It is located in the Periyar river (Parna River) in Ernakulam district of Kerala. , It is said that in ancient times, the place was known as Perum Pavoor and gradually became Perumbavoor because the whole area was a wasteland. The first governing body was governed by K Harihara Iyer. Travancore Rayons, located on the banks of the Periyar River, is the main attraction of the place. A. it's proverbial for its wood and little industries. P. Kandantara is the nearest place from the town. The name Perumbavoor comes from Perumbavoor, where 'Peram' means 'Big' and 'Orr' means 'place'. The Perumbavoor Shri Dharmastra Temple, the Chelamattam Temple, the Alpara Kavu and the Dhanvantari Temple are some of the shrines dedicated to the Hindu religion. .