St. Thomas Archdiocesan Shrine Palayaur or St. Thomas Church, Palayoor or St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, Palayur is located near Chavakad, Thrissur. It is said to be established in 52 AD by St Thomas. Its one of the oldest churches in India. It was part of the seven churches that that St. Thomas established in India. The church was substantially refurbished in the 17th century. Its one of the few churches which shows the traditional Kerala design. You reach this church from Thrissur on the way to Chavakad via Pavaratty (around 28km). Its only 3 km away from Guruvayur.
St. Joseph’s Parish Shrine is one of the most famous churches in Thrissur dist. You can reach Pavaratty from Thrissur via Chitilappilly – Parappur – Poovathur (around 23 km from Thrissur). Pavaratty is around 5 km away from Guruvayur. Below are some of the photos or pictures of this beautiful church.