Small-Group Tour: Chennai’s Churches and Basilicas
Small-Group Tour: Chennai’s Churches and Basilicas information and booking
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Discover the influence of Western religious traditions in India on this small-group tour of Chennai’s many churches. Your expert guide will provide interesting and informative commentary, showing you the differences between Roman Catholic, Anglican, Orthodox and Protestant churches and revealing rich stories behind their inception in this region. Walk inside awe-inspiring structures like St Andrew’s Church, San Thome Cathedral and Luz Church, among others.
Head to the small hillock of St Thomas Mount, a quaint, beautiful church built in the 1500s by the Portuguese. Continue to Church of Our Lady of Light, more commonly known as Luz Church. Learn from your guide how this is one of the oldest Christian churches and European monuments in India.
Continue to San Thome Cathedral, a pilgrimage center for Christians designed in 16th-century European architectural style. Notice the Gothic arches and Baroque ornamentation of the gilded altars and ceilings decorated with fresco paintings.
After your enlightening and fascinating tour, head back to your original departure point.
- Small-group tour
- English-speaking guide
- Transport by air-conditioned coach
What isn't included
- Gratuities (optional)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Camera fees in monuments
- Food and drinks, unless specified