St. Mary's Orthodox Church is just 2 km away from Kottayam. It was erected in 1579 by Thekkumkoor Maharajah. This church is an Orthodox Syrian Church. The church exhibits an exquisite fusion of Kerala style of architecture and Portugese style. The walls of the church are decorated with wonderful murals which are painted in oriental as well as western styles. The theme of these murals are both biblical and non-biblical.
This church draws many tourists every year. If you are an art lover, this church is a must visit for you. You will be awe-inspired by the mind-blowing architecture and the lovely mural painting.