is 10 am to 6 pm every day

Jatayu Earth Centre Ticket Price

  • Entry Fees: 400 Rs. Per Person + Tax
  • For Adventure activities, Trekking & Paintball – 1000 Rs. to 3500 Rs.

How to Reach Jatayu Earth’s Centre

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Chadayamangalam where Jatayupara is located is accessible from major cities and tourist destinations of Kerala. Below are the details of how one can reach this place.

By Train

There are three nearest Railway Stations from where one can reach Chadayamangalam

  • Kottarakara railway station is the nearest and easily accessible which is 22 km and it may take 30 mins by road.
  • Quilon (Kollam) railway station is the nearest railway station which is 43kms and it may take an hour by road to reach.
  • Trivandrum Rly station – 52 km; Aluva Railway Station (before Ernakulam Railway Station), Coimbatore Railway Station, and Madurai Railway Station.

By Air

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Trivandrum is the nearest airport which is 52 km and may take an hour to reach the place by road.

By Road

Jatayupara is located approx 200mtrs from Trivandrum – Kochi highway.

About Jatayu Earth Centre Four Hills

As mentioned earlier, Jatayu Earth Center is consisting of 4 hills. let’s get detail about all four hills

1) Jatayu Rock Hill – Statue of Women Safety and Honour

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This rock hill is located at the height of 1000 feet from sea level. length of this world’s largest bird sculpture is 200 ft., width is 150 ft and height is 70 ft. There is an audio-video museum, multi-dimensional theatre inside the sculpture.

There is a facility of cable car to reach out at the hill top. Rama temple and rain water reservoir on the hill top is another attraction of Jatayu rock hill.

2) Adventure Rock Hill – Ideal Spot for Adventure Seekers

Adventure Rock Hill - Ideal Spot for Adventure Seekers
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Adventure rock hill is having different adventure activities and it takes a full day for the same. Here, adventure activities are held by following international standards of safety. The pain ball station is a unique feature of this hill. It is spread across the large natural territory.

There is a safe forest where you can do trekking for one hour. Major activities at adventure hill are,

  • Rappelling
  • Archery
  • Zip-line
  • Rifle shooting
  • Chimney Climbing
  • Valley Crossing
  • Rifle shooting
  • Log walking
  • Jummering
  • Bouldering
  • Commando Net

Note: Jatayu earth Center is having a separate package for adventure activities which start in the morning and end in the evening along with lunch and evening refreshments included.

Elephant Rock Hill – A Hill With Night Camping Facility

Elephant Rock Hill - A Hill With Night Camping Facility
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This hill has a 250-meter long Zip-line zone. Major activities at elephant rock hill are campfire, Sky cycling, Moonlight dinner for the family with live music, live kitchen, etc. This hill provides the best opportunity to be a part of forestation.

4) Kitchen Rock Hill – An Outdoor Paint Ball Station

Kitchen Rock Hill - An Outdoor Paint Ball Station
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At the Kitchen rock hill, you will find Siddha rejuvenation. It is located in natural caves with accommodation facilities. There are varieties of plants in the herbal garden. Heli taxi service is available at this hill. By visiting this hill, you can be a part of the preservation & protection of the natural ecosystem.

You can also book a Jatayu earth centre visit on the official website: https://www.jatayuearthscenter.com/

Include Jatayu Earth Centre Visit in Kerala Tour Package

Most of the tourist who is coming to visit Kerala is arriving and start their Kerala tour from Kochi which covers Munnar, Alleppey, Kovalam, Trivandrum and finally either going back from Trivandrum or Kochi.

Chadayamangalam is located in between Alleppey and Kovalam / Trivandrum on the MC roadside and it’s easy for them to visit the statue. Those tourists who are not visiting Kovalam/Trivandrum, but going back after Alleppey, it’s easy for them to visit this as it takes 2 hours drive from Alleppey to reach Chadayamangalam.

Having said that, visiting Chadayamangalam or including Chadayamangalm in the tour package is easy and one should visit this architecture.