St. Peter’s and St. Paul’s Orthodox Church also known as Parumala Church is a well known Christian pilgrim center of Kerala situated in the Pathanamthitta district. Locally known as Parumala Pally, it is a renowned parish church of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian community. Located on the banks of River Pamba, this church is believed to be more than 2000 year old. It is the tomb church of Parumala Thirumeni or Saint Geevarghese Mar Gregorios. The commemoration day (Ormaperunnal) is a great event associated with the pilgrim center which is celebrated on 1st and 2nd November every year. Thousands of pilgrims visit the church during these days to offer prayers to the saint. Parumala church is a must-visit Christian pilgrim center in the state. Chengannur is the nearest railway station to this holy spot which is about 10 kilometers away. The nearest Thiruvananthapuram International Airport is almost 125 kilometers from this shrine. Kerala is home to many ancient churches and pilgrim centers. The pilgrim tour packages of Tour My India take you to the popular churches in Kerala.