St.Thomas Church - Malayatoor

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Distance (From Kochi): 45.5 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 2-3 Hours

Transportation Options: Cab / Bus

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 45.5 kms from Kochi, St.Thomas Church located in Malayatoor (near Perambavoor) on the banks of Periyar River is one of the famous churches in Kerala.

Situated on top of 609 meter high Malayatoor Hill, the church is dedicated to St. Thomas, who is believed to have prayed at this shrine. The architectural style of the Malayatoor Church is a blend of Greco-Roman style. The walls of the church have been adorned with exquisite designs, paintings and carvings which describe the various events in Lord Jesus' life. A rock on the hill is believed to have been the footprints of Saint Thomas.

Malayatoor Perunal, the popular annual festival is celebrated in the months of March and April.