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Little Mount & St Thomas Mount (Chinnamalai & Parangi Malai) Tours

Little Mount & St Thomas Mount (Chinnamalai & Parangi Malai)
According to legend, St Thomas, a disciple of Christ, lived out the remainder of his days in a rocky cave, known as Little Mount (Chinnamalai). A small opening near the cave is supposedly the tunnel exit that St Thomas escaped from when fleeing from his assailants. He fled to St Thomas Mount (Parangi Malai), just under 2 miles (3 kilometers) away from Little Mount, where he was later martyred while praying on top of the hill in 72 AD.

Today, Little Mount is home to a Portuguese church dating back to 1551, as well as a small alter to St Thomas in the rocky cave opening and a palm print believed by some to be left by Thomas himself as he fled. Reaching the Church of Our Lady of Expectation, built in 1523 on St Thomas Mount, requires climbing 135 steps with the Stations of the Cross along the way. A stone cross that was excavated by the Portuguese in 1547 was inlaid into the wall of the church’s altar.
Address: Chennai, India
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South India Church Tour - 5n6d

South India Church Tour - 5n6d

The history of Christianity in Tamil Nadu dates back to 2000 years ago, but in the 16th century, the religion is believed to have made a mark with the introduction by St Francis Xavier in Kanyakumari district. With the colonization by Portuguese, Dutch, British, and Italians in different years, the state saw a drastic change in its silhouette as well. Today's Tamil Nadu has some of the most spectacular churches which are must-visit. Tamil Nadu boasts a church in Chennai City where St Thomas, one of the disciples of Jesus is said to originally interred.
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  • 6 days
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Trip to Visit Historically Significant Churches in Chennai

Trip to Visit Historically Significant Churches in Chennai

Luz Church (1516), St. Thomas Mount Church (1523), St. Mary's Church (1680) and Armenian Church (1772) - These churches of Chennai reflect the 500 years of rich architectural heritage and the cultural traditions of the devout Christians who built them. Let's take once in life time experiences on this tour when you're in Chennai.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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St Thomas Trail in Chennai by Wonder tours

St Thomas Trail in Chennai by Wonder tours

Listen to guided commentary as you travel detailing the influence footsteps of St. Thomas had on the city and the country of India as a whole between AD52 and AD72.Learn about the history of Christianity in Chennai through visits to local religious landmarks such as the cave in the Little Mount, the handprints of St. Thomas, St. Thomas Mount, and the St. Thome Basilica.
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  • 4 hours
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$80.00
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 St Thomas Mount Tour Chennai

St Thomas Mount Tour Chennai

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We pick up our guest from their hotel/ Railway station/ Chennai Airport. We then head straight to St Thomas mount, Have a detailed tour of the church and our guide will explain the history and culture of the national heritage monument. After the the tour we drop you back to your hotel.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
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Following the foot steps of St Thomas in Chennai

Following the foot steps of St Thomas in Chennai

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Tours are led by cultural ambassadors who will bring alive the history and culture of the times when St Thomas came to India in the first century AD.
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  • 4 hours
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Walking Trip to Chennai St. Thomas Mount

Walking Trip to Chennai St. Thomas Mount

St. Thomas Mount is a 2000 years old Spiritual and Travel spot. It is fascinating to be on top of this small hill to understand about St. Thomas and about the Charnockite rock of this hill.
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  • 2 hours
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