The Muziris Heritage Site (MHS) stretches from the municipality of North Paravur in Ernakulam district to Kodungallur in adjoining Thrissur district. It includes four panchayats in Ernakulam district, viz. Chendamangalam, Chittattukara, Vadakkekkara and Pallippuram, and three panchayats in Thrissur district, viz. Eriyad, Mathikalam and Sreenarayanapuram.
The Muziris region undertaken for conservation by the Muziris Heritage Project encompasses monuments, archaeological sites and the very landscape, all of which illustrate a significant era in the history of Kerala. While the design of the Muziris Heritage Site has been greatly influenced by its natural environment, the project has judiciously exploited these resources in order to underscore the uniqueness of the historical period it seeks to re-animate for the sake of the future generations. For instance, the network of waterways has inspired a tourist circuit that gives a panoramic view of the entire region.