Peravoor

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Smash of Jimmy George in Italy
Peravoor
Town
Drying Rice in Peravoor
Drying Rice in Peravoor
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
State Kerala
District Kannur
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 670673
Telephone code 0490
ISO 3166 code IN-KL
Vehicle registration KL 13 (Kannur), KL 58 (Thalassery), KL XX (Iritty)
Nearest city Iritty
Lok Sabha constituency Kannur

Peravoor is a city in Kannur district of Kerala state in India.

Location[edit]

Peravoor is a town located in Kannur district. It is south of Kannur (54 km) and Thalassery (44 km). The nearest city is Iritty. Iritty is 15 km away from Peravoor and located to the north side.

St. Joseph's Forane Church in Peravoor is the first Syro-Malabar church formed under Thalassery Archdiocese. Peravoor is near to the famous Kottiyoor Shiva temple and Sree Mridanga Saileswari Kshethram.

Peravoor is the first place where, the Syro-Malabar (Nazrani / Saint Thomas Christians ) Christian migrants from Kottayam and nearby places occupied during Malabar migration. This community contributed a lot in to the field of education, sports and many basic developments of Peravoor.

Famous persons from Peravoor[edit]

Jimmy George (born March 8, 1955 at Peravoor, died November 30 at Italy, 1987) was a professional volleyball player from Kerala, India.He is being considered as the legend of volleyball. He was the first Indian volleyball player to become a professional and played in Italy.

Politics[edit]

Peravoor Legislative Assembly Constituency is part of Kannur (Lok Sabha constituency).[1] Adv Sunny Joseph is the siting MLA of Peravoor.

P. K. Sreemathy is the sitting MP of Peravoor in Kannur Lok Sabha Constituency.

Transportation[edit]

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 Kannur and Thalassery on Mangalore-Palakkad line. There are airports at Mangalore and Calicut as of May 2016. The upcoming Kannur International Airport is just 15 km away from Peravoor.

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 by pass roads also availbale like Peravoor-Poolakutty-Mananthvady road which was being used by Pazhassi Raja, British people and Tippu Sultan.

Hotels[edit]

There are a lot of good resaturants and bars can be found in the city itself and nearby places. Some of them are listed below;

Rajadhani Hotel

Broad Bean Hotel

JK Residency

KK Tourist Home

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Assembly Constituencies - Corresponding Districts and Parliamentary Constituencies" (PDF). Kerala. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2008-10-18.