The Muziris Heritage Project encompasses monuments, archaeological sites and the very landscape that illustrates a significant era in the history of Kerala. The evolution of the Muziris Heritage Site has been greatly influenced by its natural environment. For instance, the network of waterways has inspired the unique style of architecture, which complements the panoramic views. The historical studies and excavations reveal that Muziris, an old port town was situated in the present day region of Kodungallur and Paravur.
The Muziris Heritage Site (MHS) stretches across from the municipality of North Paravur in Ernakulam district to that of Kodungallur in Thrissur district. It includes four panchayats in Ernakulam district viz. Chendamangalam, Chittatukara, Vadakkekkara, Pallippuram, and three panchayats in Thrissur district viz. Eriyad, Mathilakam and Sreenarayanapuram.