|Coordinates: 8°57′23″N76°38′24″E / 8.956280°N 76.640020°E Coordinates: 8°57′23″N76°38′24″E / 8.956280°N 76.640020°E|
|• Body||Gram Panchayat|
|• Total||13.86 km2 (5.35 sq mi)|
|• Density||2,500/km2 (6,600/sq mi)|
|• Official||Malayalam, English|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Nearest city||Kollam (13 km)|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Kollam|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Kundara|
Perinad is a village in Kollam district in the state of Kerala, India.  As of 2001 [update] India census, Perinad had a population of 32,864 with 16,032 males and 16,832 females. 
Perinad is a fast-growing village at the outskirts of Kollam city. National Highway 183 (India) connects Perinad region with Kollam, Kundara, Chengannur, etc.
Perinad is situated on the shores of Ashtamudi lake.
The Perinad panchayath office is about 13 km away from Kollam City center. The important towns in the Panchayath are Cherumoodu, Vellimon and Chemmakadu. The panchayath office is located at Chemmakadu. The first boxing academy in the state started by a local body is at Perinad. 
The panchayat is witnessing a flurry of developmental activities with the advent of technical and educational institutions like the Fashion Technology Institute, Kerala Institute of Management, the Techno-lodgeRural IT park, and the College of Engineering, Perumon are some of them apart from the private sector educational institutions.
Perinad was once a centre of Coir industry in Kollam which flourished along the backwater shores of the region. The renowned Ashtamudi and Mangad variant of coir are from this region. 
Perinad enjoys a significant position in the history of Kerala due to Kallumala Samaram a historic lower caste social revolution movement that took place here in October 1915 under the leadership of Ayyankali.  
Perinad is considered as the birthplace of an art form named Seethakali.  It is a subaltern rendition of Ramayana which was popular in Kollam - Pathanamthitta district among Vedar and Pulayar community.  The art was performed widely during the month of Onam and the revival efforts done on this art form has support of Kerala Folklore Academy.  
The Kerala State Institute of Design (KSID) was established for the purpose of creating a vibrant design community in Kerala through synergistic partnership between artisan community, professional designers and general public. The institute was later merged with Kerala Academy for Skills Excellence (KASE) on 1 April 2014. KASE is the apex agency for all skill development activities in the state of Kerala. One of the most important objectives of KSID is to promote design education. To realise this objective, KSID is supported by National Institute of Design Ahmedabad. NID support includes creation of a comprehensive roadmap for KSID through systematic plan of action to develop and strengthen the organisation, faculty development and offering courses developed by NID.
Institutional Objectives Education: To provide design education and develop professionals excelling in confluence of Design, Technology and Management Skills, who will cater to Public & Private sectors, NGOs as well as small and large scale enterprises functioning throughout the Nation.
Training: To provide outreach programs and Design training in various crafts clusters, MSMEs and other industries as well as to promote local crafts and heritage of the state.
Services: To provide design consultancy services to various Government and Private Institutions and add value to their efforts.
Research: To conduct research in various domains of Design and Allied fields. Documentation & Publication: To periodically document and publish results, in order to generate a Knowledge Repository for Design. Collaboration: To collaborate with Government, Indigenous Industry and to promote Design exchange programmes at national and international level with other Educational Institutes. Awareness: To promote Design sensitivity in the community and impart values of Good Design in all sectors of the society, by organizing and participating in seminars, fairs & workshops and also, to reach out to students of various schools and colleges to create Design Awareness.
A Techno-lodge is a small Information Technology park established by Government of Kerala in a small town or a village in Kerala. Techno-lodges constitute the third tier of the IT infrastructure in Kerala. The Government has set up two such parks in Perinad and Kadakkal Grama Panchayats in Kollam District.
The objective of the Techno-lodges scheme is to encourage IT-enabled Services and Business Process Outsourcing companies to operate from low-cost rural centres and thereby to create employment in rural areas. The Techno-Lodge centres are set up in old unused government buildings, buildings belonging to government organizations, panchayaths or other local bodies.
KSITIL is the main implementing agency for this scheme. The techno-lodge at Perinad is currently not in operation and is closed.
