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Temperature :
Summer: 36-28C
Winter: 29-21C

Best Season :
Throughout year

Clothing :
Tropical

Languages spoken :
Tamil and English

STD Code:
04365

Tourist Office:
Tamil Nadu Tourism Complex
No.2, Wallajah Road
Chennai - 600 002
E-Mail Id: [email protected]
Tel:-044-25368358
Mobile:-9176995863


altVelankanni is one of the most visited pilgrim centers in India. It is a town situated on the shores of Bay of Bengal, fourteen kilometers from Nagapattinam. This renowned Basilica of Our Lady of Health draws pilgrims from all over the world. Not only Christians but also the people of other faiths come to this church to pray at the shrine of “Our Lady of Health.’’

This Basilica has been extended at the back of the original church and it has now two floors, where services are held every day. The Gothic style of architecture is a unique feature of the Church. The church itself is an imposing building with inspiring architecture.

The Museum situated opposite to the Basilica has a very rich variety of exhibits that tell of the numerous miracles that have taken place, after praying in this church. The precious offerings made by the devotees are on display here. Biblical incidents are depicted on both sidewalls.
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