beach of Tamil Nadu is located at Tamil Nadu
India. Velankanni beach is 350 kilometers away
from Chennai. Sobriquet name of this beach is
Lourdes of the
East as both the
places experience a large number of pilgrims
on an annual basis.
There are a couple of festivals that go on in
the months of August and September. These are
major tourist attractions of this Beach. A
major tourist attraction of Velankanni beach
is the Velankanni Church of our Lady of
This beach is small hamlet on the sandy shore
of the Bay of Bengal. Towards the south of the
Velankanni village flows a small tributary of
the Cauvery River.
The sacred place
was once a port and people of this region
traded with countries like Rome and Greece,
which was the ancient commercial center of the
It is a center of pilgrimage for Catholic
Christians in Tamil Nadu. It is visited on a
regular basis by people from various faiths
apart from Christianity.