Paravur  is a city and a municipality in the Kollam district of the Indian state of Kerala. The festivals in Paravur attract thousands of visitors and foreigners. The Puttingal temple Meena Bharani Utsavam (festival) in March/April (meenan month of malayalam calendar) is well known for its fireworks competition


Paravur is located at 8.78 N 76.7 E. It has an average elevation of 10 metres (32 feet). Paravoor, 24 kilometres from Kollam, is a narrow skirt of land stretching in between the backwaters and the sea. The famous Varkala beach is a mere 15 kilometres drive from here. this is the historical land were the famous musician devarajan born paravoor is famous for back waters.. well attracted with beautiful aqua serene in perumbuzha..and famous for its coir production...


As of 2001 India census, Paravur had a population of 38,649. Males constitute 47% of the population and females 53%. Paravur has an average literacy rate of 79%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 81%, and female literacy is 77%. In Paravur, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.