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Churches in Tamilnadu

The history of Christianity in Tamil Nadu dates back to 2000 years ago, but in the 16th century, the religion is believed to have made a mark with the introduction by St Francis Xavier in Kanyakumari district. With the colonization by Portuguese, Dutch, British, and Italians in different years, the state saw a drastic change in its silhouette as well. Today's Tamil Nadu has some of the most spectacular churches which are must-visit. Tamil Nadu boasts a church in Chennai City where St Thomas, one of the disciples of Jesus is said to originally interred.

The Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health in Velankanni is another popular Portuguese church that is visited by millions each year. Amongst other famous churches in Tamil Nadu are Our Lady of Ransom in Kanyakumari, Our Lady of Snows Basilica in Tuticorin, and St. Stephen's Church in Ooty. Tamil Nadu's cities, towns, and even villages are dotted with churches which flaunt exquisite architecture and rich history.

Popular Churches in Tamil Nadu

  • The Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health, Velankanni

    This 16th-century church is one of the major tourist attractions in Velankanni and is devoted to Our Lady of Good Health. The establishment of the church is the attribution of three miracles; Jesus, the apparition of Mary, and a slumbering shepherd boy. Read more

  • San Thome Cathedral Basilica, Chennai

    A stunning masterpiece of neo-gothic architecture, San Thome Cathedral Basilica is amongst the revered church in Chennai. For tourists, it also has a museum attached to it that displays the great apostle's fingerprints and paintings. Read more

  • St. Mary's Cathedral Church, Madurai

    Also esteemed as Our Lady of Dolours, St. Mary's Cathedral Church traces is some 150 years old. However, the talk of this prominent holy place in Madurai is the astonishing blend of European, Roman, and other architectural that had beautifully presented in its construction. Read more

  • Our Lady of Ransom Church, Kanyakumari

    Stands in the downtown of fishermen's village in Kanyakumari, Our Lady of Ransom Church is one of city's towering landmarks and is known for its remarkable Gothic and Neo-Gothic style of architecture. Read more

  • La Saleth Church, Kodaikanal

    Distinguished for its beautiful construction and sedating ambiance, La Saleth Church is dedicated to Mother Mary and is considered as one of the highly-sacred shrines in Kodaikanal. Read more

  • Our Lady of Snows Basilica, Tuticorin

    Dedicated to Mother Mary, Our Lady of Snows Basilica is some 100-year old European architectural style. This church hosts a famous festival which receives a heavy footfall of devotees. Read more

  • Holy Trinity Church, Ooty

    Being one of the oldest landmarks in Ooty, the Holy Trinity Church is a perfect place where devotees could feel the peace, love, and divine bliss in the sedating ambiance of this tourist attraction. Read more

  • Karamalai Annai Velankanni Church, Valparai

    Proffering awe-inspiring landscapes of Valparai, Karamalai Annai Velankanni Church is a must-visit attraction located around 10 km from Valparai. This famous shrine also hosts an annual festival. Read more

  • Kappal Matha Church, Tirunelveli

    Kappal Matha is one of the surprising Christian temple in Tirunelveli. Set-up in a ship like construction, this shrine is worth-a-visit attractions while in Tirunelveli and is devoted to Mother Mary. Read more

  • Holy Trinity Church, Yercaud

    Built-in 1834 on a hillock, Holy Trinity Church is amongst the most peaceful magnets in nature's land of Yercaud. Holy Trinity is an independent church and is also a resting place of British archaeological and geologist, Robert Bruce Foote. Read more

  • Armenian Church, Chennai

    Traces its history from the 17th century, Armenian Church is a perfect pilgrimage site in Chennai to admire the fascinating architecture and impressive calm ambiance for that one of a kind holiday experience. Read more

  • Christ the King Church, Kodaikanal

    Brimming in rich history and soaked in spirituality, Christ the King Church is one of the beautiful religious places in Kodaikanal. However, the star attraction of this beautiful shrine is the main altar that has a fascinating image of Lord Jesus. Read more

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