Craftsmanship and sculpture is an ancient art, which originated in India from the earliest times. Having been a tradition of sculpture in India for centuries, it has witnessed multi-faceted development in the region. This tradition has been going on since ancient times and also in the modern era. Many grand and huge sculptures have been built in India under this tradition. The first name in the series of these magnificent and huge statues is the statue of ‘Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’ called Iron Man. This statue is the tallest statue not only of India but of the whole world. In earlier times, the main objective of craftsmanship was to decorate the civilization-culture and proud history of that time. But in today’s time, the main objective of the sculpture is to promote tourism.
Created to promote tourism, Jatayu Park is an excellent tourist destination that enhances the beauty of Kerala.
If you are looking for a place to visit that is connected with mythology and is also an important place for tourism, then the best option for you is to visit ‘Jatayu Nature Park’ located in the Kollam district of Kerala. The Jatayu statue located in Jatayu Park, spread over 65 acres, is the largest bird sculpture in the world.
Jatayu Rock Statue and Its Sculpture: –
Indian people have always been creative and imaginative. Similarly, to make his imagination come true, the film director Mr. Rajiv Anchal built a huge and amazing Jatayu statue. To realize this vision, Rajiv Ji chose the village of Chadyamangalam in the Kollam district of Kerala. This is also a reason behind Rajiv Ji choosing the place. According to mythological belief, this is the place where Ravana kidnapped Sita Ji and took her forcibly with him, then Jatayu sacrificed his life to protect him. Therefore Rajiv Ji chose this place. While protecting Sita Ji, Ravana also cut off one of the wings of Jatayu. Due to the wings of Jatayu being cut, the structure of the huge Jatayu statue has been constructed in view of that. According to the creator, Jatayu was the first motivator who pioneered the protection and honor of the female community.
This amazing piece of art is completely dedicated to honoring the Women’s community, and it is the most amazing park in the world. A large number of women have been appointed to do security and other works in this park.
This Jatayu Park, built at a cost of 100 crores, is full of panoramic views of nature. The statue of the giant bird Jatayu is 200 feet long, 150 feet wide, 70 feet high. Altogether this statue has been built in 30,000 square feet. And, it is situated on the right side above a cliff. It is also known as ‘Jatayu Rock’ due to its location at the top of the rock. It has taken a long time of 10 years to build this beautiful Jatayu Nature Park. Along with men, a large number of women have also contributed to building this park. Roller compacted concrete has been used to make this entire statue.
The Beauty of Jatayu Nature Park: –
The color of this statue changes with the sunset and sunrise. In the evening time, it appears red. The amazing view of sunrise and sunset can be seen from both eyes of this statue. Below this huge statue, there is a place of 15,000 square feet. The place has been used to build a museum and theater. In this Theater, the story of Ramayana is shown how Jatayu lost his wings and his life while saving Sita Ji.
Thousands and millions of trees and plants have been planted here to give natural cover to this infested park full of natural beauty. So that the atmosphere here can look completely natural.
Underground drains have been made here to drain water during the rainy season. A large water tank has been constructed here so that rainwater is not wasted. Which has the capacity to collect 15 lakh liters of water every year. This method of collecting rainwater is highly appreciated.
Apart from this statue, a temple has also been built here. There is a mythological story behind the construction of this temple. It is said that the footprints of Lord Sri Rama are still at this place. Therefore a small temple has been constructed here also.
Something More About Jatayu Statue: –
The park has been completely built by a private company at a cost of 100 crores. Its fame was further enhanced by being built at such a low cost. The land of this park has been leased by Rajiv Ji and his team from the Government of Kerala for 30 years. After 30 years, the ownership rights of this park will be with the Government of Kerala.
This place is no less than a paradise for nature lovers and adventurers person. To see this huge and beautiful statue, about 4000 tourists come every day. In this way, about 14,60,000 tourists visit in a year. This number of tourists is a very large number in terms of tourism.
Apart from this statue, a temple has also been built here that has a mythological story behind the construction of this temple. It is said that the footprints of Lord Shri Ram are still in this place.
This Jatayu statue is built on a high rock, which has no way to reach it. You must use a cable car to reach this statue. The use of a cable car makes this journey even more exciting. You can admire the beauty of the entire park with a cable car.
Visiting & Entry Fee for Jatayu Rock Statue: –
Now after reading so many things, you must have been making mind to see this Jatayu Park. So we tell you how to go to Kollam. The nearest city to know Kollam is Kanyakumari (Tamil Nadu). Which is located just 37 km from Kollam. You can book a cab from Bharat Taxi from Kanyakumari to Kollam to see this beautiful statue filled with captivating natural beauty and adventure. That too without any problem. Bharat Taxi offers you clean cabs and knowledgeable drivers at an affordable rate.
Kollam is just 46 km away from Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of Kerala. The nearest airport to Kollam is Thiruvananthapuram.
Apart from the Jatayu statue, there is a lot to do here. Such as- Paintball, Valley crossing, Burma bridge, trekking camp, Archery, Shooting, Rappelling, Hilltop camping, etc.
Entry fee 150/-
Cable car fee 250/-
Complete Package Rate 2500/-
Open seven days a week.
Time of opening and closing 09: 00 AM To 05:30 PM.
Everything I have written about the beauty of this park. In fact, it is much more beautiful than that.