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Marthoma Pontifical Shrine

 
Place : Marthoma Nagar, Azhicode, Kodungallur, Kerala
Significance : First of the seven churches founded by St.Thomas in Kerala
Best Season : September to May
Timings : 9 am to 6 pm
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How to reach:

Air : The nearest international airport is Cochin International Airport Nedumbassery, at Ernakulam located 60km north from Thrissur.

Rail : The nearest railway station is at Irinjalakuda 20 km from Thrissur. Thrissur is an important railhead of the southern railway and linked to most major towns inside and outside Kerala. The railway station is about 1km south-west of the town centre and just 350 meters from the temple premises. 

Road : From Trichur there are frequent buses to Kodungallur (40 kms- 11/2 hours). Azhikode Jetty is 6km away from Kodungallur. Buses ply every 15 minutes through this route. The shrine is a 5 mn. walk along the riverside from Azhicode Jetty. From Alwaye to Kodungalloor the distance is 25kms. Pilgrims coming from Kochi can take the route via Alwaye or via Vypeen island where you should cross the river at Munambam to reach the shrine.

There are frequent buses from Thrissur along NH47 to different destinations. The KSRTC bus stand is at the south west of the town center in Trichur. There are buses to Kochi (3 hrs), Thiruvananthapuram (8 hrs), Kozhikode (31/2 hrs), Kottayam, Palakkad (11/2 hrs), Chennai (12hrs)etc. The large, private bus stand Sakthan Tampuran is south of the city center, the smaller, private Priyadarshini bus stand is north of the city. Private buses have frequent services to places close by like Guruvayur and small towns like Mallapuram and Shornur near by.








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