Vallarpadam Basilica - Things to Know Before Visiting
National Shrine Basilica of Our Lady of Ransom, Vallarpadam, Kochi, Kerala 682504, India
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About Vallarpadam Basilica
Vallarpadam Basilica (National Shrine Basilica of Our Lady of Ransom, Vallarpadam) is a major Christian pilgrim center of India. Around one million people visit the Basilica every year, it is the most important Marian Shrine in India. The picture of Mary and Infant Jesus at the top of the main altar was brought by Portuguese merchants under the leadership of Vasco Da Gama in 1524. The two towers has viewing decks that is open to visitors as well.
Attractions Near Vallarpadam Basilica
Nesting ground for migratory birds and supports many types of mangroves. Located in the center of Kochi city, it houses a shallow tidal lake connected with Kochi backwaters by a canal.
Major hangout place in Kochi . Popular site for shopping, urban walk and street food.
The 500 year old Church which was the burial place of Vasco da Gama, the first European to enter India.
The 500 year old Basilica that hosts the relic of The Holy Cross of Jesus Christ.
Traditional arts center presenting masked Kathakali dance shows classical musical nights & martial arts. They have daily Kathakali shows in the evening, the show takes around two hours. The show is usually followed by differnt kinds of art form presentations in alternating days.
Every second year, Cochin welcomes Biennale- promoting art, culture and education activities created and curated by artists from different parts of the world.
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Forts, backwaters, museums- the financial hub of Kerala.