Santhome Cathedral Basilica is situated on the southern tip
of Marina in Chennai.
It is a towering basilica built on the spot where St. Thomas (an apostle
of Jesus Christ) was buried. It is the church of the Archbishop of
Chennai - pastoral
head of the Catholic community in the region.
Santhome Cathedral Basilica is built in Gothic Style. Beside, the beauty of its rising spire it has a brilliant stained glass depiction of St. Thomas' encounter with the resurrected Christ. One can find some relics and a fragment of bone of the saint in the crypt below the altar. It offers excellent views from the 55m steeple.
Chennai has an
airport with national and international terminals. Regular flights connect
Chennai with the
major cities within the country and countries like Singapore, America,
Rail: Chennai is well connected by rail with all the major places within and beyond the state.
Road: State transport buses and private buses connect Chennai with the major towns and cities within the state and country. For local transportation local trains, city buses and auto rickshaws are available.
Being the capital city of the state Chennai is well equipped with luxury as well as budget and economy class hotels for accommodation.