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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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  • Beautiful church in Chennai city! Definitely you will get peace of mind when you entered this place. Excellent mass, lovely location and Airport view, must visit the place at least once in your life. 
  • We had asked our taxi to take us to St George's Fort and we ended up at St Thomas Mount! However it was a pleasant surprise with much that interested us. 
  • Must visit place for any catholic. This is where St. Thomas was Martyred, view the stone cross carved by St. Thomas himself which was sweating blood for sometime. Painting of Blessed mother Mary paint...  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