Tour of Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health in Velankanni from Thanjavur
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Tour of Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health in Velankanni from Thanjavur
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Tour of Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health in Velankanni from Thanjavur

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Stop At: Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health, Velankanni Centre Nagapattinam district,Tamil Nadu, Velankanni 611111 India

You will be picked up from your hotel in Thanjavur in the morning and driven to the Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health.

The origins of the church can be traced back to the mid-16th century. Three miracles were reported from the area around the Basilica - the apparition of Mary and the Christ child to a slumbering shepherd boy, the curing of a lame man and the rescue of Portuguese sailors from a violent storm. The Basilica was finally built by Portuguese sailors. Built in the Gothic style, the Basilica contains three chapels. The shrine started as a thatched chapel in the mid-sixteenth century and became a parish church in 1771 when the Catholics in India were under persecution from the Dutch. In 1962 it was granted the special status of a Minor Basilica by Pope John XIII.

Duration: 2 hours

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  • Transport by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Local English speaking guide
  • Entrance fee
  • 02 bottles of mineral water per person
  • Optional: Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health
Not included
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking.
  • Consider wearing comfortable clothes and walking shoes.
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops are allowed. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Name and gender as on passport, passport number, expiry date and country of issuance are required at time of booking. Please carry the passport on the day of the tour.
  • Children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate


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