Perumbavoor has many immigrants from other parts of India, including West Bengal, Orissa, and Uttar Pradesh. Most work in the plywood or other industries. Tamils and Nepalese have special colonies of their own.
The state government and the GCDA have plans to include Angamaly , Perumbavoor , Piravom and Kolenchery in Ernakulam district; Mala and Kodungallur in Thrissur district; Thalayolaparambu and Vaikom in Kottayam ; and Cherthala in Alappuzha district within the Kochi metropolitan limits. The newly formed metropolis would be put under the charge of a new authority called Kochi Metropolitan Regional Development Authority
Perumbavoor municipality was formed in 1936. It was one among the 4 Panchayats sanctioned by Sir C. P. Ramaswamy Iyer (Diwan-Thiruvithamcore). The others were Paravur, Nedumangad and Boothapandi. Kandanthara is the nearest place from town & which is the largest populated muslim jama-ath in Ernakulam district, History of kandanthara has been also discussed by many newspapers earlier. Perumbavoor constituency is one of the most Jacobite christian populated area in India. The name perumbavoor comes from perumba+oor, where 'perum' means 'big' and 'oor' means 'place'. It is also believed that the name comes from perumbambu+oor 'perumbammbu' means'pythons'-a non venomous snake and 'oor' means 'place' were Many years back, Most of the region contains dense forest landscape, full of pythons. The Tamil people hunt pythons to make sidha medicines and to use the snake meat as well as snake fat.
Perumbavoor assembly constituency is a part of Chalakudy (Lok Sabha constituency). Eldhose Kunnapilly is the current MLA from Perumbavoor and Malayalam film artist Innocent is the current MP for Perumbavoor (Chalakudy (Lok Sabha constituency)).
Its jurisdiction formerly encompassed the towns of Alwaye and Kolenchery, which were separated later. It has a Chief Judicial Magistrate's court, Motor Accident Claims Tribunal, Subordinate Judge's Court (Sub-court).
Perumbavoor is a predominantly agricultural town and Asia's Largest plywood industries. Commodities like rubber, pepper, ginger, turmeric, plantain, vegetables, coconut, nutmeg, cocoa, rice, arecanut, cloves, etc. are traded every day in the local market. Most of these commodities are supplied to mainstream exporters in Kochi or to local retailers. Rest of the economy is shared by government and private sectors and small industries. Perumbavoor is an important city for timber trade in Kerala.
South Indian Saw Mill
Kattarukudiyil Timber Mills And Industries
Perfect Sawmill and Industries
South Indian Logistics
F&F Furniture Store
A P K Timber Industries
Ummani Vineers and Plywoods
Molecules Mineral Water Plant
Kamaliya Plywoods (ANWAR Industries)
Ideal Timber Industries
Nila Timber Traders
KM Corporation granite and marbles,Thandakkad,Perumbavoor
The economy of Perumbavoor town is highly dependent upon more than one lakh of migrant workers from different Indian state. The Perumbavoor provides all facilities to them. Labour camps, social awareness programs, entertainment programs, health and educational care. In Perumbavoor running a school specially for children of those migrant workers.Jayaram - actor and mimicry artist
Parvathy Jayaram - actress and dancer
Saju Paul - politician and MLA
Sankaran Namboothiri - classical musician
Dinesh Prabhakar - actor
Asha Sarath - classical dancer
KL-40 is the RTO code for Kunnathunad Taluk and Perumbavoor. Perumbavoor JRTO is situated at Pattal. Perumbavoor has got a KSRTC Subdepot operating several long distance services to places inside and outside Kerala. Private bus services run into several neighbouring towns. AutoRickshaws are commonly used for small distances. There is frequent bus services to Ernakulam, Aluva, Angamaly, Kothamangalam, Muvattupuzha, Kolenchery, Thrippunithura etc. from here. The nearest railway stations are Angamaly and Aluva. The Cochin International Airport at Nedumbassery is only 14 km from the town.
Perumbavoor is surrounded by many small but populous commuter villages, connected to the town by bus services. The notable ones are Vallam, Koovappady, Vengola, Mudickal, Thottuva, Ponjassery, Manjappetty, Kodanad, Alattuchira, Panamkuzhy, Cheranalloor, Punnayam, Odakkaly, Panichayam, Nedungapra, Malayidomthuruth, Kottapady, Keezhillam etc. Kuruppampady town, is one of the main interchange points for public transport.Paniyely Poru.
Kodanad Elephant Training Camp.
Thottuva dhanwanthari temple
Kalady Shankara Stoopam.
Kallil Jain Temple.
Iringol Kavu Forest.
Pettamala Mountain Top.
