Places To Visit In Velankanni

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Here are the top 6 tourist attractions to see in Velankanni:

1. Velankanni Church

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Located on the sandy shores of Bay of Bengal, Velankanni Church is considered as one of the holiest Christian pilgrimage destination in India. Declared as the holy city by the Pope, it draws devotees in large number from all over the world.

2. Velankanni Beach

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Vellankani Beach is one of the most pious and scenic beaches on the Eastern coast of the Indian subcontinent. It is the perfect buzz-filled holiday spot with the bustling crowds and swaying palm trees. The beach is one of the most popular destinations in the region. The Church of Our Lady of Health is located very close to the beach which makes it a pilgrim hotspot. Vellankani has a history of religion and culture. It was a trading port for Rome and Greece only to lose its importance to its neighbour Nagapattinam later. It is one of the most visited pilgrim destinations in Southern India.

3. Velankanni Church Museum

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The museum is a building adjacent the Church. This museum was built to house the offerings which the devotees presented to the mother as a token of gratitude for the bountiful blessings they received.

4. Nagapattinam

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The district came into existence in the year 1991 with its headquarter in Nagapattinam city. Its long stretch of beach runs along the Bay of Bengal for 188km.

5. Sikkal

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A beautiful Muragan Temple dedicated to Lord Singaravelan is housed in a large complex. The pillars of this temple are adorned with intricate and exquisite carvings.

6. Handicrafts and silk

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Velankanni beach is an unexpected shopper's den. It is one of those few beaches where silk and handicrafts are sold to a large number of pilgrims who come to visit Velankanni Mata.

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Day 1: Arrive in the city. Start off by paying homage to Mother Mary at the renowned Morning Star Church for Our Lady of Vailankanni. Proceed to the Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health. Popularly known as the ‘Lourdes of the East’, this is where most miracles of Mother Mary have been witnessed. Spend the latter half of the day, soaking in the tranquillity and serenity of the place at the Velankanni Beach.

Day 2: Next morning, head off to one of the other wonderfully architectures churches, the very famous Velankanni Church, a Roman Catholic Basilica. Visit the museum adjacent to the church. Before heading home, don’t forget to pick up some of Velankanni’s fine silk and handloom products from the local market.

How can I commute within Velankanni?

Buses and auto rickshaws are easily available to travel around Velankanni.
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What are the top sightseeing places in Velankanni?

The top sightseeing places in Velankanni are Velankanni Church, Velankanni Beach, Velankanni Church Museum, Nagapattinam, Sikkal, Handicrafts and silk.
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