Peravoor-: 'Thalassery-Iritty-Kottiyoor' Junction
|• Type||Local self government|
|• Body||Grama Panchayat|
|• Total||34.1 km2 (13.2 sq mi)|
|• Density||600/km2 (1,600/sq mi)|
|• Official||Malayalam, English|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|ISO 3166 code||IN-KL|
|Vehicle registration||KL 13 (Kannur), KL 58 (Thalassery),KL 59 (Thaliparamba), KL 78 (Iritty)|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Kannur|
Peravoor is a town in Kannur district of Kerala state in India. It is east of Kannur (54 km) and Thalassery (44 km).Muringodi, the nearest town, is 1 km to the north of Peravoor.And Iritty, the nearest muncipality, is 15 km to the north of Peravoor. . Peravoor is situated in the Western Ghats mountain range.
History of Peravoor is related to Pazhassi Raja, a warrior prince and de facto head of the kingdom of Kottayam and one of the earliest freedom fighters of India. There are many remnants of Pazhassi Raja's hiding places in and around of Peravoor.
St. Joseph's Forane Church in Peravoor is the first Syro-Malabar Catholic Church in Malabar, formed under the Thalassery Archdiocese Peravoor is near to the Kottiyoor Shiva temple and Sree Mridanga Saileswari Kshethram.
It is the first place where the Syro-Malabar Christian (Nazrani / Saint Thomas Christians) migrants from Central-South Kerala occupied during the Malabar migration. This community contributed a lot to the fields of education, sports, culture and many more basic developments of Peravoor and near by places.
There are a lots of Government and Private institutions exist in the city like Hospitals, Schools, Clubs, Churches, Police Station, Fire Station, Theatres, Banks, Treasury, Shopping Malls and many more.
Famous persons from Peravoor
- Jimmy George (born 8 March 1955 at Peravoor, died 30 November at Italy, 1987) was a professional volleyball player from Peravoor. He is being considered as the legend of volleyball. He was the first Indian volleyball player to become a professional, and played for Italy and Abudhabi.
- Tintu Luka (born 26 April 1989) is an Indian track and field athlete, who predominantly competes in the middle-distance running events. Born in Valathode, Kerala, she is the national record holder in the women's 800 metres. Luka represented India at the 2012 and 2016 Summer Olympics. In addition to being the 2015 Asian Champion in the 800 meters, she has won a total of six medals at the Asian Athletics Championships.
The national highway passes through Kannur town. Mangalore and Mumbai can be accessed on the northern side and Cochin and Thiruvananthapuram can be accessed on the southern side. The road to the east of Iritty connects to Mysore and Bangalore. The nearest railway station is Thalassery on Mangalore-Palakkad line. Kannur International Airport is just 15 km away from Peravoor. There are airports at Mangalore and Calicut.
Wayand is just 20 km away from Peravoor. Wayand can be accessed through Peravoor-Nidumpoil-Mananthavadi road (Baveli Road) or Peravoor-Kottiyoor-Mananthavady road. There are several bypass roads available like the Peravoor-Poolakutty-Mananthvady road which was used by Pazhassi Raja, British people and Tippu Sultan.
Distances to some of the important places:
- Bangalore / Bengaluru - 290 km
- Mysore - 150 km
- Coorg - 54 km
- Kochi - 293 km
- Wayand - 20 km
- Mangalore - 180 km
- Archana Hospital
- Syrus Hospital
- Government Hospital
- Resmi Hospital
- Dr:Bhaskaran's Hospital
- Ann Hospital
- And many numbers of Homeopathic, Ayurvedic and Dental Hospitals and Clinics
Peravoor and the surrounding areas have many tourist attractions.
- Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary
- Pazhassi Dam and garden
- Kanjirakkolly waterfalls
- Perumparamba Mahatma Gandhi Park
- Coorg valleys
- Krishnagiri river and Barapole hydroelectric project
- Central State farm at Aralam
- Steel Girder Bridge at Iritty built by British
- Wayand Ghat Roads
Hotels and Lodging
There are lots of good restaurants, hotels and bars can be found in the city itself and nearby places, including:
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