Jai Bharath Arts And Science College, Perumbavoor
Sree Sankara Vidyapeetom College, Airapuram
KMP College of Arts & Science, Perumbavoor
Marthoma College of Management & Technology, Perumbavoor
Mar Thoma College for Women, Perumbavoor
Adishankara Institute of Engineering Technology, Kalady
Jama-ath Higher Secondary school, Thandekkad
Nusrathul Islamic V.H.S.S, Marampally
Queen Mary's English Medium High School, Mudickal
Asram Higher Secondary School, Perumbavoor
Govt Boys Higher Secondary School, Perumbavoor
Govt Girls Higher Secondary School, Perumbavoor
ILM College of Engineering & Technology, Methala
ILM College of Arts & Science, Methala
K M P College of Engineering, Odakkali
SCMS College of Polytechnics, Vaikkara
Rajagiri Viswajyothi College of Arts and Sciences, Vengoor
Government Higher Secondary School, Kallil. Methala
Govt.UP School, asamannoor
Mar elias Higher Secondary School,kottappady
Mar Kauma Higher Secondary School, Vengoor
M. G. M. Higher Secondary School, Kuruppampady
Chandramana school of music (carnatic), punnayam
Even though Perumbavoor has a Government Taluk Headquarters hospital, and several private hospitals, numerous dental health care centers, hi-tech labs, health care sector remains underdeveloped especially for trauma, emergency and speciality health care.
Government Taluk Hospital, ESI Hospital, Sanjoe Hospital, Vathiyayath Hospital, M V Joseph Memorial Hospital, Government Ayurveda Hospital, Parathuvayalil Hospital, Bharath Hospital, Mount Senai Mission Hospital, SN Mission Hospital, Luke Memorial Eye HospitalEvangelistic Association of the East, Head Office & Orphanage
Perumbavoor Jacobite Syriac Orthodox Church
San Thome Malankara Catholic Church, MC Road, Perumbavoor Town
Bethel Sulukko Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Cathedral, Perumbavoor Town
St. Mary's Jacobite Syrian Cathedral, Kuruppampady is one of the oldest churches in Perumbavoor
St. Mary's Catholic Church, MC Road. Perumbavoor Town
St. George Latin Catholic Church, MC Road. Perumbavoor
Mar Kauma Jacobite Syrian Church Vengoor.
Brotheren Assembly Asramam Perumbavoor.
Independent Baptist Church Kuruppampady.
Mar Malke orthodox church Kodanad
Town central Juma-masjid, Perumbavoor
Akashwani Masjid, Near Pathipalam, Perumbavoor
Madina Masjid, Near Pvt bus stand Perumbavoor
Meca Masjid, A.M Road Perumbavoor
Juma Masjid Mudickal (3.5 km) The second largest Masjid in Kerala.
Kandanthara Juma Masjid, Kandanthara, Perumbavoor
Parappuram Juma Masjid,parappuram, Perumbavoor.
Poopani Muslim Juma Masjid Poopani Perumbavoor
Juma Masjid Thandakkad, Perumbavoor.
Punnayam mahadeva temple, punnayam
Iringol kavu which is the largest Kavu in Kerala
Koottumadom Sree Subramanya Swami Temple, Rayamangalam
Perumbavoor Sri Dharmasastha Temple
Kallil Bhgavathi Cave Temple
Thottuva Dhanwanthari temple (8 km from Perumbavoor)
Chelattu Kavu Mookambika & Bhadhrakali Temple, Aimury
Devi Temple Vengoor
Chelamattom Shree Krishna Swami Temple
Perumbavoor, lies in the north eastern corner of Kochi urban area. The geographic advantages of Perumbavoor is that, NH 47 lies closer to this town apart from Main Central Road and Aluva-Munnar highway passing through this place. Perumbavoor is surrounded by important towns like Aluva, Muvattupuzha, Angamaly etc. in close distances. Important suburban regions of Kochi like Aluva, Kalamassery, Kakkanad, Thrippunithura are all in close proximity to Perumbavoor.Kochi- Edapally-Pookkattupady-Chembarakky (34 km)
Thodupuzha- Vazhakkulam-Muvattupuzha-Keezhillam (41 km)
Thrissur- Chalakudy-Angamaly (59 km)
Kottayam- Ettumanoor-Koothattukulam-Muvattupuzha (76 km)
Alappuzha- Cherthala-Kundannoor Junction-Petta Junction-Pallikkara-Kizhakkambalam (85 km)
Munnar- Pallivasal-Adimaly-Kothamangalam (98 km)
Trivandrum- Kottarakkara-Changanassery-Kottayam-Muvattupuzha (228 km)
Pictures of the town taken on 9 July-2012 at 8:00 AM