St. Thomas Mount
Off Shill Shrine Road
+91 44 2538 3333 (Tourist Information)
A well-known hillock with immense historical importance, St. Thomas Mount is one of Chennai's most famous tourist spots. It is believed that over 2000 years ago, St. Thomas, Jesus Christ's disciple, used to live on this hill top and was martyred to death here. This is how, the hillock got its name and significance. The view from the top of this mount is simply breathtaking, and one can see the entire city spread below in all its glory. In and around St. Thomas Mount, there are quite a few churches, schools and places worth paying a visit to; the shrine Senhora Da Expectacao
also known as Our Lady of Expectation, being the most important of them all. One cannot afford to miss this mount on a tour to Chennai.