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Thursday, April 29, 2010

St. Mary's Orthodox church (Kerala-India)

St. Mary's Orthodox church: located in Cheriapalli and 02 kms off Kottayam, the church was built in 1579 by Thekkumkoor Maharaj. The architecture is a blend of the keral and Portuguese style. The walls of the church are adorned with murals made in oriental and western stye, based on biblical as well as non-biblical themes. January 15th is Feast Day
Timing: 0800 hrs - 1800 hrs
Contact: contact 0481-2566744
To reach: acces to Kottayam : nearest airport is at Kochi at a distance of 76 kms from Kottayam and Thiruvananthapuram airport is 160 kms away ; Kottayam railway station is situated 02 kms from the central bus station and there are regular trains to Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam and Ernakulam ; For road travel, there are 02 bus stations, the Kerala state road transport corporation bus station on TB Road and a private bus stand near the railway station. Buses to major centres operate from the KSRTC bus station