Though the place has a tropical climate, many wish to visit Velankanni during the winter season, specifically from October to March, due to the calm and cold atmosphere that greets the place. April to May being the hottest time in Velankanni as the rest of Tamil nadu, it's less visited during the summer. The scanty rains during monsooons also worsens the situation by inducing humidity. Hence, the winter from November to February is the ideal time to visit Velankanni.
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29th August- 8th September
Built in the 16th century, Velankanni is the site of one of the biggest Catholic pilgrimages in the country. On 8th September, the fest concludes with a holy mass, The Feast of the Nativity of Mary. Throughout the year 20 million devotees visit the church, out of which 3 million of them are during these 11 days alone.