The only international shrine in Asia believed to have been visited by St. Thomas.has been designated by the Vatican as an International Shrine. It is believed that St. Thomas held prayer at this church when he landed in Kerala. The hilltop church is located 25 km away from the town of Kalady.he architecture of the church is very interesting and uses a combination of unique styles that are a delight to the eyes. It is a combination of Greco-Roman architecture with a traditional Greek styled altar. The front of the church has been built in the typical Roman Catholic architecture. The church has been decorated with beautiful carvings, designs and paintings that depict the life of Jesus Christ. There are facilities for confession and adoration also in this church. The church also has an ancient pond that was used for baptism purposes and a traditional pulpit that is considered to be of much historical significance.
Entry TimingsMass is at 9.30 AM on Week Days and 7.30 AM on Sundays
Weekly HolidayAll Days Open
Suitable For Heritage and History Lovers, Christian Pilgrims
Tip from Iris HolidaysThe climb is exhausting and hard through a rocky path but there are rest stops at the 14 stations of the cross where you can stop and light a candle.