Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health, Velankanni

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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health and many more Velankanni attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Velankanni trip itinerary planning app .
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  • We were so happy to visit this holy place. Our third visit to this holy miraculous place. It was amazing to see this church.It was a blessing we got to visit here.  more »
  • Velankanni church is one of the most famous Basilica in the name of Mother Mary. The church was built in the name of Mother Mary years back, which having some stories behind. Mary has protected and he...  more »
  • Really beautiful. though it was very heavily crowded, neatly maintained. well organized. early mornings are preferable.  more »
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  • One of the famous christian holy place in Tamil Nadu seashore. The Velankanni town is home to one of the most visited Roman catholic called "Basilica of our Lady of good Health." Good place for pilgrimage and calm environment. Churches are looks great & really marvelous Portuguese architecture. Structural renovations are in under progress.
  • Known worldwide for the Church, rightly dubbed the "Lourdes of the East". Church run lodges offer variety of rooms for the pilgrim families on 'first come first served' basis. There are plenty of private budget hotels and now upscale resorts in and around the town. However, one may not get a room during annual festival (Aug-Sep), summer vacations (Apr-May), Christmas, Easter and during long weekends. Some private hotel rooms are available on travel portals these days. Parking is free most of the places. The district headquarters Nagapattinam is just 10 kms away and well connected.
  • One of the famous Marian pilgrim center in world. Millions of people visiting every year. Beautiful Church and wonderful architecture.
  • One of the main Marian pilgrim centres of the world. People irrespective of cast creed or religion visit this Church for prayer and consolation. Well maintained surroundings. Holy place blessed with the presence of Holy Mary Mother of Jesus the incarnated God.
  • It's a great place for pilgrimage. Lots of Churches. Beautiful architecture. Plenty of hotels for stay. Many shops and restaurants available. Souvenir shops are available.

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