Jatayu Earth’s Center is the result of the joint effort by the Tourism Department of Kerala and Mr. Rajiv Anchal along with private equity holders. Their aim was to create a destination, which combines the best aspects of tourism and offers visitors a unique insight into God’s Own Country – Kerala.
Conceived by Rajiv Anchal, a renowned film director, artist and sculptor, it took him and his team 10 years to assiduously design and complete this monumental project. Guruchandrika Builders and Property Pvt. Ltd. has leased the government owned land for 30 years to build and operate Jatayu Earth’s Center.
The giant concrete sculpture of Jatayu is built on a large rock named Jatayupara (para means rock in Malayalam). The colossal statue is 200 feet long, 150 feet wide and 70 feet tall, making it the largest functional bird sculpture in the world with a place in the Guinness Book of World Records.
If you decide to make a visit here are some things you need to know.
1. For adventure activities a group of minimum 10 people is required. Larger groups must contact the centre beforehand.
2. A day-long adventure training program will be conducted under the guidance of a professional team. The package will include 15 challenging adventure activities, along with outdoor paintball, trekking through the wild and a beautiful view of the sunset from the Jatayu hilltop.
3. Only those above the age of 14 are allowed to take part in the adventure activities.
4. Prices generally start from Rs 3500 per person. Large groups are entitled to discounts.