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St. Thomas Mount National Shrine

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Address: Parangi Malai | St Thomas Mt Chennai, Chennai (Madras), India
06:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 20:00

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It's a great view of the city and a neat historical location

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

Reviewed 6 days ago
Arlington, Texas
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Arlington, Texas
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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

Thank tumbleweed_dude
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Reviewed 1 week 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.

Thank Carlos F
Chennai (Madras), India
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank ashokaarti
Chennai (Madras), India
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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..

Thank Arjunsharmaarmy
Madurai, India
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

Thank William A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

Thank Claes J
Chennai (Madras), India
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank Krishna S
Kottayam, India
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had no idea the Apostle Thomas was buried here or that he was made a Saint. I enjoyed the rich history of the area and walking where someone who walked with the Messiah walked!

Thank MissCPix
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

Get on your walking shoes - it's only a 400 metre walk to the top, but with Chennai's heat and humidity it's a bit of a workout. (so, apparently you can also drive up, but where's the fun in that?) The walk to the top is partly lined with trees and the goats and birds are a nice distraction to... More 

Thank Jim L

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