Churches of Kerala
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- 7 days
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- Start time:
- 07.30 am
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- 07.30 am
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- Malayalam. Hindi, Marathi, English
Last updated: 07/20/2007
Visit the fabulous Churches of Kerala... A marvellous piece of architecture.
Warm welcome by Saroma Holidays. Check in at Hotel in Guruvayoor.Visit St.Thomas Church, Palayur. This is one among the Seven Churches built by St.Thomas and considered as the oldest Church in India.Visit the following places connected to St.Thomas - The Boat Jetty where St.Thomas landed at Palayoor. Thaliyakulam -The pond where St.Thomas baptized the local people. The replica of Chinna Malai (of Mylapore - Madras) where St.Thomas attainted martyrdom in AD 72
Visit Our Lady of Lourdes Cathedral, in Thrissur. The attractive underground shrine is also a big attraction. Visit Puthanpalli (New Church) at Thrissur. This is the largest Syrian Catholic church of Asia as a gothic and historic style of architecture with 25,000 Sq.feet.Visit St. Thomas Church in Kodungallor. Kodungallur is considered as the cradle of Christianity in India. In AD 52, the very first Christian church in India was constructed by Saint Thomas at a palace called Maliyenkara in Kodungallur.Visit Angamali St.George Forane Church. The newly built St.George Forane Church is one of the largest churches in South India. It is situated at Angamali : where the histories of Christian beliefs are engraved in golden letters.
Visit famous Catholic church, Malayattoor Church, dedicated to St.Thomas. The church has a combination of Greco-Roman architecture with the altar designed in traditional Greek style, and the front portion of the church following the traditional Roman Catholic Church architecture.Visit Arattungal Church, officially known as St.Andrew's Forane Church at Arthunkal. It is one of the sacred churches in Kerala that attracts hundred thousands of devotees both Christians and non-Christians every year from all parts of the State.
Visit Edathua Church. Established in 1810, the church is dedicated to St.George. The massive shrine on the banks of the river Pamba is modeled on the medieval churches of Europe.Visit Manarcad St.Mary's Church, the most important church among the ancient churches of Malankara. The stone inscriptions found at the church reveal that the church was built more than 1000 years ago.Visit St.Mary's Forane Church, Bharananganam. It is also the place where the mortal remains of blessed Alphonsa of India are kept in a chapel next to St.Mary's Church
Visit Fort Kochi. St.Francis church originally dedicated to Santo Antonio, the Patron Saint of Portugal, is the first European Church in India. Vasco Da Gama was buried here in 1524 before his remains were moved to Lisbon, Portugal. The tombstone still remains. A tour to fort Kochi area. See Chinese fishing nets, Vasco Da Gama Square, Bishop House etc.Visit Santa Cruz Cathedral built in the neo-classical style, the pulpit is carved on wood and has a fantastic pastel-coloured interior. This church has some very beautiful paintings on the ceiling.Visit St.Mary's church is located in the middle of Vallarpadam island across the backwaters from the mainland Ernakulam. The church has the famous picture of the 'Blessed Virgin Mary' which the Portuguese brought from their native land.Visit CSI Immanuel Church which was built as a memorial for two eminent missionaries, the Rev. E.B.Russell and Rev. A.B.Sealy. So it is also know as known as the Russell Sealy Memorial Church
Visit Archaeological Museum. Thrippunithura Hill palace is the largest archaeological museum in Kerala and the erstwhile official residence of the Kochi Royal family. Visit Mattancherry. Also known as Dutch Palace, the Mattancherry palace with its medieval charm, is today a portrait gallery of the Cochin Rajas and notable for some of the best mythological murals in India.Visit Jewish Synagogue. This imposing structure was built in 1568, when the Jews settled in Mattancherry.Evening at leisure/shopping.
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