Velankanni Distance


Devotion to Our Lady of Good Health of Velankanni can be traced back to the mid-16th century, attributed to three separate miracles believed by devotees to have been worked at the site: the apparition of Blessed Mary and the Christ Child to a slumbering shepherd boy, the healing of a handicapped buttermilk vendor, and .

Is Pondicherry is near to Velankanni?

The minimum time taken by a cab from Puducherry is 3h 57m. The cheapest way to reach from Puducherry to Velankanni is cab to Chennai, then bus to Velankanni and takes 10h 12m. The fastest way to reach from Puducherry to Velankanni is cab to Velankanni and takes 3h 57m.

How do I travel to Velankanni?

Velankanni is a bit difficult to reach as it can be reached by road only. The nearest airport is in Tiruchirapalli and the nearest railway station is in Nagapattinam. You have to hire a taxi or hop on a bus to reach Velankanni from these towns.

How to reach Velankanni by air?

By Air. Closest airport is in Trichy or Tiruchirapalli that lies at a distance of 153 kilometres from Velankanni. Major international airport is Chennai airport which is 312 kilometres.

Is Velankanni in Kanyakumari?

Velankanni (V¸·¹…ka¹‡¹‡i), 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), 12 km south of Nagapattinam, and 33 km southeast of Thiruvarur.

Why is Velankanni famous?

Known as the ‘Lourdes of the East’, the Velankanni Church is one of the most revered pilgrimages for Catholics in India. The story of the church dates back to 16th or 17th century, when Mother Mary is believed to have appeared in this small village, with infant Jesus in her hands.

Why is Nagapattinam famous?

Nagapattinam is one of the oldest port cities of Chola empire. It was called as ‘Naval Pattinam’- The city of ships. During 1620 AD, a Danish settlement was established at Tharangambadi in this district.

What is special in Velankanni?

A small hamlet in Tamil Nadu, Velankanni is a popular pilgrim center, especially renowned for the Church of Mother Mary. As a great number of pilgrims turn up here, like Lourdes in France, Velankanni is nicknamed as Lourdes of the East. Velankanni is also famous for its delicate handlooms and silk.

Is Ola available in Velankanni?

Tourist can also hire ola cab, meru cab, savaari taxi service to travel in and around Velankanni.

Is Velankanni opened?

“We have opened the Main Shrine Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health. We have also opened the Upper Rear Church and lodges under the church management. We are conducting services in the Church by maintaining social distancing,” said Fr AMA Prabakar, Rector of the Shrine Basilica.


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