St. Thomas Mount National Shrine, Chennai (Madras)

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On top of St. Thomas hillock lies St. Thomas Mount National Shrine, dedicated to the Virgin Mary and marking the site where apostle Thomas was allegedly martyred. Even though the shrine dates from 1523, historians trace the holy site back to India's ancient Syrian Christian community in the 1st century CE. Start your exploration of these sacred grounds from the gateway of four cross-surmounted arches, and head towards the mountain's peak by taking a flight of 160 steps. On your way to the summit you'll encounter 14 Stations of the Cross, where you can rest and take in the view. By using our Chennai (Madras) vacation generator, you can arrange your visit to St. Thomas Mount National Shrine and other attractions in Chennai (Madras).
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  • Wonderful shrine. Great information and history. Wonderful views of Chennai. Learned quite a bit about St. Thomas and the influence of Portuguese culture in this area of India.  more »
  • If you do not know who St Thomas is, you will not appreciate this place. It would just be another shrine on a mountain. When I came to this spot in 1993, it had a board that told a story of how Thomas...  more »
  • This place in Chennai is located very close to Guindy. It's a very serene and tranquil place. St. Thomas is said to have been assassinated at this place. There is a beautiful chruch atop the hill. Qua...  more »
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  • It is a holy place for the Catholics. Whoever goes there feel the depth of silence, fraternity and must attend the mass. It would be good to have the mass in English, at least once a day instead of Sunday only at 12:00 PM. The mount also offers a scenic view of part of Chennai.
  • Scenic and iconic place in chennai, located on short hill (St Thomas Mount). Must see place for bikers !!
  • St thomas mount beautiful places in chennai
  • Peaceful place to offer pray to god .
  • Must visit places in Chennai. You will gey to know the history of St. Thomas. Also you can see beautiful arial view of Chennai and amazing flight take-offd