Cheruvathur is a developing city in the Kasargod district, in Kerala. The main town has a railway station, a bus stand and a large number of shops. It is situated on National Highway 17 between Payyanur and Nileshwaram.
The ruins of a Dutch Fort on the Veeramala hills is a main attraction. It was built by the Dutch in the 18th century. This is a popular picnic spot from where the natural beauty of Kasargod river and its surroundings can be enjoyed. It is about 10 km. south of Nileswaram.