Malayattoor Church

The Malayattoor Church, also known as the Malayattoor St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, is a significant Christian pilgrimage site located in the town of Malayattoor, near Kochi (Cochin), in the state of Kerala, India. It is situated on the Western Ghats and is around 47 kilometers (approximately 29 miles) away from Kochi city.

The church is dedicated to St. Thomas the Apostle, who is believed to have visited the region during his mission to spread Christianity in India. According to tradition, St. Thomas took refuge on the hill of Malayattoor, and there is a rock-cut foot imprint believed to be his.

The Malayattoor Church is famous for its annual pilgrimage, which takes place on the first Sunday after Easter, attracting thousands of devotees from various parts of India. During this pilgrimage, the faithful climb the steep hill to reach the church, which is set amidst scenic surroundings.

The church is an essential part of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, one of the Eastern Catholic Churches in full communion with the Roman Catholic Church. It holds historical and religious significance and is revered by Christians in Kerala and beyond.

If you plan to visit the Malayattoor Church, it is advisable to check for the most up-to-date information and travel details as circumstances may have change.


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