Turn back the pages of history and experience one of the oldest Christian churches in India that retain the charm of the yesteryears. The Champakulam Church is a Syrian Christian church in Kerala which is believed to possess a history that dates back to the early 6th century. The church is associated with the Syrian Christian community of Kerala, which trace its origins to the arrival of Thomas the Apostle in India.
The Church is built in traditional Syrian-style architecture, which is a blend of Indian and Portuguese styles. The Church features a mix of wooden and stone construction, with an elaborate roof structure, large wooden doors, and distinctive stained-glass windows. The interiors of the church is adorned with intricate carvings, murals and frescoes which depict scenes from the Bible and the lives of Saints. The structure is a fine example of the unique architectural style of Syrian Christian churches in India, reflecting the cultural and religious heritage of the community.
Mark your calendars for the famous annual feast of the Holy Cross here, which is celebrated in the month of June with great pomp attracting thousands of devotees from all over the state. Processions, hymn singing and devotional prayers are held to mark the occasion and traditional Syrian Christian dishes are prepared and served to the devotees. The feast of the Holy Cross is seen as a celebration of the triumph of faith and is an important reminder of the sacrifices made by early Christian martyrs.
All days: 06:00 AM - 08:00 PM