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  3. Kochi
  4. Day Trips

Kochi: Full-Day Christian Heritage Tour

Product ID: 16458
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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.
About this activity
Duration 8 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Wheelchair accessible

Pickup included

At a city based hotel.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the roots of Indian Christianity
  • Visit churches built by St. Thomas the Apostle
  • Explore the Indian Christian Historical Museum
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Chauffeur driven transport
  • All entrance fees
  • Camera fees
  • Lunch
What’s Not Included
  • Extra food

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