Little Mount

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  • Address: Lourd Doss Grotto Road, Little Mount, West Saidapet, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600015, India
  • Timings: 06:00 am - 06:30 pm Details
  • Phone: +9144-22351863
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 00:30 Mins
  • Tags: Church, Religious Site, Family And Kids

Little Mount - Review

Perched on this quaint hillock of Little Mount or Chinnamalai, the Little Mount Church holds high significance. It is believed to be the place where St Thomas, an apostle of Jesus lived and preached while he was in India. Later, the Portuguese built a church here in the 1551 AD for St Thomas. And there is a belief that in the year of 68A.D. the Holy Shrine originated here too. 

You can take your pick, but the church makes for one mesmeric Chennai attraction. The highlight of this church remains to be a small cave with a human footprint on, that is believed to be of St Thomas. Following this belief there is a notion of him even still living in the church. One church, where the history lovers will have a great time. 

How To reach Little Mount by Public Transport

  • Saidapet Bus Depot
  • Little Mount Metro Station
  • Sirukalathur School
  • Saidapet Court Bus Station

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TripHobo Highlights for Little Mount

  • Little Mount Address: Lourd Doss Grotto Road, Little Mount, West Saidapet, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600015, India
  • Little Mount Contact Number: +9144-22351863
  • Little Mount Timing: 06:00 am - 06:30 pm
  • Little Mount Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Little Mount(preferred time): 06:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Little Mount: 00:30 Mins
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Things to Know Before Visiting Little Mount

  • 0.43% of people who visit Chennai include Little Mount in their plan

  • 91.15% of people start their Little Mount visit around 4 PM - 5 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Little Mount

Tuesday and Saturday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Little Mount

People normally club together Chennai Citi Center and San Thome Basilica while planning their visit to Little Mount.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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  • I give 5 star rating because these are places everyone should know to understand and absorb the forgotten historical facts. How many Chennaites are aware of the fact where mount road, little mount, at. Thomas mount got it's name from and why. Let's not forget the history.

  • Spiritual place of great importance for Catholics. Calm and inspiring. Don’t miss the cave where St. Thomas used to hide. You can also see his handprint and footprint in the rock.

  • Peaceful and calm place. St. Thomas stayed in the place and history says that St. Thomas came to India during the time of Jesus. A serene place, if you are looking for a peaceful place this place would help you.

  • It is a historic place. Should go there with a good guide to explain the details. Cannot believe everything but it does allow us to know that apostle Thomas came to India without doubt. He had a message to give and he did that without fearing his martyrdom.

  • One of the famous historic and holy Church in Chennai. St Thomas who was one of the twelve disciples of Jesus Christ. St. Thomas Cave - is believed to be the place where St. Thomas lived and preached. The cave has a small opening which once led to a tunnel through which the apostle is believed to have escaped his assailants. It's so dark and cool in here even when it's blazing hot outside.

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