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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  • i went to this holy place.where st thomas was murdered .one volunteer behaves rude that is main disappointment here.but this location is so beautiful  more »
  • Nice place to visit if you have time. Just climb the stairs or drive up almost till the shrine. They should put-up a little more information about the place for benefit of the tourists. Reaching here ...  more »
  • This is a historical place. The church is very well maintained and the place is kept clean. There is also a painting of Mother Mary which was painted by St.Luke. The painting was bought to India by St...  more »
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  • Good place on the top of a small Hill. Well maintained. Airport run way is viewable from here.Good place to see flight take off and landing.
  • It is not only a national shrine of international importance.It was the benchmark for India geomapping..Manual maps under British raj are exact with the satellite maps of today. The manual equipments of those days are availabe in London science museum.
  • The place has a great view and is very quite so you can spend time in peace
  • A well maintained place, showing christian history. It lies on a hilltop, encompassing the complete view of city. Go there in the evening if you want to refresh your mind.
  • Calm and peaceful place. I don't know about its history and stuff but on thing for sure if your a person who loves to see and click pics of Aeroplane taking off and landing at the chennai airport this is the place to be💙 Ps: they charge 20rs for zoom lens :P and 10rs for two wheelers.

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