Mal: പരവൂർ paravūr
‘Paravar Village’ Town, Kerala
From Paravar and Mal: ūr, ‘town’, ‘village’.
Some suggest that the name comers from the seafaring Paravar tribe/community who have lived on the coast here (and in Tamil Nadu) since ancient times.
Paravur is a tourist destination close to Kollam featuring both beach and backwaters.