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Vallarpadam, Kochi Overview

Quietly nestled in the middle of the Vembanad Lake in Kochi, Vallarpadam is one part of the group of islands in the state of Kerala- the one one being Willington Island. Vallarpadam is hustled near the Port of Kochi, the island only has a meagre population of around 10000 people. Considered to be one of the most picturesque and scenic places in the region, the town is mostly famous for the Basilica of Our Lady of Ransom, known as the Vallarpadam Church.

Surrounded by beautiful paddy fields, the tourists are also intrigued by the large number of fisher folks that occupy the region, fishing being the major occupation. There are several ships and Valakettu fishing nets found on the ports of the lake which draws a large number of tourists. Other than the church, there is also a famous Bhagavathy Temple which is a popular pilgrim centre of devotees and is visited by tourists and devotees alike.

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Vallarpadam Basilica in Vallarpadam

Vallarpadam is not only an important religious site but also a popular tourist attraction on the island of Vallarpadam. Boasting of pearly white exteriors, the church was built by the Portuguese in 1524. Dedicated to the Holy Mary or Vallarapadath Amma (as sheh is locally called), the highlight of the church is the image of the Virgin Mary that is housed in the centre of the basilica. 

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Although any time of the year is considered suitable to visit the tiny island but there is an annual festival held at the Vallarpadam Church around 24th of September, for a week. The church and the entire island is lit up in bright lights and the festival is a grand affair. It will be considered most ideal to visit the island during this time.

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