The Centre for Continuing Education Kerala, as part of its key objective on employability enhancement of the youth of the State proposed to offer courses in the field of Fashion Technology, with the technical support of the NIFT by establishing the Institute of Fashion Technology Kerala [IFTK] at Vellimon, Perinad, Kundara in Kollam District. The Perinad Grama Panchayat has transferred a land area of 1.05 acres (4,200 m2) for establishing the institute.
The Centre in consultation with NIFT has devised the following Short Term Courses, for the first phase of its establishment of the Institute of Fashion Technology Kerala.
i) PG Diploma in Fashion Designing – 2 years
ii) PG Diploma in Apparel Production – 2 years
iii) Certificate in Retail, Marketing and Merchandising – 1 year
iv) Certificate in Portfolio Management – 6 months
v) Certificate in Menswear / Womenswear Pattern Making – 6 months
Kollampronunciation (help·info), known by its former name Quilonpronunciation (help·info) and Koolam, Coulão, and Desinganadu, is an ancient seaport and city on the Malabar Coast of India bordering the Laccadive Sea, which is a part of the Arabian Sea. It is situated 66 kilometers north of the state capital Thiruvananthapuram. The city is on the banks of Ashtamudi Lake and the Kallada river.
Munroe Island or Mundrothuruthu is an inland island group located at the confluence of Ashtamudi Lake and the Kallada River, in Kollam district, Kerala, South India. It is a group of eight small islets comprising a total area of about 13.4 km2. The island, accessible by road, rail and inland water navigation, is about 25 kilometres (16 mi) from Kollam by road, 38 kilometres (24 mi) north from Paravur, 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) west from Kundara and about 25 kilometres (16 mi) from Karunagapally. As of the 2011 Indian census, the administrative village of Mundrothuruth has a total population of 9599, consisting of 4636 males and 4963 females.
Aryankavu is a village in Punalur, Kollam district, Kerala. It lies at the border between Kerala and Tamilnadu near Thenmala. It is also one of the famous pilgrimage sites associated with the legend of Sabarimala. The village is located besides Shendurney Wildlife Sanctuary.
Kundara is a census town in Kerala and is part of the Kollam Metropolitan Area, India. Kundara is situated 13 km east of Kollam city, 14 km west of Kottarakkara, and 24 km north of Paravur. Kundara is significant for its historic involvement in the Indian independence movement.
Anchalumoodu is a town and neighbourhood of the city of Kollam, India. It is a historic town near the place, where the Peruman railway accident happened in 1988. Anchalumoodu is 8 km away from Kollam city, 26 km from Paravur and 8 km from Kundara town. College of Engineering, Perumon is very close to this place. Anchalumoodu was a part of Thrikkadavoor till 2015. In May 2015, Government of Kerala have decided to expand City Corporation of Kollam by merging Thrikkadavoor panchayath. Now Anchalumoodu along with Thrikkadavoor is a part of Kollam city.
Thrikkadavoor is a town and a neighbourhood of Kollam city in the state of Kerala, India. It is located approximately 5 kilometres north of Kollam city centre and 30 kilometres away from Paravur, Thrikkadavoor has become a bustling urban center, and is now home to educational institutions, five star hotel, local business establishments and major recent real estate ventures
Thrikkadavoor was a separate panchayath till 2015. In May 2015, Government of Kerala have decided to expand City Corporation of Kollam by merging Thrikkadavoor panchayath.
Chandanathope is a town located in the city of Kollam, Kerala. It lies 23 kilometres (14 mi) from Paravur town and 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) from Kollam city centre on the Kollam–Thirumangalam National Highway 744. In Malayalam, the name denotes a place with sandalwood plantations. It is also known for cashew processing and its exports two major cashew exporters of Kollam namely VLC Cashews and MARK has their facilities in the town.
A Techno-lodge is a small Information Technology park established by Government of Kerala in a small town or a village in Kerala. Techno-lodges constitute the third tier of the IT infrastructure in Kerala after the three hubs at Thiruvananthapuram (Technopark), Kochi (InfoPark) and Kozhikode (Cyberpark) and the secondary spokes in other major cities and towns. The Government has approved the setting up of two such parks in Kadakkal and Perinad Grama Panchayats in Kollam District.
