Malayattoor is a renowned Christian pilgrimage center lying in the close proximity of Kochi. Situated at a distance of 17 kms the church receives a large number of devotees from all corners of the world. The St. Thomas Church has been recognized as one of the important churches by the Vatican. According to the locals St. Thomas after reaching Kerala held prayers in this auspicious church. The magnificent architecture of the church is based on the Roman style of architecture and its design has been inspired from the Greek buildings. The church is considered to be one of the oldest chruches present in the state of Kerala.