Malayattoor Church is famous all over the world and thus has been recognised as an international pilgrimage station. Believers from all over the world throng here regardless of seasons. It is believed that St. Thomas, an apostle of Jesus, had come to this place to spread the Gospel.
Today’s Malayattoor Church is constructed on a spot where St. Thomas is said to have established a shrine of Virgin Mary centuries back. Located on top of the Malayattoor Hills, this religious spot attracts millions of devotees every year.
The church is built in Greco-Roman architectural style. There are several carvings and paintings, including the Five Joyful Mysteries of Jesus Christ, on the walls of this church. An annual festival, popularly known as Malayattoor Perunnal, is held during the months of March-April.
Marthoma Mandapam, Sannidi, Golden Cross, miraculous water spring, St. Thomas’s footprint on a rock and his life size statue are also worth seeing.