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It is small and very popular coastal region located on the shores of Bay of Bengal in Nagapattinam district. It is the major Christian religious attraction. The sacred city is well known for the holy church called Velankanni Mother Mary Church or Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health. Pope declared this city as Holy City as it thrives with various religious activities. This is world renowned marine pilgrimage. The amazing beach attracts tourists from all over the world. Many festivals are celebrated in this village, Arokkyamatha festival is among famous which is celebrated with great pomp. The architecture of the church, biblical inscriptions and a church museum are the major tourist attractions. Thevast stretch of sandy beach is an ideal place to spend vacation. It is an excellent place for big time shop freaks as one can find delicate silk, handloom cloths, marine products and various cosmetic items. Tourists can enjoy best sea foods in nearby restaurants.

Places to visit

Velakanni Church
This is a fabulous religious attraction on the shores of Bay of Bengal, was constructed in 1971. The Mother Mary is known as Our Lady of Health and Madonna of Velankanni. People offers different shapes of candles to recover from diseases. The architecture was a fine evidence of Gothic style. Arokyamatha festival is celebrated with much pomp.

Velankanni Beach
It is the prominent attraction of Velankanni. It is famously expressed as Lourdes of the East. Wonderful place to enjoy water funs.

Other Places
Nagapattinam, NagoreSikkal and SriRangam temple are other nearby places to visit.

How to reach Velankanni

By Air
Trichirapalli domestic airport is located around 127 km from Velanakanni  is the best option to reach b air.

By Train
Nagapattinam railway station is at distance of 12 km from Velanakanni is the nearest railhead.

By Road
Several state run and private owned buses are frequently available to reach Velankanni from all major and minor cities of Tamil Nadu.

In summer 22-37°C and in winter 19-32°C. Best visited throughout the year.

24.6 °C

Humidity: 90%
Wind : From North at 1.1 kph

Forecast for Next 3 days

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28 °C |23 °C
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Best Time To Visit : ALL
Theme: Pilgrim

SightSeeings in Vailankanni

Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health
Sri Rangam Temple
Shrine Basilica, comprising of three Churches
Our Lady s Tank
Church Museum
Priests Residence
Stations of the Cross
Stations of the Rosary
Shrine Mega Mahal
Vailankanni Beach

Near By Other Tourist Places

Vailankanni   0 KM near     
Nagapattinam   11 KM near     
Nagore   16 KM near     
Thiruvarur   28 KM near     
Navagraha Sthalas   57 KM near     

Near By major Cities

Chennai  304 KM near     
Bangalore  387 KM near     
Thiruvananthapuram  452 KM near     

Near By Air Ports

Civil Airport   140 KM near     
Salem Airport   238 KM near     
Madurai Airport   239 KM near     
Chennai Airport   289 KM near     

Near By Local Cities

Tiruchirappalli  140 KM near     
Madurai  232 KM near     
Salem  243 KM near     
Tiruppur  311 KM near     

Near By Districts

Nagapattinam   12 KM near     
Thiruvarur   28 KM near     
Karaikal   30 KM near     
Thanjavur   87 KM near     

Near By RailWay Station

Velankanni Rail Way Station   1.0 KM near     
"" Rail Way Station   1.0 KM near     
Nagappattinam Junction Rail Way Station   9 KM near     



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