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St. Thomas Mount National Shrine

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Address: Parangi Malai | St Thomas Mt Chennai, Chennai, India
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Patron Saint of India and the only apostle reached the East !!!

One of the smallest and culturally rich and historically very famous Syrian style church in Chennai. Those who believe in Jesus Christ or not or even an atheist should visit this... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the smallest and culturally rich and historically very famous Syrian style church in Chennai. Those who believe in Jesus Christ or not or even an atheist should visit this place to admire the beauty of Our Lady of Expectation shine built on the top of the mount. If you a Catholic Christian I am sure you will get... More 

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Chennai, India
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is very good place for evening visit.. good breeze.. and panoromic views of chennai can delight you

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Arlington, Texas
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I enjoyed seeing the old chapel and all of the historical things. The workers were helpful and it is worth the trip.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good place to visit with a nice view of the city. I not spend more than 1 hr there what's allowed me to have time to go to another places.

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Thank Carlos F
Chennai, India
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

You can drive up and also have steps to climb. Place is very nice and the church architecture is intricate. Fantastic view of the entire city especially the airport. Evening is the best time to visit.

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Chennai, India
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Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Visited this holy shrine on a solo trip... Very beautifully located atop a small hillock .. it is of one of the 12 apostles of Jesus ... Very close is St Patrick Church as well which was also one of the 12 apostles ... So must visit for everyone .. it has also a wonderful view of Chennai from top..

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Madurai, India
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Long established as built on the place where St Thomas was killed, this small church is a place of pilgrimage; it contains many relics, and a painting of Mary and Jesus, said to have been done by St Luke. Great panoramic views of Chennai. Open every day; long opening hours, and no entrance fee or even any expectation for a... More 

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Thank William A
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Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Fantastic view over Chennai. Defiantly worth a visit if you are near by. Parking are very close to the top and gives you a perfect view over the city to all its corners. Nice little get away.

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Thank Claes J
Chennai, India
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Reviewed 31 March 2017

Perched at the top of the St Thomas Mount hill the Church dedicated to St Thomas, one of the 12 Apostles of Jesus Christ, is surprisingly small in size but the ambience and sense of history is awesome. A revered site for Christians it is beautifully decked up during the period leading up to Christmas. One can either walk up... More 

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Kottayam, India
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Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

It's one of the unique places of worship, adorning relics of 124 saints, at the alter of ,St Thomas crafted cross .It also houses Unique painting of Mother of Expectations.Painting of Mother Mary with Infant Jesus also one of its kind . A must visit place along with Shrine at Little Mount where St Thomas spent time hiding at Cave... More 

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