Follow the pilgrimage of the Apostle St. Thomas, and discover how he founded Christianity in India in the 1st century on this Christian Heritage tour of Kochi. The tour includes 3 of the 7 churches that he built, including the oldest church in India.
What to Expect
Discover the Indian roots of Christianity on this full-day Christian heritage tour of Kochi. Dating back to the 1st century, Christianity in India predates the religions official recognition in Europe by 300 years. The Apostle St Thomas is said to have arrived at the ancient seaport of Muzris in 42 A.D. During his stay he founded seven churches along the Kerala coast, some of which are included in this tour.
Visit the first Church of St Thomas, and the oldest Christian Church in India, the St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church in Palayoor. Explore the Indian Christian Historical Museum. See two more St. Thomas churches; The Marthoma Church and the Kottakavu Church, both dating to 53 A.D.
Also included on the tour are visits to the Kottapuram Cathedral, the Jewish-Christian Ancestor Tower, Our Lady of Snow Church, and the Vypeekotta Seminary.
- Chauffeur driven transport
- All entrance fees
- Camera fees