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Temple Pond in Peralassery
Temple Pond in Peralassery
Coordinates: 11°50′57″N 75°29′10″E / 11.849140°N 75.486010°E / 11.849140; 75.486010Coordinates: 11°50′57″N 75°29′10″E / 11.849140°N 75.486010°E / 11.849140; 75.486010
Country India
 • Total15,818
 • OfficialMalayalam, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
ISO 3166 codeIN-KL

Peralasseri is a census town in Kannur district in the Indian state of Kerala, situated on the Kannur-Kuthuparamba high road 12 km from Kannur town, on the bank of Anjarakandy river.


Peralasseri is 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) from the district headquarters Kannur. The nearest town and railway stations are Thalassery which is 14 km (8.7 mi) and Kannur which is15 km (9.3 mi) away. The Place is surrounded by 4 panchayats: Kadambur, vengad, Anjarakandi, Pinarayi. The Panchayath Office is located near Peralassery Subrahmanya Temple.


As of 2001 India census,[1] Peralasseri had a population of 15,818. Males constitute 47% of the population and females 53%. Peralasseri has an average literacy rate of 86%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 88%, and female literacy is 85%. In Peralasseri, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age. This is one of the smallest towns in kannur district of kerala state.

Highways and Bridges[edit]

Kannur - Kuthuparamba state highway is passing through this place. Peralasseri is 15 km away from Kannur town and about 14 km away from the proposed Kannur (Mattannur) airport[citation needed].

Hanging Bridge at Peralassery

The hanging bridge of Peralasseri is a notable tourist attraction.[citation needed] Built across the Anjarakandy river, this is one of the few hanging bridges in Kannur district.

AKG High School, Peralassery

Govt Offices[edit]

  • Peralassery Grama Panchayath Office
  • Mundaloor Post office
  • Makreri Village Office
  • KSEB Electrical Section Office - Peralassery
  • Kerala Water Authority Asst Engineer Office and Asst Executive Engineer Office.
  • BSNL Telephone Exchange - Peralassery

A.K.G. High School[edit]

Peralasseri A.K.G. Smaraka Govt. Higher Secondary School is an old school of Peralasseri town. The school is situated near the Peralasseri Temple at Mundalloor on the Kannur road. The school is known for good results and one of the good government school in Kerala[citation needed]

Medical Help[edit]

  • AKG Smaraka Co- op hospital
  • Govt. Ayurvedic Dispensary

Schools and Colleges[edit]


  • Peralasseri Service Co-op Bank - Main Branch
  • Central Bank Of India - Peralasseri Branch
  • Mownachery Co-op Rural Bank - Peralasseri Branch
  • Canara Bank - Peralasseri Branch

Famous Religious Centres[edit]

  • Peralasseri Subrahmanya Temple
  • Peralasser Naroth Mahavishnu Temple
  • Rangoth Bhagavathy Kshethram
  • Makrery Subrahmanya-Hanuman Temple
  • Mahavishnu Sivakshetram Aivarkulam
  • Mundaloor Rifayi Masjid[citation needed]

Other Landmarks[edit]

  • AKG vaayanashala
  • Mundaloor Mueenul Islam Sabha Secondary Madrassa.
  • Peralassery Markaz Yatheem Khana
  • Chirathukandi Azhikkodan club
  • AKG Memorial


Raidco Curry Powder Factory - Mo

Peralasseri Panchayath Mini Industrial Estate


The national highway passes through Kannur town. Goa 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 Kannur on Mangalore-Palakkad line. Trains are available to almost all parts of India subject to advance booking over the internet. There are airports at Mattanur, Mangalore and Calicut. All of them are international airports but direct flights are available only to Middle Eastern countries.

Notable Persons[edit]

  • A K Gopalan - Politician, Social Reformer
  • C.H Kunjappa - Writer
  • Sukala Suresh - Artist


  1. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.

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