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Following the foot steps of St Thomas in Chennai

By St Thomas in Chennai Tours
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₹7,140.54
per adult (price varies by group size)
from
₹7,140.54
per adult (price varies by group size)

Lowest price guaranteeFree cancellation

Ages 0-75, max of 15 per group
Duration:4h
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Ticket type:Mobile
English


  • Pick up and drop to Chennai hotel
  • Guide
  • Snacks
  • Entry/Admission - San Thome Church
  • Entry/Admission - Little Mount Shrine
  • Entry/Admission - St. Thomas Mount National Shrine


Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pick up from all centrally located hotels in chennai
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 161547P1

  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    San Thome Church
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Little Mount Shrine
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    St. Thomas Mount National Shrine
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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When Doubting Thomas to Chennai!
The tour is a very well organised one and we started at the magnificent San Thome Basilica. The architecture is min

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Kendra j
New York City, NY6 contributions
Sep 2021
Our guide was right on time and picked us from the lobby of our hotel in a comfortable AC car. We first visited a magnificent Basilica which had the relics of the apostle Thomas himself. Our guide was very knowledgeable and told us the amazing story of St Thomas and his adventures in South India! Next we visited a cave which had the actual hand prints of St Thomas. It was awesome to see 2000 year old hand prints. The church on top of St Thomas hill was the last agenda on the tour and it was excellent. This half day tour is a fantastic way to know more about the city's heritage and an interesting part of Chennai. Our guide also cleared many doubts about Doubting Thomas including how St Thomas came to be known as doubting Thomas and the origin of the phrase!
Written 25 September 2021
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jmullenk
Inverness, UK38 contributions
Oct 2022
I booked this tour at the last minute and was not disappointed. Kannan was a wonderful guide. Although the plan was to see the three St Thomas sites, he made extra time to share some of his culture/ religion and show me around the Hindu Ramakrishna Temple and also the gorgeous Kapaleeshwarar Temple. We also were able to take a walk on Marina Beach which was beautiful.
I really appreciated how he listened to what I wanted to see and allowed me to set the pace in how long to stay at each place.
The driver was also excellent and I miraculously felt safe and comfortable in the car. All around it was an excellent and memorable day.
Written 7 October 2022
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cjrmaz6
Sydney17 contributions
Nov 2022
Kannan kindly extended our experience in Chennai with a visit to St Thomas cathedral and St Thomas’ tomb. His knowledge, patience and determination to show us the best of Chennai is admirable and much appreciated. An excellent excursion.
Written 2 November 2022
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Nancy Peters
New York City, NY11 contributions
Sep 2021 • Friends
Following the foot steps of St Thomas in Chennai was an incredible experience. Our guide was right on time with a comfortable car and met us in the lobby. We visited the gorgeous San Thome Basilica first. What a majestic landmark. The guide told us not only the history of the basilica but he told us about the incredible journey of St Thomas in India and what challenges he faces. We also visited St Thomas church on St Thomas mount. The most moving part for the tour was at the cave in little mount where we could still see the apostle's hand prints after 2000 years. It was a remarkable day. I would recommend this tour very highly.
Written 11 September 2021
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douglas_johnson638
Dallas, TX4 contributions
Dec 2021
I never knew that apostle Thomas came to India! This tour was illuminating to say the least. Our guide was very knowledgeable and a great story teller. He told us about the adventures of St Thomas and how he managed to create space for a new religion in this ancient land. We saw the Magnificent basilica of St Thomas with his relics. We also saw 2000 year old hand prints of Thomas in a small cave and that was a very poignant moment. Overall, it was a very enjoyable tour indeed.
Written 27 December 2021
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Percy C
2 contributions
Mar 2022
We had taken a day off in Chennai and enrolled for the St Thomas tour. It was a fantastic experience, full of learning and interesting churches and stories. Our guide Kannan was amazing and told us all about how the apostle Thomas came to chennai 2000 years ago. He showed us his handprints in a cave. The basilica of St Thomas was outstanding. Kannan was kind enough to show us some relics of St Thomas as well. This is highly recommended for anyone who wants to know more about the ancient history of Chennai
Written 20 March 2022
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Lucy
New York City, NY10 contributions
Dec 2021 • Solo
Following the foot steps of St Thomas was a very insightful tour. We had an excellent time listening to the 2000 old story of St Thomas. We saw the apostle's relics at the magnificent St Thomas Basilica. It was a fantastic building with spectacular stain glass work. The highlight of the tour was the opportunity to look the hand prints of St Thomas in the little cave where he was martyred. The guide was brilliant and this is a highly recommended tour for visitors to Chennai.
Written 25 December 2021
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Nancy Potter
London, UK6 contributions
Dec 2021
I had a half day off and so wanted to explore Chennai a little bit more. My previous visits were hectic and I really never got to see the city well. I read about fantastic reviews for this tour about following the foot steps of St Thomas in Chennai. It caught my attention and i booked myself. Kannan was our culture guide and he was brilliant. We learn about the visit of St Thomas the apostle way back in 50AD and how he introduced Christianity to India. We saw a magnificent Basilica and the highlight was a visit to see his relics. It was goose bumps to see 2000 year old relics. I also loved the ambience at the St Thomas cave at Little Mount. Kannan showed us 2000 year old hand prints of the apostle which got etched when he was fleeing a miscreant. The whole experience is amazing and a must do while in Chennai. Highly recommended.
Written 4 December 2021
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jackmorris72
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg8 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
Following the footprints of St Thomas in Chennai was an eye opener. The tour was amazing and we saw the key places where St Thomas lived near Chennai , 2000 years ago. We visited a magnificent basilica with his relics. We also saw a cave which had his hand prints! Our guide kannada was amazing and made the tour very enjoyable and comfortable. Highly recommended
Written 4 July 2022
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Nila S
Toronto6 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
A really great tour, especially if you have just a few hours to see Chennai as well as get a glimpse into some pretty interesting Christian history! The tour guide, Satish was professional and very knowledgeable; he along with our driver ensured an exceptional experience! Highly recommend this tour!
Written 16 October 2022
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