St. Joseph's Monastery is a well known Christian pilgrim center of Kerala located at Mannanam in the Kottayam district. This charming monastery is built by the famous blessed Father Chavara Kuriakose Elias popularly known as Chavara Achan. He is one of the prominent saintly figures in the history of Syrian Catholic Church in Kerala. The mortal remains of this priest are preserved in this church. People from far and wide visit this pilgrim center every Saturday to pay homage to this saintly priest.
The St. Joseph's Monastery has a serene and peaceful ambience ideal to meditate. The altar of this church is made attractive with gold filigree work. The feast of Blessed Chavara is an important event of this monastery which is celebrated every year on 3rd January. Devotees celebrate this event with great solemnity and devotion. This church is almost 15 kilometers away from Kottayam town. Kottayam railway station is around 10 kilometers from St. Joseph's Monastery. Cochin International Airport is about 84 kilometers from this Christian pilgrim center. Book your religious tour to Kerala at affordable rates through Tour My India.