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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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Known also as Parangi Malai. Hilltop where legend says St Thomas Apostle of Jesus Christ was martyred here. Our Lady of Expectations Chapel was built in 1523. The chapel houses a treasure of ancient p... read more »
When you are in Chennai then its a must place to visit, the shrine is located centrally and can be reached from any part of the town very conveniently. Its one of the four shrines in the world.A very ... read more »
Эту церковь трудно не заметить даже издалека, так как находится она на высоком холме. Особо грандиозного в ней ничего нет, но она будет интересна как исторический объект. Ведь построена она была ещё в... read more »This church is difficult not to notice, even from afar, because it is situated on a high Hill. A particularly ambitious, there is nothing in it, but it will be interesting as a historical site. Because it was built during the Portuguese colonialism. Also, where is the Hill Church, a great panoramic view of the city.show original
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.
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
clean place well maintained good scenery must visit place.. my friend took me to this place for the first time and i was very happy that i did not miss such a beautiful place in chennai view at night is awesome you can see airport from here
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Have visited today.. its so peacfull place and there nearby Airport its nice to view from up the hill Planes landing flying close to us feel good
Best environment at the mountain #peace
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