Parur is a village located 40 km north of Ernakulam
. It is one of the Ashta Gramas (eight villages) of the gowda Saraswat Brahmin community in Kerala
. The brick-red mansion that houses the District Court at North Parur stands as a piece of grand architecture.
Parur was an ancient Jewish settlement. Parur Synagogue and Shri Venkatachalapathy Temple are the main pilgrim centers of North Parur.
Closest airport from here is the Cochin International Airport. Aluva is the nearest railway station.