St. Thomas Mount

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Location : Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Built In: 1523
Built By: Portuguese


St. Thomas Mount church is located in Chennai near Meenambakkam Airport, it was built in 1523 by the Portuguese. It is a small relic-filled Church, which stands at the summit of the 300 foot high St. Thomas Mount.

It is believed that an apostle of Christ preached atop the hill here and is said to have been killed on this mount. Among the relics, The Holy Lady and The Child and 'Our Lady of Expectations' and the 'Bleeding Cross' are believed have been made by the saint himself. Above the altar is a painting of the Madonna considered to be the work of St. Luke. A flight of 160 steps leads up to the summit of the Mount.

HOW TO GET THERE

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.

WHERE TO STAY

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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