Santhome Cathedral Basilica

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Location : Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Built in: 1812
Architecture: Gothic style

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.


Air: 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, U.K., etc.
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.

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