Thazhathangadi Valiapalli

Built in 1579 by Thekkumkoor Maharajah, about 2 kms. from west of Kottayam town. This church belongs to the Knanaya Orthodox Syrian Community. The Persian cross, believed to be one of the seven cross brought here by St. Thomas, and the Pahlavi inscriptions of this church are famous. this church displays outstanding architecture, which is a blend of Kerala and Portuguese styles. The walls are adorned with beautiful murals made in oriental and western styles on biblical and non-biblical themes. 

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