Keralapuram is a famous suburban town in Quilon District of Kerala, India. There are three Keralapuram's in three different districts of Kerala. There is also a village named Keralapuram in Diglipur Tehsil of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Kollam metropolitan area is the 14th largest urban agglomeration in South India and 7th largest in Kerala. It is one of the 10 fastest growing cities in the world covering an area of 364.51 km2 (2015) with a 31.1% urban growth between 2015 and 2020 as per the survey conducted by Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) based on urban area growth during January 2020.
Munroturuttu railway station or Mundrothuruthu railway station(Code:MQO) is an 'HG 2 Category' halt railway station, situated between Perinad and Sasthamkotta railway stations of Kollam district in Kerala state, India. The station is coming under the Southern Railway zone of Indian Railways. The nearest major rail head of Munrothuruthu railway station is Kollam Junction railway station.
Transport in Kollam includes various modes of road, rail and water transportation in the city and its suburbs. State-owned Kerala State Road Transport Corporation buses, private buses, Indian Railways, state-owned Kerala State Water Transport Department boats & ferry, taxis and auto rickshaws are serving the city of Kollam. The city had a strong commercial reputation since the days of the Phoenicians and Romans. Ibn Battuta mentioned Kollam Port as one of the five Indian ports he had seen during the course of his twenty-four year travels.
The Institute of Fashion Technology Kerala or IFTK-Kollam is a fashion technology institute located at Vellimon in Kollam, India. IFTK-Kollam is first and one of its kind, established by Government of Kerala with the intention of developing professionals for taking up leadership positions in fashion business in the emerging global scenario. IFTK-Kollam is inaugurated by the then honorable Chief Minister Sri.V.S Achuthanandan on 5 April 2010. The academy is in technical collaboration with the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Ministry of Textiles, Government of India. The Institute aims at providing a common platform for fashion education, research and training.
Kollam district, earlier called Quilon district, is one of the 14 districts of Kerala state, India. The district is representative of all the natural attributes of Kerala states, and is endowed with a long coastal region, a major sea port on the Arabian Sea, plains and the mountains, lakes, lagoons and Kerala Backwaters, forests and the farm land, and rivers and streams. The area had mercantile relationship with Phoenicians and the Romans.
Kallumala Samaram is an agitation or social revolution by Pulayar community that took place at Perinad and nearby villages such as Cherumoodu, Kanjavely etc. in, Kollam district on 24 October 1915.
Kundara is a legislative assembly constituency in Kollam district of Kerala, India. It is one among the 11 assembly constituencies in Kollam district. As of the 2021 assembly elections, the current MLA is P. C. Vishnunath of INC.
Vellimon is a village situated in Perinad panchayath of Kollam district in Kerala, India. It is situated around 13 km away from district headquarters. Vellimon is a peninsular landmass of laterite soil that is protruding into Ashtamudi lake the peninsula is having a 20 metre high nearly continuous cliff facing backwaters. Farming, fishing and coir manufacturing are major activity in Vellimon. Chief cropping in the area is coconut. The population is overwhelmingly Hindus and there is visible lack of entrepreneurship and organised activities in the area. There were two resorts that came up in Vellimon namely Snehatheeram and Cambay Palm Lagoon. Due to lack of co-operation and anti social activities from local communities both were forced to shut down. Cambay Palm Lagoon was situated in the scenic laterite cliff that overlooks Munroe Island this resort is currently vandalised by miscreants.
Waterways have always been an important mode of transport in Kerala. The total length of navigable route in Kerala was 1,900 kilometres and the navigable rivers constitute about 54 per cent of the waterways. The 41 West-flowing rivers together with the backwaters are an integrated part of the inland navigation system in Kerala. In Kerala water transportation through these channels are mainly small distant passenger services, informal country boats,freight transportation to PSU's such as Fertilisers and Chemicals Travancore, Kochi etc.
Technopark, Kollam is an industrial park in Kundara, Kollam, It is a satellite park of Technopark that is situated 63 km away from the Trivandrum Campus. This is the first district level IT Park established in Kerala. The Technopark Kollam is situated in 44.47 acres of land beside scenic Kanjiracode Lake. This park is developed as a Special Economic Zone. Technopark's IT building with a built-up space of 100,000 sq.ft is complete and 21 companies have commenced operation from the campus.
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