Set amid hills, Peruvannamuzhi (Peruvannamoozhy) is one of the most beautiful tourist destinations in Calicut District of Kerala state ,South India. Peruvannamuzhi is located about 60 km North East of the Calicut (Kozhikode) district headquarters. By boarding buses plying between Kozhikode and Peruvannamuzhi, you can directly reach Peruvannamuzhi Dam.
The region offers immense scope for picnicking. The main attraction of the place is the artificial lake reservoir where the visitors can enjoy a cool boating. The reservoir here provides facilities for speedboat and rowboat cruises during which one can see the 'Smaraka Thottam', a garden built in the memory of the freedom fighters of the region. There are numerous small islands in the reservoir few of them are converted to bird sanctuaries. Uninhabited islands, bird sanctuaries and a crocodile farm run by the forest Department add to the charm of the place. There is a beautiful garden in peruvannamuzhi where visitors can spend time without any disturbances of the busy outside world. In the crocodile farm you can closely observe the giant crocodiles.
The reservoir serves the irrigation requirements of three districts of Kerala namely Kozhikode,Malapuram and Kannur. The Japan government aided multi million dollar drinking water project is also getting water from the Peruvannamuzhi reservoir.
The IISR (Indian Institue of Spices Research) research center is also located in Peruvannamuzhi. IISR is a Government of India Institution for agricultural research and development. Many new varieties of corps are emerged from the IISR Peruvannamuzhi research labs. Another venture of IISR known as KVK or Krishi Vigyan Kendra is also has its main offices in Peruvannamuzhi. KVK has it's own training facilities for farmers with hostel and boarding facilities. Another attraction of Peruvannamuzhi is the Koothali Agricultural Farm which is located in Peruvannamuzhi. You will get seed and saplings of all fruit and flower varieties here.
The decades old Fathima Matha Catholic church is also another attraction. The surrounding areas of the Church gives a breathtaking scenic beauty. Another famous organization ‘Shalom’ is also having its headquarters in Peruvannamuzhi. The Shalom publications, Shalom TV and Shalom Prayer group are also operating from the same campus.
All these are just the tips of the iceberg. No doubt Peruvannamuzhi girdled with mountains is an abode of beauty, calm & serenity. Trekking, journey through the hundreds of acres of rubber plantation, fishing, etc.etc. will add enjoyment, value and excitement to your holidays.