Peruvanmala is a natural hillock of about hundred metres above sea level and an area of fifty acres situated in Thalakkottukara village. Filled with beautiful greenery this isolated grassland is an ideal place for nature lovers to take a break. On top of the hill there is a temple of Lord Shiva. The whole hillock is under the administration of Cochin Devaswom board. From the top, we can get an eagle’s eye view of Thrissur, Kunnamkulam, Guruvayoor, Wadakanchery areas.  Peruvanmala is covered with green meadows and trees. One of the rarest trees, which can be found here, is the 'aalmavu', an amalgamation of a banyan and a mango tree. One can relax under the tree, or on the rocks at the edge of the hillock to enjoy the view and the sunset. Peacocks, said to be common in this area. During the months of August and September, bi-coloured flowering herb, Persian violets locally called Kannanthali (Exacumbicolor), blooms in between the grassy meadows. This endangered medicinal herb is used in Ayurvedic medicines to treat several ailments. The temple well is full almost every season, despite being on such an altitude. 


  • Peruvanmala is 3kms from Kecheri – Eranellur
  • 16km from Thrissur on the Thrissur – Kunnamkulam route
  • 13 kms from Guruvayur, the temple city

Vehicles will go only ½ km up to the top of the hill and then one has to walk the rest of the way, which is very slippery. It takes about ½ an hour to trek to the top.

Timings of Temple:

Temple opens from 6.30 to 8.30 am