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Perumbavoor (Malayalam: പെരുമ്പാവൂര്) is a municipality in the Ernakulam district of the Indian state of Kerala. It is the headquarters of Ernakulam City lies 38 km southwest of Perumbavoor. It is northeast of Aluva, north of Muvattupuzha, south of Kalady (birthplace of Shri Shankaracharya) and west of Kothamangalam. It lies between Thrissur and Kottayam on the Main Central Road (MC), which connects Thiruvananthapuram to Angamaly through the old Travancore part of Kerala. Perumbavoor lies between the rivers of Periyar and Muvattupuzha.

Perumbavoor has one of the oldest Munsiff Courts. Its jurisdiction formerly encompassed the towns of Alwaye and Kolenchery, which were separated later. It has a Chief Judicial Magistrate's court and a Motor Accident Claims Tribunal. Perumbavoor has recently gained a Subordinate Judge's Court (Sub Court).Perumbavoor has many immigrants from other parts of India. Most work in the plywood or other industries. Tamils and Nepalese have special colonies of their own.The place become so popular today by this plywood industry.Kuruppampady church, near Perumbavoor is very famous and is one of the oldest churches in Kerala.

It is one of the most strategically located industrially developing towns in Kerala, since it is close to Ernakulam and Angamaly, where two major highways meet. There are many small-scale industries on the Aluva - Perumbavoor road. Trucks carrying wood and allied products like plywood travel from Perumbavoor to cities like Coimbatore, Calicut and Mangalore. There is also a developing packaging and carton industry. Food processing, especially of rice and condiments, is also one of the local industries.

Economy and lifestyle

Perumbavoor is a predominantly agricultural town with several small industries. Several commodities like Rubber, pepper, ginger, turmeric, plantain, vegetables, coconut, nutmeg, cocoa, rice, arecanut, clove, etc... are traded every day in the Perumbavoor 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 a key city for timber trade in State of Kerala. Last decade has shown tremendous growth for Perumbavoor due to high commodity prices, better salaries for gulf workers, IT and India's double digit growth.

People live in independent homes and mainly use private or public transportation. Private bus services run almost minute based into several neighboring towns. Long distance private buses and state buses have lay over in Perumbavoor. Auto rickshaws are commonly used for small distances. Most of household have bikes (70%) and many have cars (20%).It is a


Perumbavoor has very good schools and colleges. The notable high schools are 1) Govt Higher secondary School,2) Asram High School and 3) Girls Higher secondary School. There are good private schools like Queen Mary's school in Mudikkal and Vimala School and Amrita vidyalayam in Perumbavoor. Marthoma College for women is one of the best colleges in Kerala for women's higher education. Most of people under 30 years have at least college degree.Sree shankara vidhyapeedom, a good mixed college which gives consistently good results year after year is also close to Perumbavoor.


Even though Perumbavoor has a government hospital,& several small private hospitals, dozen or so dental clinics, hi-tech labs and about twenty practising doctors, health care sector remains underdeveloped especially for trauma, emergency and speciality health care. Recent outbreaks of Chikungunya has sapped the resources in many small hospitals and patients are reeling from this outbreak for months after attack.


Perumbavoor is a traffic hectic town where two highways are intersecting. The Aluva Munnar (AM) road and Main Central (MC) road brings in large numbers of cars, trucks and bikes into the town. Even though these roads are very wide enough for multiple lanes of traffic, a free lane system without center lane, dividers, shoulders, stop signs, speed breakers and speed limit signs make the town very vulnerable to accidents and traffic blocks. Traffic deaths of pedestriants from accidents caused by unruly private bus drivers, risky motor bike driving and over speeding is a weekly story. Perumbavoor remains a hot spot for accidental deaths in State of Kerala which itself has the highest accident density for the entire nation. Long voicing by people, businesses and statesmen are showing signs of progress. For example the MC road is being demarked for lanes for independent counterflow traffic. However AM road is still a concern for public especially for safety of school children and minors.


Perumbavoor and its adjoining areas have been identified as areas with tourism potential, notably places such as Kodanad the Elephant Training Centre, the Panieli Poru waterfalls, Iringole Kavu, etc. The Kallil Jain Temple presently known as kallil Bhagavathi Temple is also near Perumbavoor. Mudikal, 2 km away, has a small water theme park.

An Elephant Calf from Elephant Training Center


In the 2001 census, [GR|India] Perumbavoor had a population of 26,550. It had an average literacy rate of 84%, higher than the national average of 59.5%. 11% of the population was under 6 years of age. Perumbavoor is surrounded by many small but populous commuter villages, connected to the town by bus services. The notable ones are Cheranalloor, Panamkuzhy, Alattuchira, Nedungapra etc... Kuruppampady town, is one of the main interchange points for public transport. Perumbavoor is a diverse community with Hindus, Christians and Muslims living in harmony and happiness.


See also

* Cheranalloor East
* Valayanchirangara
* Rayamangalam
* Kodanad

External links

* [ More about Perumbavoor]
* [ Muvattupuzha on Wikitravel]
* [ Ernakulam/Cochin on Wikitravel]
* [ Kuruppampady]
* [ Airapuram Rubber Park India Farmers Action Council]

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