St. Thomas Church

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    Location: 7269+V45, Samarvarni, Silvassa, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu 396240, India

    Estimated Visiting Time: 1 hour.

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    Constructed in the late 16th century, the Church of St Thomas was the second church to be built by the Portuguese. Constructed in the Gothic style of architecture, it is one of the most amazing churches in Dadra-Nagar Haveli and Daman-Diu in India.  


    The church was abandoned for a few decades with whitewashed walls and faded Portuguese frescoes, before it was converted into a museum in 1998. St. In the market area of the Diu fort, Thomas Church is located. 


    St. Thomas ChurchThe construction of the fort was completed in 1598 and is, to this day, one of the major churches of Portuguese India and was dedicated to St Thomas.

    Inside/Outside Views

    St. Thomas Church outside viewAlong with a collection of local artefacts that are more than over four centuries old, it has Baroque facades, stone sculptures of Christ and Virgin Mary and wood carvings made of wood. There is mass held here once a year, despite not functioning as a church.

    Opening Hours

    Everyday Open 24 hours.

    Entry & Others Fees

    No entry fee is needed.

    How to Reach

    By Air: The nearest airport is seven kilometers away in Diu. Daily flights connect Mumbai and Porbandar. To reach Silvassa Auto-rickshaws can be hired from the airport. The nearest international airport is in Mumbai, about 180 km away. It is well connected to other Indian and international cities. Taxis are available from Mumbai to Silvassa. One can hire taxis to reach his desired place. 

    By Rail: The nearest railway station is Vapi at a distance of 17 km. Vapi is well connected to major cities of India like Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Jodhpur, Hyderabad, Pune. From Vapi you can take a taxi, auto hire or take a bus to Silvassa. One can hire a taxi to reach his desired place.

    By Road: The convenient way to reach Silvassa is the Western Express Highway known as NH8. These highways take a man straight to his destination. State and private buses make it easy for tourists to reach Silvassa. One can hire a taxi to reach his desired place.

    Tips for Travellers

    Carry a bottle of water and some light snacks with you.

    Keep your belongings at your own risk.


    Que-01: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: Yes, this place safe to visit.

    Que-02: Is photography allowed in this place?

    Ans: Yes, photography allowed in this place.

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