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St. Thomas Mount National Shrine

Near Guindy Kathipara, Parangi Malai, St Thomas Mount, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600016, India

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About St. Thomas Mount National Shrine

A small hillock in the Chennai city. The ancient Syrian church community of India traces the origin of their church here.


Attractions near St. Thomas Mount National Shrine

Madras War Cemetery0.99km from St. Thomas Mount National Shrine

The cemetery is spread over an area of 2.75 acres and contains 856 Commonwealth burials of the second-word war.

Guindy National Park4.81km from St. Thomas Mount National Shrine

Guindy national park is a protected area of Tamilnadu and the 8th smallest national park in India and one of the very few national parks situated inside a city.

Valluvar Kottam7.58km from St. Thomas Mount National Shrine

Valluvar kottam is a monument in Chennai, dedicated to the classical Tamil poet and philosopher Valluvar.

Elliots Beach8.52km from St. Thomas Mount National Shrine

This beach is the endpoint of the Marina beach shore. A prominent landmark on this beach is the Karl schmiditt memorial.

Arulmigu Kapaleeswarar Temple8.87km from St. Thomas Mount National Shrine

Kapaleeswarar temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to the god Shiva located in Mylapore. The temple is an ancient one that was built around the 7th century in Dravidian architecture.wh

Chetpet Ecopark9.53km from St. Thomas Mount National Shrine

This is a nice venue for boating and fishing. Auge walkway is there around the lake and it is decorated very well.

Where is St. Thomas Mount National Shrine

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Chennai is the capital and largest city of Tamil Nadu. It is well known for unique culture, Jellikettu, Pongal, and Temples.

What visitors say about St. Thomas Mount National Shrine

St. Thomas the Apostle, believed to have been martyred in St. Thomas Mount. There is a small church at the top of the mount and the altar of the church is beleived to be built on the spot where St. Thomas death occured. A flight of 160 steps leads up to the the mount and to the church.

The church itself if very small, and it contains relics of more than 100 holy personalities of the catholic church. You can go even to the altar and see the exact spot where St. Thomas is beleived to be martyred. The view from the top too is pretty amazing, with the view of Chennai city in all directions, as far as the eye can see. As the airport is nearby, you can see flights flying pass extremely close, to land on the runway.