St. Thomas Mount National Shrine, Chennai (Madras)

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Religious Site
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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  • Visited this holy shrine on a solo trip... Very beautifully located atop a small hillock .. it is of one of the 12 apostles of Jesus ... Very close is St Patrick Church as well which was also one of t...  more »
  • Long established as built on the place where St Thomas was killed, this small church is a place of pilgrimage; it contains many relics, and a painting of Mary and Jesus, said to have been done by St L...  more »
  • Fantastic view over Chennai. Defiantly worth a visit if you are near by. Parking are very close to the top and gives you a perfect view over the city to all its corners. Nice little get away.  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