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Church of our Lady of Velankanni

611 111 Shrine Basilica Vailankanni | Nagapattinam District, Velankanni, India
04365 : 263 423
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3-Night Tour of Great Cholas Dynasty with Church of our Lady of Velankanni from...
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
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“holy place” (22 reviews)
“peaceful place” (11 reviews)
“tamil nadu” (15 reviews)
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611 111 Shrine Basilica Vailankanni | Nagapattinam District, Velankanni, India
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04365 : 263 423
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"holy place"
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"peaceful place"
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"tamil nadu"
in 15 reviews
"inner peace"
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"visit this place"
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"makes you feel"
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"divine experience"
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"tasty food"
in 3 reviews
"sea storm"
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"nice experience"
in 3 reviews
"divine place"
in 3 reviews
"south india"
in 8 reviews
"holy water"
in 6 reviews
"portuguese sailors"
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"bay of bengal"
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"gothic style"
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"pilgrimage centre"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

An old pilgrimage centre for Christians and people from other faiths. Presently undergoing renovation. However, the place lacks cleanliness and discipline due to the rush and crowd. But church authorities can bring order for entry and exit.

Thank Mohan2013
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting place to visit, beware lots of walking to do. Pilgrims everywhere, and seems to be a little commercialised now with asking for donations for everything. Lots of history behind the multiple churches and shrines.

Thank albertsebastian
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Reviewed 18 May 2018

A well known place for Catholics and similar beliefs. Must visit once in a life time irrespective of your religion. Needs at least two days to spend and explore this Holy, Cool and Calm Place. Proper Tamil food is available here for a lower price.

Thank KaitanF
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Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

In my thoughts, if you ever go to Velankanni, please go to the church so that your spiritual energy gets recharged and you can become one of the children of our Mother Mary.

1  Thank kiranchris
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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

If you have the faith you will receive all what you ask. Very Miraculous Church. We can do excellent confession and be clean souls when you leave.

1  Thank Sanjeewa A
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

India's Most peoples visited place that one is Velankanni, Best fit for Family. Tasty food, location is excellent,room is clean and neat. Staff behavior is good.

2  Thank Amal M
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Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

Such a nice experience with my family. First time pilgrimage to the church. Church premises is neat and clean.Visiting this church is a gift to us. Bit crowded but a peaceful place.

1  Thank JerlineJoshna
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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

Best fit for Family. Tasty food, location is excellent,room is clean and neat. Staff behavior is good. 24 hours hot water, Breakfast is free.

1  Thank Micx7
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

This internationally renowned Basilica is currently undergoing renovation of some of its spires. But the interior is amazing. In spite of the scores of people moving in and out, there's a feeling of serenity and peace as you approach the pulpit. It instills an instant...More

1  Thank Tripman238
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Located around 25 Km (approximately 45 min) from Karaikkal town (Pondicherry State). Generally known as Velankanni Church, located very close to Bay of Bengal. This place is very developed. You may get parking place, accommodation and eateries.

Thank SachuChachu
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21 December 2017|
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Response from Hilarian_Felix | Reviewed this property |
taxi counter is not inside the Airport it is outside the airport, just as you walk out of the main entrance of the airport you will see prepaid taxi counter and cab operators counter.
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Roger D
18 December 2017|
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Response from Samueljebaraj24 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There is a Taxi booth available in Trichy Airport, lot of taxi available there. you can hire from airport to velankanni,it about 156km takes 3hours to reach velankanni. Happy journey.
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anupam b
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Response from Rohit S | Reviewed this property |
So many have responded and I add on to it. By Road - Personal cab - in case you wish to spend more. It is a 9 hour drive. Book it online. Also, by Bus - Overnight journey from Chennai. By Train, convenient and daily... More
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