WORLD’S LARGEST BIRD STATUE AT JADAYU PARA EARTH’S CENTRE – INDIA

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Jatayu Earth’s Centre, also known as Jatayu Nature Park, Jatayu Rock or Jadayupara, houses the world’s largest bird statue located in Kerala, India.

I visited Jatayu Park in April 2019 and since posting a photo on my Instagram, this legendary bird statue has gone viral across social media and it has since become one of the most famous landmarks in India!

I have put together this easy guide for everything you need to know about Jatayu Park Kerala before you go!

 

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WHERE IS JATAYU EARTH’S CENTRE & HOW TO GET THERE

Jatayu Earth’s Centre is located 46km west of Trivandrum City in Kerala, India.

The best way to get to Jatayu National Park is by bus, which costs around 50 INR or by taxi, which costs around 1500 INR.

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JADAYU PARA OPENING TIMES & TICKETS

Jatayu Park is open Monday to Sunday from 9:30am till 5:30pm.

Jatayu Earth’s Centre tickets can be bought from the ticket office on arrival or you can purchase tickets online in advance.

Ticket Prices:

The entrance fee to Jadayu Para Nature Park is 400 INR

The cable car ride to the Jatayu bird statue on top of Jadayu Rock is 400 INR

If you wish to do the activities on offer at Jatayupara Adventure Park the rates are as follows: 

• 15 Adventure Activities Only (10am To 4pm) – Rs.1000/-

• Trekking and Paintball Only (Afternoon Session 3pm to 6.30pm) – Rs.1300/-

• 15 Adventures Activities and Trekking Only (10am to 6.30pm) – Rs.1500/-

• 15 Adventures Activities and Paintball Only(10am to 4pm) – Rs.1800/-

• All Activities + Paintball + Trekking (10am to 6.30pm) – Rs.2300/-

• Full Day Activities (10am to 6.30pm ) -Rs.3500/-

 

THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT JATAYUPARA

The famous Jatayu bird sculpture is an impressive 200 feet long, 150 feet wide and 70 feet tall making it the world’s largest bird sculpture!

Jadayu Para took 10 years to construct from start to finish and it is built mainly from compacted concrete and some stainless steel components that have a beautiful stone finish.

This Kerala bird statue symbolises the protection of women and according to Hindu legend, Jatayu (the mythical bird) tried to save princess Sita from being kidnapped by the demon king Ravana.

During the battle to save Sita, Jatayu’s left wing was chopped off by the sword of Ravana and he then fell on his back in pain with his talons clenched on top of Jadayu Rock, hence where the name originates.

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WHAT TO EXPECT AT JADAYU PARA

To reach the top of Jadayu Rock there is a scenic cable car ride that carries up to 128 passengers at a time, split between 16 cable cars. Upon arrival to the top, visitors are free to roam around the Jatayu sculpture which offers a 360-degree observation deck that boasts incredible views of the beautiful surrounding countryside of Kerala.

The Jadayu Para sculpture itself displays individually decorated and detailed feathers that splay across the ground from where you can step up on to the sculpture and take a look around.

Inside the Jadayu Para sculpture are various rooms and exhibition spaces and there is even an observation deck inside the head of Jatayu where you can get a birds-eye-view of the outside world!

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JATAYUPARA ADVENTURE PARK

Apart from visiting the Jatayu bird statue, be sure not to miss all the fun activities that Jatayu Nature Park also has to offer!

There are up to twenty different activities and attractions to join in on at Jatayu Earth’s Centre, such as rock climbing, zip-lining, high ropes course, archery, air rifle shooting, paintball, trekking, 12D cinema and much more!

Jadayu Para Earth’s Centre really has something for everyone and it’s a great place to spend an entire day on your next visit to Kerala, India!

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WHERE TO STAY NEAR JADAYU PARA

Trivandrum is the nearest city that has hundreds of accommodation options to choose from. I have narrowed it down to a few of the best places to stay in Trivandrum to fit the needs of budget backpackers and luxury travelers. See the list of accommodations below that I personally recommend:

Luxury: Hilton Garden Inn

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Mid Range: Biverah Hotel & Suites

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Budget: Hotel Silver Sand

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• Drone Camera: DJI Mavic Pro 2

• GoPro: GoPro Hero 8 Black

• Everyday Lens: Sony F2.8 24/70mm

• Camera Bag: Lowepro Protactic 31L

• Selfie Stick: Sandmarc Metal Edition 1.2m 

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• Travel Insurance: World Nomads Travel Insurance

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Thanks for reading this article and if you have any questions about Jatayu Earth’s Centre please leave me a comment below and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

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