Boarding Thrissur district, Perumpadappu was the seat of Cochin princes known as Perumpadappu Swarupam. It is now the headquarters of Prumpadappu block. Puthenpalli mosque and jaram attract devotees, Perumpadappu is about 15 km form Ponnani. Veliyancode near Perumpadappu in the coastal line, is an important Islamic centre from ancient times, The religious leader Umar Quasi (1757-1852) was also a social reformer.
He instigated tax denial, a movement against the land tax that was extraordinary increased by the land lords with government backing. He was arrested by the Kozhikode Collector and imprisoned. Another social reformer was the successor of the Quasi, Sayed Makti and imprisoned. Another social reformer was the successor of the Qusi, Sayed Makti Thangal, who preached for secular education of Muslims, for progress in life.