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Little Mount Shrine

St. Thomas Mount, Chennai (Madras), India
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Type: Religious Sites
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- Sep 21, 2014
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Pune, India
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

There seems some confusion in the reviews of the place. The place known as little mount is locally called chinnamalai and the church is named as 'our lady of health'. This is located at Saidapet and NOT near the airport. The church or shrine near the airport is st.thomas mount. Little mount is believed to be the place where St.... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Long before the sky scrapers and even LIC building, one could walk or drive up to top of St Thomas Mount and behold entire Chennai rolling out to the Bay of Bengal on one side and the broken hills in the west.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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403 reviews 403 reviews
99 attraction reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Apart from the religious history, the views are great. The sight of planes taking off from the airport is breathtaking and time flies. Suggest you visit this place around 5 and leave around sunset. Nice spot without the usual traffic noise.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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106 reviews 106 reviews
99 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Fabulous place to visit , morning shot trek to reach the peak serves as a very good exercise , many sports trainers take there students in the morning to this mount , Very well maintained neat and clean place , when we sit in silence we can feel the bliss over there, Easily accessible by city bus and Metro rail... More

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Interesting place do learn about St. Thomas visit to India, it is a Catholic place where you can pray and see the live of St. Thomas one of the Apostole of Christ

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New Delhi, India
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136 reviews 136 reviews
81 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Another spiritual must stop in Chennai. The place has an enviable view and the church is small but beautiful. The relics are wonderful.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

You can have a beautiful view from this Shrine. Beautiful place to be during evenings where you can have a all round view of the city.

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Old Colwyn, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

A lovely shrine to visit and a genuine holy feeling about it. I attended mass here after visiting the mount. I also recommend St Thomas' Mount near the airport. (I think the page and some of the other reviews have mixed up these two places - they are 2 different hills). They are both a nice break from the noise... More

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Mumbai
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Its a nice church to visit on weekends. Not only to pray it is also a kind of spot were in families, friends, couples etc can have a relaxed time from their stressful office life. Visit it and u will have a nice time.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This wonderful Church has the blood stained bone of St. Thomas. A beautiful church and qualifies to be a great landmark. One can find many AngloIndians living closeby.. Pope John Paul II visited in early 1980s. One can get to see Banyan trees on top of the cliff and the wonderful view of the Kathipara, anna salai from the small... More

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