The river Periyar flows at a stretch of 229 km through the town of Aluva and is one of the largest rivers of Kerala. Periyar that flows through Tamil Nadu and Kerala has majorly influenced the lives, customs and traditions of the inhabitants of these states. With its long stretch of smooth clean bank adorned with palm, coconut trees and a lot of temples, mosques and churches, the river is a major attraction for the tourists.
There are many small scale industries on the bank of this river. Still, it has managed to stay away from the hustle and bustle of the city and retains its charm and calmness. The calm and serene ambiance makes the river a favourite spot for any traveller who loves nature for its pure beauty. The tributaries of this river are Muthirapuzha, Mullayar, Cheruthoni, Perinjankutti and Edamala.