Top 6 Things to do in Velankanni, India

April 10, 2018 Darwin Bolte

Velankanni (Vēḷāṅkaṇṇi), is a Special Grade Panchayat Town in Nagapattinam district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It lies on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal, 350 km south of Chennai (Madras) and 12 km south of Nagapattinam.

1. Church of our Lady of Velankanni

611 111 Shrine Basilica Vailankanni | Nagapattinam District, Velankanni, India 04365 : 263 423
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4.5 based on 254 reviews

Church of our Lady of Velankanni

Reviewed By Sandamalie

Wrote a review a few minutes ago and couldn't put my name .
I am Sandamalie Fernando from Sri Lanka. The three days was great. Leon was very helpfull and obliging. Room service food location fantastic. Veera was absent but Leon made up for it. Umapathy, loganadan, Alex was very helpfull. Thank you everybody. I wrote a review earlier but couldn't put my name. So here I am writing again briefly. Will recommend the hotel to everybody. Thank you once again. See you again next year.
Sandamalie Fernando
Srilanka.

2. Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health

Velankanni Centre | Nagapattinam district,Tamil Nadu, Velankanni 611111, India
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4.5 based on 133 reviews

Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health

Reviewed By jacobt517 - Kerala, India

The visit was overdue as i had decided to visit the shrine. It's all about faith and belief. Marvel the manner in which the whole area is managed. i saw people from different faiths there either asking favours or having come to thank

3. Morning Star Church for Our Lady of Vailankanni

Nagapattinam Dt, Velankanni 611111, India +91 4365 263 584
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4.5 based on 110 reviews

Morning Star Church for Our Lady of Vailankanni

Reviewed By vin21NewDelhi_India - New Delhi, India

A trip to Velangini is naturally a journey of devotion and satisfaction for a faithful. While devotees throng the main Basilica for adoration, is an essential feature, visiting Velangini to see the evolution of new Churches/chapels/Statutes in itself is so rewarding.
Morning Star Church is a Huge Church designed artistically for devout people. It is said it can accommodate 5000+ people in its Hall. It has a very beautiful Alter and has entrance and exit points in all 4 directions. It's serene, peaceful and it's silence (when empty) can be compared to Lotus Temple of Delhi. Masses are held here as per Schedule and naturally when lots of people visit Velangini during feast times,it must be looking a quite interesting place with hustle bustle.
One must see it for its lovely tastefully architectural designing and landscaping (still under construction). Sure it stands second to main Shrine and after completion of nearby construction will attract many many more pilgrims.

4. Faith

51, Main Road, Velankanni, Velankanni 611111, India +91 4365 263 055
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4.5 based on 10 reviews

Faith

Reviewed By Ivan P - Bengaluru, India

We were all worked up to visit the Basilica of Our Lady of Velankanni from some years. We believe it is a blessing to be able to reach there as that can happen only if there is divine approval to be there.
Must visit spiritual destination.

5. Pongu Sani Temple, Thirukolikadu Road, Keeralathur, Tamil Nadu

Pongu Sani Temple,Thirukollikadu, Thirukolikadu Road, Keeralathu, Velankanni 610205, India +91 95853 82152
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Pongu Sani Temple, Thirukolikadu Road, Keeralathur, Tamil Nadu

Reviewed By amirthavkm - Coimbatore, India

This is a calm and quiet temple.Tourists visit this temple on holidays.Avoid going on holidays.Lord Agneeswarar is the main deity.Lord Sani bagavan is having a sannathi here.First worship Agneeswarar then go to Sani bagavan.To reach this temple from Mannarkudi take Mannarkudi to Thiruthurai pondi Road look for sign board indicating directions of Thirukollikadu.From the main road one has to travel 11kms of very narrow road to reach Pongu sani Temple.As the road is narrow it is not possible to overtake any vehicle and even difficult to give way for opposite vehicle.To travel this 11kms takes minimum of 30 to 45 minutes.Paid clean rest rooms are available for ladies and gents in the temple premises.

6. Velankanni Beach

Velankanni, India +91 44 6531 5613
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Velankanni Beach

Reviewed By rea2der - Coimbatore, India

I recently visited this beach with friends.This beach is located near the church and it is accessible by walk.People will visit this beach after the church to get a dip in water and belief is that the sins will fly away. Eatables are available outside the beach.Evening is the best time to hit.

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