St. Thomas Mount National Shrine

St. Thomas Mount National Shrine, Chennai

St. Thomas Mount National Shrine

St. Thomas Mount National Shrine
4.5
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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The area
Neighbourhood: Royapettah
Another busy neighbourhood that is a center of trade and commercial related sctivities is the famous and popular Royapettah. Apart from being known for its many tourist attractions, Royapettah is a favourite shopping and entertainment check in for all budget travelers. Popular for shops selling home fabrics, traditional sweets, furniture and house décor, it can be quite a delight for all those looking at packing in a range of quick shopping on a busy touristy day. For those seeking to take a break from a shopping agenda, visit the magnificent 150-year old Amir Mahal – one of the largest palaces in the city or chill at Amethyst, a nostalgically posh haven that's outrageously popular with expats and well-off Chennaiites for its creative menu and beautiful range of artefacts and jewellery.
Popular mentions

4.5
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Rakshith R
4 contributions
Historic Place
Feb 2021
Lovely church. U can take a trek in the early hours or you can even take your vehicle to the top..good view from here..
Written 8 June 2021
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Nick L
Manchester, UK18 contributions
Serenity with a view
Feb 2020
A beautiful serene place. Wonderful views of the city on all sides. Ensure you get transport to the top of the mount as the hike up to the top in the heat can be hard going even for the fittest
Written 4 March 2020
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_ritamanning66
Ashby-de-la-Zouch, UK155 contributions
steady walk up the hill to this shrine.
Jan 2020
very busy due to a wedding but this made it even more interesting
the walk was worth while , the area around seemed to be flat so to find a hill was quite a surprise. You can take photographs and the guardians are happy to point out special items, we had our own guide so translation was easy.
Written 23 February 2020
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Dcruz10
Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia76 contributions
A National Shrine For Christians
Feb 2020
This place holds special religious significance for Christians in India. St.Thomas was the first Christian Evangelist to have visited a predominantly Hindu India in the first century AD.Thomas being one among the original 12 Apostles of Christ means that this is of special significance for Indian Christians considering the fact that this place holds a direct connection to the person of Christ. Pope John Paul-II came to this place on his Indian visit. But somehow, I found the place not being given its due importance unlike a place like Velankanni, for instance. The surroundings are serene and holds great viewing experience. It is a hilltop destination with a relative calm around. This is a place of Pilgrimage. A general visitor can experience a couple of hours calm & great viewing atop the hill. Plenty of parking available at the base.
Written 21 February 2020
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ThAnUsHaNaVaS
Kochi (Cochin), India90 contributions
Hill top view is amazing
Feb 2020
hearing about the hill top view , we went there ...
As heard ,the view was amazing ..... you can even see flights from chennai international airport taking off ....u can even see chennai city to a decent distance .....
Written 17 February 2020
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Sue
London, UK5 contributions
Spectacular views and very peachful
Jan 2020
Climbing the hill to the top gave us the most glorious views across Chennai as a city. But the church was just the beautiful icing on the cake. A statue of Mother Theresa, and another of the Pope stood in the grounds.
Attached to the church is a Baby Home which houses orphaned babies and small children from the age of 3 months to 5 years. My friend and I visited and saw how well run it was and how clean, but they can always do with some donations.
We walked down the steps to the street level where we took an auto rickshaw to the train station. A great visit and one not to be missed
Written 1 February 2020
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TravellingSands
Chennai, India484 contributions
Place of Martyrdom of St Thomas
Dec 2019
St Thomas Mount is one of the three places of importance associated with St Thomas located atop a small hill near Guindy in Chennai. The nearest Metro station is Alandur. Crowded on weekends
Written 22 January 2020
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Alan J
Chandler’s Ford, UK153 contributions
Read the description beforehand
Dec 2019
A quiet place away from the rush. Has a long history, some lost in time, some in legend. Not sure of what is original and what is restored, this place needs pre-research.
Written 18 January 2020
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Elizabeth R
2 contributions
Interesting place to visit with stunning 360 degree views.
Nov 2019
It's worth going to this Shrine to see the church and other buildings and to take in the beautiful views of this very large city.
Written 8 December 2019
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#amosamiyanayek
Chennai, India118 contributions
Aug 2019 • Friends
always beautiful to be on there calm and peaceful area for to get devine blessed... visible through this to the entire Chennai city and the runways ✈️
Written 29 November 2019
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