This municipality consists of three administrative villages called Vellur, Korom and Payyanur. It is on the banks of Perumba River.
The main language spoken is Malayalam. However, English, Hindi and Tamil are the other languages which are also spoken and understood by majority of the people.
You can also reach Payyanur by bus from big cities like Mangalore and Kannur.
Roads are in bad condition and traffic is very heavy and undisciplined. Traffic blocks are a way of life.
- Autorikshaws charge ₹20.00 per km
- Buses charge only ₹7.00 for three km.
- Ettikkulam Beach. Curvaceous palm fringed beach with rocky surroundings. Near Kannurgate of Naval Academy. (updated Aug 2015)
- Kandoth Juma Masjidh, Perumba (4 km). Majestic white building in a sprawling campus (updated Aug 2015)
- 1 Kankol Village (Kankole) (6 km). very scenic place. (updated May 2015)
- 1 Kavvayi Island (2 km). Rich people live here. (updated May 2015)
- Kottancherry Maha Kshethram, Velllur. Big and beautiful temple (updated Aug 2015)
- 1 Kunhi Mangalam village (Kunhimangalam) (10 km). very green and scenic (updated May 2015)
- Malayalam Language Institute, Kandoth. (updated Aug 2015)
- Sree Malliyottu Palottu kavu, Kunhimangalam. (updated May 2015)
- Sree Muchilot Bhagavathi Temple, Ramanthali. (updated May 2015)
- Sree Muchilot Kavu, Korom. (updated May 2015)
- Sree Rayarothidam Someswari Temple, Padinjarekkara. (updated May 2015)
- Subramanya Swamy Temple (1 km). (updated Aug 2015)
- 1 Trikaripur Seaside Village (6 km). Very peaceful village with sandy footpaths. (updated May 2015)
- 1 Valiyaparamba Backwaters (15 km). (updated May 2015)