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Perambur is one of the primary manufacturing areas, located in north of the Chennai city. Tamil Nadu, the state of which Chennai is capital, is known for the unparalled temples that have been erected since times immemorial. The temples bear the distinction mark in the state as well in the city. But there is one more special thing about the Chennai city and that is automobile industry. It is due to the large scale manufacturing of automobiles and automobile parts that the city has earned eponym, the Detroit of India. The Perambur suburbs is the centre of all these activities. Perambur houses a number of coach building units. The residential population consists of thse employed in these units and in Southern Railways unit. The work shop of Southern Railways is rooted in the suburbs of Perambur. The workshop is going to celebrate its 150 years of service this very year (2006 A.D). The place features one of the oldest working locomotive 'Fairy Queen'. The steam engine was manufactured by Britian and later on acquired by the Perambur Locomotives Company.

One popular worshipping place in Perambur is that of Mayiladuturai temple. The temple is crowned with Rajagopuram and features two prakarams. Mayiladuturai is an ancient temple and belongs to the Chola period. There is one more ancient temple, called Ananda Eswarar or Ananda Perumal temple, located in the Perambur suburbs. The main deities worshipped here are Lord Shiva (Siva) and Lord Vishnu. The festivals held in the complex include those for Lord Narayana in the Purattasi month, for Vinayaka, Dhanur Masa Festival, Annabishekam, Sri Jayanthi, Thiru Adi Pooram. These are anuualy celebrated festivals and the monthly festivals celebrated are Pradosham, Krithigai, Pournami and Rahukala Poojas for Goddess Durga.

The residential area is provided with adequate number of schools, market places, medical centres and other such institutes. Provided in local markets are some excellent shops that sell popular silk sarees.

Areas Under Perambur
  • Kolathur
  • Jawahar Nagar
  • Thiru Vi Ka Nagar

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