Perumbavoor Details

Origin of the name:

Perumbavoor (Malayalam: പെരുമ്പാവൂര്) is a municipality in the Ernakulam district of the Indian state of Kerala. It is the headquarters of Kunnathunad Taluk. It is noted for wood industries and small-scale industries. It is located at 10.1330N, 76.4830E, and is 33 metres above sea level. Ernakulam lies 33 km southwest of Perumbavoor. It is northeast of Aluva, north of Muvattupuzha, south of Angamaly and west of Kothamangalam. 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 between the banks of rivers Periyar and Muvattupuzha aar.

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.

Population: n the 2001 census, Perumbavoor had a population of 26,550. It had an average literacy rate of 84%, higher than the national average of 59.5%.

Climate: All through the year, Current Temperature:26.8°C Forecast:Rain.

Economy: 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. Perumbavoor is very famous for timber business. (Famous timber merchant M. Macky belongs to Perumbavoor). Last decade has shown tremendous growth for Perumbavoor due to high commodity prices, better salaries for gulf workers

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Education: Perumbavoor has very good schools and colleges. The notable high schools are 1) Govt Higher secondary School, 2) Asram High School 3) Girls Higher secondary School and 4)Higher Seconadary School Valayanchirangara. 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. Lots of other educational institutions are situated nearby perumbavoor including educational institutions in Ernakulam(Kochi)City.There are good after class Tuition classes for students of all grades

Industries:

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.

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Geography : It is at an100759N 762859E / 10.1330N 76.4830E

Tourism: . 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. Kalady, the birth place of Sri Sankaracharya (Adi Shankaracharyar) is only 6km from Perumbavoor. The Kallil Jain Temple presently known as Kallil Bhagavathi Temple is also near Perumbavoor. Mudikal, 2 km away, has a small water theme park. Iringole kavu, a miniature forest, is located between Kuruppampady and Perumbavoor on Aluva - Munnar road, 48km from Ernakulam (Cochin or Kochi). Those who come by bus can get down at Iringole post office stop, which is 2 km away from the Perumbavoor Kuruppampady route. A 500 metre walk from the post office stop towards the south direction will guide you to the wonderful rare place of a temple in the tropical rain forest in the middle of a town. Nedumbassery is the nearest airport, which is 22 km away. Aluva, Ankamaly and Ernakulam are the railway stations, which are 18 km and 42 km away respectively from Iringole

History:

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.

K.M from Chennai :Its at 656 km about 9 hours 59 mins journey

Notes:.

Near By Places :

o   Chottanikkara 45 km

o   Kochi 44 km

o   Kodungallur 44 km

o   Thrissur 63 km

o   Kumarakom 85 km

o   Munnar 69 km

o   Nelliyampathy 136 km

o   Anaimalai 120 km

o   Alleppey 91 km

o   Guruvayur 88 km

 

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