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5 Churches to explore in Tamil Nadu

Home to historic buildings, multi pilgrimage sites, hill stations, cultural arts, and three world heritage sites.

Basilica of Our Lady of Good HealthVelankanni, Nagapattinam, Tamil Nadu 611111, India

This is a world-famous Mariyan shrine located in the small town of Velankanni. The origin of this church can be traced back to the 16th century and there is so much miracle histories to say.

Basilica Of Our Lady Of The SnowPlot No.41, Beach Road, Tuticorin, Matha Koil, Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu 628001, India

One of the Catholic pilgrimage centers in India which is dedicated to the Lady of snows, a title given to St Mary. The Shrine name refers to the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome.

Elakurichi shrineElakurichi, Tamil Nadu 621715, India

Called as Adaikalamatha shrine. This is a catholic pilgrimage center dedicated to the Virgin Mary.

Santhome basilica churchMarina Beach Road, Marina Beach, Triplicane, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600005, India

It is a Roman Catholic minor basilica in the Santhome city of Chennai which was built in16 th century by Portuguese explorers.

St. Thomas Mount National ShrineNear Guindy Kathipara, Parangi Malai, St Thomas Mount, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600016, India

A small hillock in the Chennai city. The ancient Syrian church community of India traces the origin of their church here.