Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health, Velankanni

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Admire ornate white façade and tall red tiled roof of Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health, a Gothic style church and home to one of the largest Roman-Catholic pilgrimage centers in the region. Popularly known as “Lourdes of the East”, the basilica is believed to perform wonders like protection from tsunamis and rescue from rough seas. Consecrated in 1962 by the Pope at the site of the original shrine built by Portuguese sailors in mid-16th century, the basilica boasts an annual visit of 3 million devotees. The basilica has three chapels and a small museum. Light a candle, get rosary beads and pray for the souls of your beloved ones. Add Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health to your Velankanni travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Velankanni vacation builder.
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  • Visited the shrine in June 2017. The shrine has been renovated beautifully and there is so much to see in and around the place. I am so glad that I booked to stay in velankanni for 3 nights as it gave...  more »
  • This is the first time I am visiting this excellent place of worship, though i am an HINDU. Devotees of various religions pray here as there is no restriction which is found in the hindu temples. The ...  more »
  • It is one of the good example for the nice architect. As most of the them loved white, the outlook is awesome. If you want to spare more time, plan normal days when no festival crossing.  more »
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  • Beautiful place with wonderful architecture Where God is present in each n every minute thing Mass starts from morning till late evening in all languages Please try to avoid visiting vellankani during May to August it's very hot this month's Temperature goes nearly to 40 degree Celsius.... Best time is to visit during winter season.... #peace#once in a lifetime must visit destination#
  • Was so happy and excited to visit this place. Brought back all the memories of my young age when i studied in christian mission schools. Even today i remember the song they taught me in my 1st std Our Father Thou Art in Heaven Thy Kingdom Come Thy will be done on Earth, As it is in Heaven, Gives us this day our daily bread, .......... Very nice place, but too crowded and too dirty also. Normally christians are neat and clean but this place kind of surprised me. But it was wonderful to visit a holy place, we lit candles, said our prayers. Worth a visit.
  • The Roman Catholic Basillica is located in Velankanni, Tamil Nadu and is also nicknamed the ‘ Lourdes of the East’. Several reports of supposed miracles have been attributed to this place, especially during the 16th century making it a major pilgrimage center for the Christians in India. The church is built with a remarkable gothic architecture, which was only added during the 20th century.
  • Good place, good scenery, churches and it's construction are really mesmerizing But the problem is of water, because even the tap water over there is salty And other problem is of electricity Rest all is ok
  • A good place to visit.bt in functions time this place is totally changed. So if u want to visit this place better u come in normal days. Then only u feel the peace, otherwise its little difficult.