A visit to the spice gardens and watching the sunset in the stunning backwaters are the two most important things any tourist would do in Kerala. But did you know that you can also go rock climbing, hone your rappeling skills and give a shot at archery in the state?
Yes! At the Jadventure Hill Rock of the Jatayu Earth’s Center located in Chadayamangalam in Kollam district of Kerala, you can do all of this and much more. The adventure area, spread across 65 acres, is open for a group of 10-100 people. There are several challenging adventure activities and games such as paintball, archery, laser tag, rifle shooting, rock climbing, trekking and rappelling for the tourists. It also offers abundant activities/services for visitors and tourists which include a 6D theatre, a virtual reality museum, an ayurvedic cave resort and much more.
The biggest attraction of the centre is the 200 ft-long, 150 ft-wide and 70 ft-tall sculpture of Jatayu, the mythical bird from the Ramayana, which was developed by filmmaker and sculptor Rajiv Anchal. According to mythology, Jatayu died at this spot while fighting with Raavana to save Goddess Sita. It is the world’s largest bird sculpture with an entry into the Guinness Book of World Records.
Owing to the changing preferences of travellers, the Tourism Department of Kerala aims to promote adventure tourism across the state and position the state as ‘The Land of Adventure’. Following the unique concept of responsible tourism, it offers several opportunities to support local communities with projects like renewable energy and rainwater harvesting.