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Vallarpadam Church, Kochi (Cochin)

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Admire an impressive white baroque façade of Vallarpadam Church, a major pilgrimage center for Christians built on a lake island. Originally built in 1524 by the Portuguese and then destroyed by the Dutch, the present-day structure dates to 1676 featuring impressive square-based six story twin towers overlooking the Vembanad Lake. The basilica houses a picture of Mary and Jesus above the altar brought by Vasco De Gama as well as a shrine with a picturesque statue of Virgin Mary, locally known as Vallarpadathamma, carrying a toddler Jesus. Climb the steps leading to the top of one of the towers to get a panoramic view. By using our Kochi (Cochin) vacation generator, you can arrange your visit to Vallarpadam Church and other attractions in Kochi (Cochin).
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  • This was my first stop upon visiting this beautiful country-side of India. The pilgrims who visited were very humble and prayerful. It is the custom here to remove your shoes upon entering the Churche...  more »
  • it is really good to visit this place neatly maintained well behaved civilised society and gentry come there for visit as well as preyer .. one can visit here without any planning 
  • I visited here with my church friends . that is not the first time but when ever we visit we felt like that it is first time. And we never feel to come back. So many status are their in front of the c...  more »