Kochi to Malayatoor Church

Take a trip from Kochi to Malayatoor Church, the experience will leave an everlasting impression in your mind. The church which is situated 47 kilometers from Kochi is a very famous pilgrim center of the Christians. The church is dedicated to one of the holy saints, St. Thomas who is believed to have prayed at this church during his first visit to Kerala.

You can take an excursion from Kochi to Malayatoor Church with your near and dear ones. The nearest airport is Kochi airport which is just 15 kilometers from the Church or the nearest rail head is at Angamaly Railway Station which is located at a distance of 17 kilometers. From the airport or railway station you can take a bus or hire a cab or taxi and come to the church.

In between the tour from Kochi to Malayatoor Church, you can enjoy the natural wonders of the Kerala state which is famous for its wide range of flora and fauna. During Easter festival, Christians from all across India land up there to worship at the holy shrine.

The architectural style of the Malayatoor Church is a blend of Greco-Roman style with that of traditional Greek style and Roman Catholic architecture. The walls of the church have been adorned with exquisite designs, paintings and carvings which describe the various events in Lord Jesus' life. Your Kochi to Malayatoor Church excursion is incomplete if you do not visit the rock on the hill which is believed to have been the footprints of Saint Thomas.

The best time to take a trip from Kochi to Malayatoor Church is during the months of March and April when an annual festival which is known as Malayatoor Perunal is observed in the church premises. During the festival you get an insight into the culture and traditions of the Christians.

Last Updated on : 30/08/2013