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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  • A calm hilltop with a good view of the airport. It was nice to be away from the noise of the city (if you ignore the sound of the planes).  more »
  • Evening is the best time to visit there. Peaceful place were u can enjoy the beauty of city lights and the flight takeoff and landing.  more »
  • Apart from church, this is one place in Chennai were you can see the city from top without noise of the traffic. A good place for photo shoot, or a small out with the loved one, or just a long walk fo...  more »
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