Jatayu Para

By | 11/23/2009 04:28:00 PM 4 comments

Jatayu Para(Jatayu Rock)is a curiously shaped rock formation along the MC Road in Chadayamangalam village,Kollam,India.Jatayu Para is 30kms away from Kollam district.Chadayamangalam or Jadayu Mangalam is a beautiful village lying between Kilimanoor and Kottarakara.There is a temple dedicated to Lord Ram at the top of the rock.This a huge cluster of rocks called Jatayupara is a single rock,situated 1000 ft above sea level covering an area of around 60 acres.
Jatayu Para is of interest to adventure tourists as this is an ideal location for trekking or hang-gliding.The rock gets its name from a character in the epic Ramayana.Jatayu,a gigantic bird,an ally of Lord Ram,staked his life trying to save Sita (Ram's wife) from her abductor,the demon king Ravana.The rock is beleived to mark the spot where the mortally wounded Jatayu fell.
Location : Chadayamangalam village, Kollam,Kerala

Getting There:
Nearest Bus Station: Chadayamangalam Bus Station
Nearest Railway Station: Kollam Junction Railway Station
Nearest Airport: Trivandrum International Airport
Jatayu Sculpture
The Eco-tourism wing of the State Government’s Tourism Development has adopted the sixty acres atop The “Jatayu Rock” for developing the area as a tourist attraction.The development project will in no way mar the natural beauty of the rock and whatever is going to be built will be in harmony with the surroundings.The facilities would help the visitors to enjoy the caves and creeks of the rocky environment.There would be a winding foot path leading up to the top stretching to several kilometers.The path will be lit and there will be places for rest,kiosk for tea,coffee and snacks etc.A few honey-moon cottages are also being planned.Right on top the rock the building of a huge functional sculpture of the Great Bird Jatayu is under way.It is 60 ft tall,150 ft broad and 200 ft long.This will have three storeys and would among other attractions,house a museum and mini film theatre.The form of the Bird would be lying on its back with a broken wing,raising its head.

The visitors who enter the sculpture can literally have a Bird’s Eye View as the Jatayu’s eyes are planned to be round windows opening to the world.Once finished,Jatayu sculpture would be the biggest functional sculpture in the Asian continent.It can be termed as the tallest sculpture as well.The news that the biggest functional sculpture is being built on The Jatayu Rock is slowly spreading.It would be useful to tourists if this site is included in the National Tourism Map as it is situated close to MC Road which is the route for lots of Ayyappa Pilgrims who travel via Trivandrum and Kanyakumari.For the spiritual tourists from other states of India Jatayu Rock can doubtlessly turn into a great attraction.It would be especially attractive to North Indian Pilgrims who are largely Ram devotees.
Website: www.jatayusculpture.com
For more information visit the offical website of JATAYU SCULPTURE
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alex marcelo said...

hermosas las fotos ,espero enviarte fotos de mi ciudad

marvelous view. There is one ANCHUMALA PARA at Kurumpakara, just 4km from Pathanapuram.

Marvelous view. There is one similar ANCHUMALA PARA at Kurumpakara, just 4km away from Pathanapuram.

Nithi bha said...

Thanks for sharing the post..
Its nice pictures to see.
Last week we visited for that we Book Bus Tickets through ticketgoose.
Thank you..