One of the most prominent Christian pilgrim centers in Kerala is Malayattoor. The church was set up by St. Thomas the Apostle which has been designated as an International Shrine by the Vatican. This magnificent church atop the 600 meter high hill was established in A.D. 900 and is a popular tourist center. The only way to reach the hill top shrine is to trek 2 km uphill along the scenic trail.
The church is a combination of Greco-Roman architecture with a traditional Greek styled altar. The old building now show signs of decaying. But it will remain to be seen whether these visually appealing building will continue to stand the test of time.