Perinthalmanna Town is the headquarters of Perinthalmanna Taluk in Malappuram District
. The place is famous for its Muslim educational institutions and Yathimkhana (orphanage). Perinthalmanna is 20 km south-east of Malappuram
Perinthalmanna is remembered for its famous personalities. It is the birth place of EMS Namboodiripad, the first Chief Minister of Kerala. He was the first communist leader in the world to be democratically elected to head a government. Keezhattur, 8 km from Perinthalmanna, is the birthplace of the great
Malayalam poet of medieval times, Poonthananam Namboothiri.
Tali Temple, 3 km west of Angadipuram is an important pilgrim center at Perinthalmanna. The annual Pooram festival of Thirumandhamkunnu Temple celebrated in March/ April attracts large crowds of devotees. The Mankada Kovilakom, 8 km from Manjeri Road was the seat of the ruling family of the Valluvanad Kingdom. A Chaverthara, near the Thirumandhamkunnu temple, is a memorial for the martyrs of Mamankam. Pariyapuram Church and Malaparamba Church are the important Christian centers. A fort of Tipu Sultan at Paloor and the monument of Francis Hamilton Bunhan in the Angadipuram rest house are the other attractions of this town.
KPM Residency is a 2-star hotel at Perinthalmanna, which offers excellent accommodation. Hotel Sabrina and the KTDC Hotel Sabala also offer a comfortable stay. Guest houses under the Tourism Department, PWD rest houses and tourist bungalows also provide accommodation at Perinthalmanna.
The nearest airport is at Kozhikode, 36 km from Perinthalmanna. The major railway station near Perinthalmanna is at Kozhikode, but
Tirur, 44 km away, is the closest railway station. Perinthalmanna is well connected to all major towns in Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu by an excellent road network. Local means of transport include buses, taxis and auto-rickshaws.