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Peravoor-: 'Thalassery-Iritty-Kottiyoor' Junction
Peravoor-: 'Thalassery-Iritty-Kottiyoor' Junction
Coordinates: 11°54′00″N 75°43′55″E / 11.900066°N 75.731979°E / 11.900066; 75.731979Coordinates: 11°54′00″N 75°43′55″E / 11.900066°N 75.731979°E / 11.900066; 75.731979
Country India
 • TypeLocal self government
 • BodyGrama Panchayat
 • Total34.1 km2 (13.2 sq mi)
 • Total20,618
 • Density600/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
 • OfficialMalayalam, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code0490
ISO 3166 codeIN-KL
Vehicle registrationKL 13 (Kannur), KL 58 (Thalassery),KL 59 (Thaliparamba), KL 78 (Iritty)
Nearest cityIritty
Lok Sabha constituencyKannur

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. .[1] 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[2] Peravoor is near to the Kottiyoor Shiva temple and Sree Mridanga Saileswari Kshethram.[3]

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.

Peravoor holds the Guinness World Record for the Tallest Christmas Star in the World.

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[edit]


Tallest Christmas Star

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[4]-Mananthvady road which was used by Pazhassi Raja, British people and Tippu Sultan.

Distances to some of the important places:



Peravoor and the surrounding areas have many tourist attractions.

Hotels and Lodging[edit]

There are lots of good restaurants, hotels and bars can be found in the city itself and nearby places, including:


  1. ^ "Perevoor Panchayath". Perevoor Panchayath. Retrieved 30 January 2019.
  2. ^ Thalassery Archdiocese
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  4. ^ Poolakutty