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Country  India
State  Kerala

Area  13.61 km2
District  Ernakulam
Perumbavoor in the past, History of Perumbavoor

University  Government Polytechnic, Koovappady
Languages spoken  Malayalam, English

Map of Perumbavoor

Perumbavoor is a municipality in Ernakulam District in the Indian state of Kerala. It lies in the North Eastern tip of the Greater Cochin area and is also the headquarters of Kunnathunad Taluk. Perumbavoor is famed in the state for wood industries and small-scale industries. Ernakulam lies 33 km southwest of Perumbavoor. The town lies between Angamaly and Muvattupuzha on the Main Central Road (MC), which connects Thiruvananthapuram to Angamaly through the old Travancore part of Kerala. Perumbavoor lies in the banks of rivers Periyar and Muvattupuzha.


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

Common palm civet toddy cat from perumbavoor

Perumbavoor meprathupadi 6 cent 2050 sqft 4 bhk new house for sale 57 lakhs fixed


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)).

Judicial Institutions

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.


  • Galaxy Plywoods
  • South Indian Saw Mill
  • Thukalil Estates
  • Kattarukudiyil Timber Mills And Industries
  • Perfect Sawmill and Industries
  • South Indian Logistics
  • F&F Furniture Store
  • Thukalil Warehouses
  • A P K Timber Industries
  • Ummani Vineers and Plywoods
  • Swapna Plywoods
  • Molecules Mineral Water Plant
  • Kamaliya Plywoods (ANWAR Industries)
  • Upendra Plywood
  • PKA Industries
  • Ideal Timber Industries
  • Nila Timber Traders
  • KM Corporation granite and marbles,Thandakkad,Perumbavoor
  • Migrant Workers

    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.

    Famous people

  • 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
  • Transportation

    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.

    Places To Visit

  • Paniyely Poru.
  • Kaprikkadu Abhayarnyam.
  • Kodanad Elephant Training Camp.
  • Periyar River
  • Thottuva dhanwanthari temple
  • Kalady Shankara Stoopam.
  • Kallil Jain Temple.
  • Iringol Kavu Forest.
  • Nagancherry Mana.
  • Pettamala Mountain Top.
  • Puliyanipara Mountain.
  • Educationl Organizations

  • 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
  • Govt.H.S.S, 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
  • Healthcare

    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.

    Main Hospitals

    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 Hospital


  • Evangelistic 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
  • Mosque

  • 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.
  • Temple

  • 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
  • How to Reach

    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)
  • Image Gallery

    Pictures of the town taken on 9 July-2012 at 8:00 AM


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