Pattumala, or Hill draped in silk, is situated about 17 km east of Peermade
, in Idukki District
. The place is famous for its tea factories and plantations. Major plantation groups such as Harrisons Malayalam and A V Thomas and Co. have tea plantations at Pattumala.
With its lofty peaks, little streams, sylvan surroundings, green expanse of the tea plantations and an ever-pervading air of serenity, Pattumala is a much sought after destination for both pilgrims and nature lovers. Situated on top of a hill is the Velankanni Matha Church, a famous pilgrim center, which is built entirely of granite.