Timings : Sunrise to Sunset
Time Required : 1-2 hrs
Entry Fee : No entry fee
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Vellankani Beach is one of the most scenic beaches on the Eastern coast of India. 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 neighbor Nagapattinam later. It is one of the most visited pilgrim destinations in Southern India.
The beach is very close to the Vellaiyar River where boating services are available depending on the level of the water. This river joins directly into the Bay of Bengal, making it a unique boating experience. The beach also celebrates the bountiful catch of the ocean, and numerous fresh seafood stalls serve a variety of delicacies.
The place also hosts to the needs and wants of the various pilgrims that visit. They have a variety of shops that sell various religious artifacts and souvenirs. You can also shop for a variety of local handicrafts and textiles. Velankanni beach is the ultimate beach destination and a unique experience on its own.
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