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“Calm n peaceful place”

St. Thomas Mount National Shrine
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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“Calm n peaceful place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2013

St.Thomas Mount in Chennai is a place with St. Thomas, one of the 12 apostles of Lord Christ, was killed. This National Shrine in situated atop a hill from where you can view the city. It has a small church and other relics. Calm place to visit.

Visited July 2013
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Krakow, Poland
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“The Shrine with 100 relics of Saints”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2013

St Thomas Mount soars some 300 feet high above the sea level in the southern part of the city of Chennai, close to the airport. It commands a magnificent view of Chennai city and suburbs for miles around. It has definite and concrete historical foundations and undiluted religious focus.

This shrine now boasts of more than 100 relics of Saints which also includes relics St. Joseph, Mother Mary and all the Apostles of Jesus including the Saint Thomas.

Visited July 2012
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Chennai (Madras), India
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“Importance due to One of the 12 Apostles having been here.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2013

Very nice and serene place, Only places in the east where an apostle came to spread the Gospel. Very good for meditation and a calm place with a old church.
St Thomas was martyred here and his body is buried at Santhome Cathedral. There is a international guest house of about 2 star category there.

Visited March 2013
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Chennai (Madras), India
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“good place for meditation”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2013

calm atmosphere where u will be truely out of earth... had a good experience sitting there for two hrs without much disturbance wat a feeling!!

Visited January 2013
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chennai
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“Holy place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2013

relegious place with temples and wonderful shrine. Nearer to marina beach. Also shopping paradise for buying ethnic and relegious items. Culture of tamiliand is visible.

Visited February 2012
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Thank holidayChennai
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