Jatayu Natural Park


Jatayu Nature ParkJatayu Nature Park also called Jatayupara is situated in Chadayamangalam in Kollam district. A rock theme park with the world’s largest bird sculpture is what awaits tourists here. The name of this place Chadayamangalam itself is gained its name from a mythical bird in Ramayana – Jatayu. In the story Jatayu the bird tried to stop Ravana on his way abducting Seetha in his airbone chariot – Pushpakavimana. The concept of this biggest bird sculpture was by renowned film director, art director and sculptor Rajiv Anchal. It took 10 years of hard work and perseverance of the team to make the plan a reality. The sculpture is 200 feet long, 150 feet wide and 70 feet high. There is a museum and a multi-dimensional theatre. An adventure park is also coming up which will host various activities like archery, rappelling, ladder climbing, jumaring and chimney climbing etc for the visitors. The natural rock formations on the hill side are where the climbing activities are made.Distance from Haripad to Jatayupara is 80 km.