St. John’s Cathedral at Thiruvalla fascinates travelers and pilgrims with its eye-catching architecture. This beautiful cathedral has the appearance of a temple rather than the usual churches. This elegant pilgrim center is also the headquarters of the Archbishop of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Archeparchy of Thiruvalla. Each pilgrim to this cathedral shall appreciate its temple-like exterior but its interior has the traditional church ambience. In fact, this church has the right combination of the traditional temple architecture, Syrian Christian tradition and Kerala architectural style.
The interiors of the church have the portrayal of biblical themes in stained glass. These images in stained glass represent the story the Good Samaritan, The Prodigal Son, Parables of the Lost Sheep and Coins, The Parable of the 10 Virgins, the Last Judgment and the Rich Man and Lazarus. Visitors can also watch the depiction of important events in the life of Jesus Christ from his birth to resurrection in this holy spot. The St. John’s Cathedral can accommodate more than 2000 people but no pews. The church is almost 2 kilometers away from the nearest Thiruvalla railway station. Cochin International Airport is about 119 kilometers from this cathedral. Choose the right Christian pilgrim holiday package of Tour My India to Kerala that matches your requirements and budget to visit the ancient churches and other holy sites in the state.