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St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal

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Arthunkal, Alappuzha 688 530, India
+91 478 257 2374
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A nice place to offer a prayer - Do not compare it to any other architectural masterpieces

This is a Basilica that you could combine with a trip to Marari beach. Its nice to visit during the... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2014
One of the Glorious pilgrims!!

I visited here twice in my lifetime, first in 1998 and the second in 2010. The church was renovated... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2014
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Arthunkal, Alappuzha 688 530, India
+91 478 257 2374
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Reviewed 5 October 2014

This is a Basilica that you could combine with a trip to Marari beach. Its nice to visit during the prayer time, when the locals & kids converge. Exterior stone work looks impressive.The interiors could have been preserved better.

Thank Kumaresh_sekaran
Reviewed 25 August 2014

I visited here twice in my lifetime, first in 1998 and the second in 2010. The church was renovated but the grace still remains the same. They have this unique nercha (Vow) called "Ambu nercha (Vow of Bow)" believed to fulfill all your wishes, as...More

1  Thank jayinmaryt
Reviewed 28 July 2014

St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal is a church worth visiting during perunnal (St. Sebastian's Feast festival) time and it is located in a beach so you will get best of the both worlds.

1  Thank T J
Reviewed 8 July 2014

We visited this also on the way to Cochin, its an old church and having a good ambience. Its located near by a beach.

Thank swanandGowda
Reviewed 29 May 2014

The newer church is in the front - built in stone but the insides are fairly "modern" if you will. The older church from the 1580s retains the charm of the history that it has seen is behind (and right now behind a construction facade...More

Thank Sameer S
Reviewed 24 March 2014

We visited this place yesterday that is 22nd March 2014. We were visiting Kottayam and suddenly my daughter wanted to see a beach. So nearest beach from Kottayam is Arthunkal beach. The drive is very picturesque from Kottayam, as usual when you are in Kerala....More

1  Thank Himanshu200
Reviewed 6 February 2014

Out tour guide said this was a great attraction to see, so we went. It was amazing to see, because there was a service in progress. We joined the service, and got a first hand view of the dedication to religion that Indians have. Everyone...More

1  Thank travel_guru2000
Reviewed 2 February 2014

I was taken here by some of my friends here in India.. I felt very honoured and it felt like a totally non touristy thing to do. I love crusing at ground level so to speak and this was certainly that.. We went early before...More

1  Thank SueSpencerKnight
Reviewed 27 January 2014

I am going there with my family minimum once in a year. There is lots of enjoyments, also can go and enjoy the beach near the church.

1  Thank Thomasantony
Reviewed 22 January 2014

This is St.Sebastian's Shrine at Arthinkal, & is a very famous pilgrim centre, talked about across the country. Located at Alleppey, it boasts of sceneic surroundings & water body.

1  Thank sids2610
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