St. Thomas International Shrine, Malayattoor

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#4 of 6 in Historic Sites in Ernakulam District
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  • The trek up is the most challenging. Only then i realised how weak i am.. for all those young and weak hearts like me, i would say get going. It took 1 hr and 10 mins for the trek up along with few st...  more »
  • Foot print of St.Thomas was there, unfortunately that marks have been remoulded with the cement. Peace of mind  more »
  • A sense of peace and calm pervades the atmosphere. The climb is a challenge but with prayer and fortitude you can reach on top. Plan your climb well. During the Lent the crowd would be more. A good ex...  more »
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  • A calm and peaceful place set on a hill-top. The climb, on feet, is refreshing, especially early in the morning when the crowd is on the lower side. People are recommended to bring in their hiking boots as the route is all rocky and paths are pretty hard to find. Walking wearing slippers etc. is not recommended. Pilgrims at times attempt the walk barefoot especially as this is considered a Holy Land. The area was formerly a forest ages ago and the trees are home to quite a number of monkeys. The monkeys are quite well behaved, especially compared to few pilgrims who find it hard to comprehend things like "Holy", "Silence" and "Manners". The view from top is beautiful, though photography is not recommended as it disrupts the decorum.
  • The grotto is located beside the St. Thomas Statue in the foothills of Malayatoor. Well build and maintained place. Filled with lush greenery. Perfect place to meditate. Huge parking space available.
  • It is a great place to come at evening and the experience you get from climbing this hill is very great. The lake at the bottom of the hill is real beautiful to see and worth drive around it.
  • Malayatoor church was once very beautiful a 10-15 years back it was filled with trees and big Rocks.... The 2 km uphill was very difficult to climb.... Now the natural beauty of the place is being distroyrd.. I feel like it's commercialized... It's in the month of April most people visiting the place on Good Friday, Easter and the Next Sunday after Easter.
  • Good place ppl come here for kurushunte vazi
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