52 kms from Kochi, the Malayatoor Church is situated atop the 609 m high
Malayatoor Hill. The church is dedicated to St. Thomas, who is believed
to have prayed at this shrine.
One of the most important Christian pilgrim centres in Kerala, this
holy shrine attracts devotees in very large numbers not only from Kerala
but also from the neighbouring states.
This famous church is situated at Kurisumudi, a verdant hill in the
Western Ghats girdled partially by the river Periyar. The Church has a
life-size statue of St. Thomas and the imprint of the feet of the
Apostle on a rock.
Dedicated to the memory of
At Malayatoor, the first Sunday
after Easter is considered to be a very important day. Pilgrims,
chanting the name of the Apostle ('Ponninkurisumala Muthappa'), climb
Kurisumudi, the steep hill to visit the holy shrine.
52 Kms From Kochi, Kerala
609 m Above Sea Level
The Imprint of Feet of
St.Thomas on a rock
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A Scenic island near the city of Ernakulam, Bolghatty
is famous for the Bolghatty Palace built by the Dutch in 1744 AD.
Originally built by the Portuguese in the mid-16th
century, the Dutch Palace or Mattancherry Palace is located at
Mattancherry. It was presented to the Kochi Maharaja in 1555 AD and
later taken over by the Dutch who carried out repairs and extended it
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