St. Thomas Mount National Shrine, Chennai (Madras)

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. Using our online itinerary creator, Chennai (Madras) attractions like St. Thomas Mount National Shrine can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • It's a very beautiful place to visit in Chennai. A lot of climbing to be done, but I think if you request a car drop at the top- if you have senior citizens- it may be arranged. The place is located o...  more »
  • I was in Chennai for work from 27 th Nov - 30th Nov 2017.Despite my busy schedule got chance to visit few famous tourist places.St Thomas Mount was great experience.Rhe religious shrine is situated ov...  more »
  • The St Thomas Mount National shrine has an wonderful view of the city and the airport runway. Cars are not allowed to drop people near to the church  more »
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  • You can only go here for two things one is prayer & another is seeing the view from the top. Other than this 2 no entertainment is there.. you can spend upto max 1 hour here not more than that.. Very Quite place.. church is located at top of the hill. and you can see Airport runway from the top. And in church mass is offered daily. It's better to walk on steps instead of gng to vehicle.
  • Good area. Peaceful atmosphere. Top of a small hill. Good view to entire Chennai and airport. Take off is possible to view.
  • No other words, best shrine in Chennai, the evening view from this place is speechless, it's in heart of city will take around 5 min to reach from city side, Good view of airport and city, more than that this place is well maintained and less crowded
  • A very peaceful place for those who look to get out of the city coupled with ample parking space for cars, bikes and even buses. An amazing view of the city can also be witnessed.
  • The shrine is nestled at the top of St. Thomas Mount. Mass is offered everyday. A peaceful place to meditate and worship God and to honour St. Thomas. Please do not treat this place as a tourist attraction. It's holiness should be preserved.

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