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St. Thomas Mount National Shrine

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Place of historical importance.

St Thomas Mount, named after Apostle Thomas is place of national heritage. You can get here by bus... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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You walk a steep hill - the view is worth it

Said to contain the bones of St Thomas - one of Jesus' disciples. Whatever your views are about... read more

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Reviewed 5 days ago

St Thomas Mount, named after Apostle Thomas is place of national heritage. You can get here by bus, train, or car and is easily accessible. According to history, St Thomas reached mylapore from Kerala preaching and teaching Christianity. He faced persecution from the local ruler...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Said to contain the bones of St Thomas - one of Jesus' disciples. Whatever your views are about this Catholic concept, once you get to the top of the (steep) hill the view is worth it. The shrine is kept nicely, and a good stop...More

Thank Gnahh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a quiet place of worship and has a Roman Catholic and Christian historical sacred items. There's a quiet place for adoration in an Airconditioned Chapel History of St. Thomas in India can be seen here

Thank JohnsonGeorge
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It;s wonderful, historical and Biblical. It tells the story of how Christianity came to India through St. Thomas. Located on top of a high hill facing the Chennai International Airport and the cith, it's view is amazing.Saint John Paul II was here at this very...More

Thank Ruth M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Try two different approaches to this shrine. Go by walk through the stairs and by a car in the winding road. Don't miss the flight landing clicks (obviously apart from praying).

1  Thank Adventure817242
Reviewed September 9, 2018

good explanations and displays next to St Thomas’s cave/grotto, with explanations on his life and the miracles attributed to him in the location. We stopped by on Sunday afternoon and there was a church service so we didn’t go into the church, but we did...More

2  Thank MC-lovestravel
Reviewed September 4, 2018

A lovely little chapel, a fascinating view over Chennai, a lovely little cafe with a few souvenirs to buy to remember your visit to this Christian church.

Thank janetmeachin
Reviewed September 2, 2018

The Shrine on top of the mountain is has an amazing view of Chennai city. You can see the International Airport and the planes flying by all the time. This is a historical and a Holy ground where St. Thomas, one of the 12 Apostles...More

1  Thank maj0ra
Reviewed August 26, 2018

This is a very nice and holy shrine in Chennai. Peaceful ambiance and a beautiful view of the city. Worth visiting.

Thank vinodkhedkar
Reviewed August 6, 2018

A great tourist spot. The story of St. Thomas is fascinating and the view of Chennai is amazing. You can see a full 360 view of the city. There is a lot to learn about the area.

Thank lgrimaud572017
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Just go out on the web and search for " san thome church " and you'll find it. We can't post a website here.. but that will get you there. A wikipedia search for "St. Thomas Cathedral Basilica, Chennai" will have a list of... More
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