Kollam - Jatayupara

Kollam – Jatayupara is one of the popular excursion routes that are undertaken from the city of Kollam. Jatayupara is a huge rock situated in Chadayamangalam. The rock has a mythological significance attached to it and derives part of its name from the mythical bird Jatayu, who has mention in the epic, Ramayana.

The bird, Jatayu played an important role in the epic Ramayana. It attempted hard to thwart the vicious attempts of the Demon King, Ravana to kidnap Sita. The powerful king slashed off the wings of the bird, which fell on Jatayupara, the huge rock, and collapsed. The large rock has been named after the bird Jatayu.

Kollam – Jatayupara is not only famous for the huge rock. A Crafts Festival is held in the place, where craftsmen from various parts of the country assemble to exhibit their goods.