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One of the oldest churches in India, this was founded by St. Thomas who is believed to have come to Kerala in 52 AD. The main entrance of the church is decorated with fourteen life-sized, granite statues depicting various scenes from the life of St. Thomas. Other highlights include Thaliyakulam - a pond where St. Thomas baptized the local people, a replica of Little Mount in Chennai where he died, and a historical museum. The Thaliyakulam is said to have miraculous powers of healing and a community baptism is held here once a month. Close by this Church is the Chavakkad Beach and the hundred feet high Chettua Lighthouse.

Location:

  • 25 km from Thrissur