Perambur (பெரம்பூர்), is a locality in Northern part of the metropolitan city of Chennai, Tamil Nadu state, India. Though the nomenclature source of Perambur is not apparently known, it is widely regarded as a place which used to be a bamboo forest a few hundred years ago, around the Huzur Gardens area, which currently houses the Simpsons Pvt. Ltd,. In Tamil, "Perambu" means bamboo and "oor" means city or place. It is located 4 km from Chennai Central station. This area was annexed to Chennai in 1742 AD. Perambur is considered a perfect mixture of commercial and residential hub. Madhavaram High Road, is one of the busiest streets in Perambur. It is famous for its jewelry and pharmacies. It also features a busy grocery market.
Perambur serves as an important link between the Northern mofussils of Chennai to the rest of the Greater Chennai. The neighbouring places of Perambur are Kodungaiyur (4.5 km), Sembium (2 km), Periyar Nagar (3 km), T.V.K. Nagar (3 km), Kolathur (4 km), Moolakadai (3 km), Madhavaram (6 km), Vyasarpadi (2 km) and Doveton or Purasaiwalkam (3 km), Ponniammanmedu (5 km) and Vepery (3.5 km).
- Temples: Ayyappan Temple, Thulukathamman Thirukoil, Vinayakar Koil, Lakshmi Ammman Koil, Lord Ayyappa temple, Pazhani Aandavar Koil, Kalasathaman koil and Muthumariyaman Koil.
- Churches: Our Lady of Lourdes' Shrine (Roman Catholic) (over 100 years old), Saint Theresa Church (Roman Catholic), Saint Joseph Church (Syro-Malabar Catholic), Saint Gregory Church (Orthodox), Saint George Church (Orthodox), CSI Wesely Church (CSI, Protestant) (over 150 years old).