Perunad is a village in Pathanamthitta district, located in Kerala state, India Perunad is one of the 11 villages of the Ranni taluk. It is located on the banks of Pamba River and Kakadu River. Perunad is located on the main trunk road to Sabarimala, the Pathanamthitta-Pampa State Highway. It is surrounded by the villages Chittar, Vadaserikara and Naranammoozhi. The road to Gavi, Kakki and Moozhiyar passes through the village. A part of the famous Periyar Tiger Reserve is situated in this Panchayat. Perunad is chiefly a plantation township, the important crop being rubber.
One of the most important pilgrim centres in India- Sabarimala Sree Sastha Temple- is located in Perunad Panchayat. Perunad is noted for the Kakkattu Koikkal Sree Dharma Sastha Temple. The processions of Thiruvabharanam and "Thanka Anki" - The Royal Ornaments of Lord Ayyappa halt here. The Ayyappa idol in the temple used to get decorated with "Thiruvabharanam" for a day during its return trip from Sabarimala to Pandalam palace. This gives an opportunity for the women to witness Ayyappa decorated with Thiruvabharanam as they cannot enter the Sabarimala temple. and so many small temples also.
Another famous religious place: is the Bethany Orthodox Ashram located on Bethany Hills. Bethany St. Thomas Orthodox Church popularly known as 'Bethanypally', is a parish under the Nilakkal diocese of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church. Bethany Ashram And The Parish was Founded in the same Year 1928, The First Parish in Eastern Area of Malankara Orthodox church. The Land for the Parish was Donated By Bethany Ashram Foundation Stone of the first Church was lais in 1918.