St Mary’s Orthodox Church

Church in Kottayam

Built by the Portuguese, 2km northwest of central Kottayam, the elegant 1579 Cheriapally (Little Church) fuses European baroque architecture with Keralan temple elements, such as wood-carved ceilings and sloping tiled roofs. Intricate Portuguese-style vegetable-dye paintings adorn the upper walls of the altar.

It's best visited together with St Mary’s Syrian Knanaya Church, 200m north.