from/per person Rs 4,025
  • 1 day
  • Pick-up
  • Drop-off


Description

In this tour we follow the trail of St Thomas who introduced Christianity to India and was here between AD52 and was AD72.  The highlights include a visit to the cave in Little Mount with the statue of our lady of good health as well as hand prints of Saint Thomas, St Thomas mount where we will see the spot where St Thomas was speared to death as well as our lady of expectation church, the San Thome Basilica built in the 16th century over the tomb of St Thomas.
Tour Itinerary:
8am San Thome Basilica
We visit the famous San Thome Basilica, the principal church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Madras and Mylapore. In the 10th century AD Christians from Persia, founded this Christian village of Santhome, and then they built a Church and tomb over the burial site of St.Thomas.  Built in neo gothic style the present structure was built by the Portuguese explorers in the 16th century. The Shrine preserves a small bone of the Saint and the head of the lance with which the Saint was pierced. We will also get to see an ancient painting of Our Blessed Mother  St. Francis Xavier used to pray.
10 am Little Mount
Little Mount is a cave in which St.Thomas hid in AD 68 and did penance. There is an opening to the east of the cave through which St.Thomas escaped when his pursuers caught up with him here. The palm print and hand print near the tunnel’s entrance are believed to be those of St.Thomas himself. We will also see the  masonry cross cut at the top of the hill which is believed to be the cross before which St.Thomas prayed. Another interesting aspect of this cave is the spring inside the hill which is perennial and is supposed to be the miraculous creation of the St. Thomas himself.
12 pm St Thomas Mount
On 21st december AD 72, St Thomas was murdered on this hillock. The hill has a  shrine dedicated to Our Lady of Expectation  which was built in 1523. The altar of this shrine was built on the spot where St. Thomas was murdered.  A gateway of four impressive arches surmounted by a cross bearing the inscribed date 1547 is the other interesting relic of St Thomas Mount.
This culture tour of Chennai ends by 230 PM after drop back to hotel.


Inclusions

Tour includes
Services of a tour guide
Lunch
Mentioned activities & experiences


Exclusions

Any personal expenses


Highlights

Visit a famous San thome Basilica
Visit Little Mount
Visit St Thomas Mount


Additional Information

• Some tours require your original passport/ID Proof, we have mentioned this information in the important notes so please ensure that you read the important information, Tripxoxo will not be responsible if you miss any tour where your passport or ID is mandatory.
• Tripxoxo reserves the rights to charge 100% No show charges if guest is not turning up on time for the pick up.
• No refund for partly utilized services.
• Due to any uncontrollable circumstances i.e. (traffic conditions, vehicle breakdowns, delay by other guests, weather circumstances) if the tour gets delayed or cancelled, Tripxoxo will provide alternate options if possible.
• Seating arrangement are done as per the availability & it is decided by Driver or Tour Guide.
• If in any case the guest does not show up on time and our vehicle departs from the pickup location then Tripxoxo will not arrange for alternative transfer & no refund is provided for the missed tour.


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