St. Thomas Mount National Shrine, Chennai

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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. Using our online itinerary creator, Chennai attractions like St. Thomas Mount National Shrine can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • In this church has the Novenas, had the visit of Pope John Paul II and St Thomas. It sits at the top of a hill, and passes through a very simple village on the way. The view from the top is very beautiful. Remember, you always have to take your shoes off to get into the places.
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  • We attended the 9 O'clock English Sunday mass. It was very prayerful and well animated choir. We felt the presence of St. Patrick and St. Thomas.  more »
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