Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health, Velankanni

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Must see · Religious Site · Tourist Spot
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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  • Best prayer service, lovely and clam place for prayers. Do visit when you visit Velankanni Madha Church.  more »
  • We stayed at Velankini to visit Point Calimere sanctuary. We visited the Basilica as we had time at hand. Little from point of architecture, but the markets and food stalls around Basilica were a...  more »
  • Feeling Blessed to visit the place. The Kneel Down walk given me the fight back of life. The every step the knee takes on those sands under heated sun motivates a lot. The 1500 MTR kneel down walk brought in me the Peace. Willing to visit every year.
  • One of the Historic and powerful basilica. The shrine have calm and divine atomosphere. Every wishes will be accomplished if you come here and pray with faith. This is one of the beautiful church. We feel peace of mind here. Well maintained pilgrim place. Every day little crowded
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