Interesting and quiet, Velankanni is a little village concealed in the territory of Tamil Nadu, on the bank of Bay of Bengal. It is a well known Roman Catholic explorer place and is visited by a large number of aficionados for its hallowed place of ‘Our Lady of Good Health’ otherwise known as Mother Mary.Motivated by the Lourdes in France, Velankanni is otherwise called the “Lourdes of the East”. It has gotten one of the fundamental Marian asylums of the world. The distance between Dindigul to Velankanni is 250 Km. Travel time between Dindigul to Velankanni is 4 h 57 min.
In the Nagapattinam District, Tamil Nadu, India, Nagore is a town. It is situated about 12 km south of Karaikal and 5 km north of Nagapattinam. Karaikal, Tiruvarur and Mayiladuthurai are nearby cities. It has an estimated population of 45,000. The key attraction is the well-known Nagore Dargah, a respected place of all religions. Nagore is famous for tourism.
DAY WISE ITINERARY
DAY 1 – Dindigul to Velankanni (Velankanni Sightseeing)
- Pick up from Dindigul.
- Proceeding towards Velankanni.
- Hotel Check in.
- Proceed to visit Velankanni Church.
- Vellankani Beach.
- Vellankani Church museum.
- Come back to Hotel.
- Overnight stay at Hotel.
DAY 2 – Velankanni Sightseeing
- Morning Breakfast at Hotel.
- Then Proceed to visit Nagapattinam.
- A beautiful Muragan Temple dedicated to Lord Singaravelan is housed in a large complex.
- Velankanni beach is an unexpected shopper’s den. It is one of those few beaches where silk and handicrafts are sold to a large number of pilgrims who come to visit Velankanni Mata.
- Come back to Hotel.
- Overnight stay at Hotel.
DAY 3 – Velankanni to Nagore Sightseeing
- Morning Breakfast and then Check out from Hotel.
- Then Proceed towards Nagore.
- Proceed to visit Nagore Sharif Dargah Khadar vali.
- Perumal Kovil.
- Naganathar Temple Nagoor.
- Then proceed towards Dindigul.
- Finally drop at Dindigul.
WHAT ‘S INCLUDED
- We can provide stay for ( 2*, 3*, 5*, 7* )
- Solo Traveller
- Double sharing Rooms
- Suite Rooms
- Deluxe Rooms
- Royal Suite Rooms
- Home Stay (As per required )
- From Trip start to till end the Tour Guide will be take care Local Speaking Guide – ( English,Tamil,Hindi,Telugu & Malayalam ) *
- Breakfast Lunch Dinner (As per required )
- All local vehicle transport.(Dindigul to Dindigul).
Quaint and quiet, Velankanni is a little hamlet on the Bay of Bengal coast, tucked away in the state of Tamil Nadu. It is a popular Roman Catholic pilgrim centre and thousands of devotees visit it for its ‘Our Lady of Good Health’ shrine, aka Mother Mary. Inspired by France’s Lourdes, Velankanni is often referred to as the “Lourdes of the East.” It has developed into one of the world ‘s essential Marian sanctuaries.From Dindigul to Velankanni to visit so many sightseeing such as famous church,temples and Beaches etc..,
Although it is quite religiously charged, it is worth exploring Velankanni for the rich culture of colonial rule it contains. To the citizens, the Virgin Mother appeared and solved the problems they had. Appearing in front of a shepherd child, the healing of a lame buttermilk vendor and saving Portuguese traders from drowning during a storm, her visits were divided into three activities.
This gave her the name ‘Good Health Our Lady’. In Gothic architecture, the church of Our Lady of Good Health was designed and updated by the Portuguese and later further enlarged due to the influx of pilgrimages.
Although the place has a tropical climate, due to the calm and cold atmosphere that welcomes the place, many wish to visit Velankanni during the winter season, specifically from October to March. As the rest of Tamil Nadu is the hottest period in Velankanni from April to May, it is less visited during the summer. By causing humidity, the scanty rains during monsoons further aggravate the situation. The winter from November to February, therefore, is the perfect time to visit Velankanni.
More than 400 years later, from 29 August to 8 September, the eleven-day festival and celebration is still observed and attracts nearly 3 million pilgrims each year. One of the most visited holy sites in India is the Shrine of Our Lady of Vailankanni, where Hindus, Muslims and Christians from all over India gather in large numbers and worship in peace. Each year, hundreds of miracle cures are recorded.
Both Hindus and Christians have developed centuries of devotion to Mother Mary, a fusion of practises borrowing elements from both religions. The tradition of tonsuring their heads as an offering and also performing ear-boring rituals, swimming in the sea, walking on knees or rolling as a ritual in the shrine are among these.
Traditions of offering a candle in the form of the respective ailment are also common: a heart in the event of cardiac complications, a liver in the case of jaundice, lungs in the case of tuberculosis, etc. Some bring with them small gold and silver replicas of parts of the body that have been healed to donate to the church in case the illness is healed.For more details about Dindigul to Velankanni tour package please contact 9443204141,9578784466.