Jatayupara Chadayamangalam

The huge rock at Chadayamangalam takes its name from the mythical bird Jatayu in the epic Ramayana, who is believed to have collapsed on the rock after failing in his attempts to thwart Ravana’s kidnapping of Sita. This picnic spot is situated on MC Road.

Legends goes that the name is derived from the mythical bird Jatayu in the epic Ramayana who is believed to have collapsed on the rock after failing in his attempts to prevent Ravanna’s kidnapping of Sita. There is a small temple atop of the hill that can be reached only by climbing steep steps. An annual crafts mela is held each winter and local villagers gather at the temple on festive occasions. Jatayupara is an ideal place for those who love adventure as the path leading to the top of the hill is partially motorable and strenuous. It is also a good place for trekking.

Getting there

Kollam, about 38 km.

Trivandrum International Airport, about 51 km.