The Adventure Rock Hill at Jatayu Earth’s Center – Kerala’s first BOT model ecotourism project –
The Adventure Rock Hill at Jatayu Earth’s Center – Kerala’s first BOT model ecotourism project –is now open for travellers! Located at Chadayamangalam in the Kollam district of Kerala, the Jatayupara Nature Park was rechristened as Jatayu Earth’s Center. Covering four hills in Chadayamangalam, there are few more ventures pending to make the Nature Park fully operational, which is expected to be completed by April 2018.
Adventure Rock Hill is open for a group of 10-100 people, with an entry fee of Rs 3500 pp. Spread across 65 acres, it offers abundant activities that include camping, rock climbing, trekking, a 6D theatre, a virtual reality museum, and a Siddha and an Ayurvedic cave resort. The attractive tour package for visiting the centre includes 15 challenging adventure activities. It has a separate adventure zone, which provides over 20 different games such as paintball, archery, laser tag, rifle shooting, rock climbing and rappelling for the tourists.
The center has been built in a public-private partnership under the Build-Operate-Transfer (BoT) model. The bird sculpture replicates the mythical bird- Jatayu, which was developed by filmmaker and sculptor Rajiv Anchal. As per mythology, Jatayu died at this spot while fighting with Raavana to save Goddess Sita. The sculpture is 200 ft. long, 150 ft. wide and 70 ft. tall, making it the world’s largest bird sculpture with an entry into the Guinness Book of World Records.
For more information: http://www.jatayuearthscenter.com/