Pattumala or Hill draped in silk, thats what they call the fascinating place. This silken hill, in Peermede in exhilarating Idukki, has charms like no other. The lofty peaks, the little streams and the green expanse of the tea plantations give the hills an ethereal beauty. An early morning walk through all this breathtaking loveliness might make you want to repeat the immortal lines, Bliss was it that dawn to be alive! At the top of a hill is the Velankanni Matha Church, a famous pilgrim center, which is built entirely of granite. Don’t miss the delightful flower garden nearby. Pattumala is also home to two of the biggest names in the tea production sector – Harrisons Malayalam and A V Thomas & Co.