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Pilgrimage to Velankanni - 04 Day

Itinerary

Day 01
Meeting and assistance on arrival at Trichy airport in the morning. Then transfer to Velankanni and On arrival there transfer to Hotel.

Afternoon visit to Church Complex.

Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 02

Velankanni is very famous for its Marian church known as "Shrine Basilica of Lady of Health". Thousands of people from all around India and World visit this place and hence is known as "Mecca of Christians" and "Lourdes of the East". There are a number of churches and other buildings in the Basilica complex and on one side it is flanked by Bay of Bengal sea.

Brief History of Velankanni Basilica Church
The history of Velankanni goes back as far as 16th century. According to legends, Mother Mary appeared twice to milk boys during this period. There are churches on both these places (inside Basilica complex). In the first appearance, Mother Mary asked for milk from a boy. Boy gave milk to mother and later it was found that the milk pot is still full. This place is known as "Our Ladys Tank". In the second appearance, Mother Mary cured a crippled boy. There is a small church at this place now.

The third miracle happened sometime during seventeenth century and probably it was this miracle which caused rapid expansion of Velankanni church. A Portuguese ship going from Macao in China to Colombo was caught in a violent storm. The sailors prayed to Mother Mary for protection. It is said that the ship landed in Velankanni and as an offering sailors built a church at the seaside. In subsequent visits, Portuguese continued to build and expand the church complex.

In 1962, Pope John XXIII granted Minor Basilica status to Velankanni church. The first bishop of Thanjavur, R.A. Sundaram was behind this decision. A new church extension modeled after the Lady of Lourdes was soon built.

Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 03

Breakfast at hotel.
Day at leasure in Velankanni
Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 04

Morning transfer to the airport for departure flight to Colombo.

Pilgrimage Ends

The sequences of visits are subject to change.


Price of Pilgrimage

SHARING TWIN
Rs 65,000/- per person
SINGLE ROOM
Rs 85,000/-  per person
TRIPLE ROOM
Rs 65,000/-per person
CHILD BETWEEN 2 - 12 YRS
Rs 59,000/- per child


PILGRIMAGE PRICE INCLUDES
• Economy Class Return Air Fare.
• Tips for the Guides, Drivers, Hotel staff & Airport Representative.
• Travel Insurance Policy (Coverage: US $ 75,000/age up to 70 years/ Subject to conditions as per the Insurance Policy/Company)
• Star Class Hotel Accommodation in India as per the itinerary.
•  Breakfast and Dinner as mentioned in the itinerary.
•  Arrival/Departure/Transfers and Sightseeing in India A/C Coach as per the itinerary.
•  Airport taxes in Sri Lanka.
•  Entrance fees for all visits as mentioned in the itinerary.

PILGRIMAGE PRICE EXCLUDES
• 
Visa fee for India
• Travel Insurance Policy-Additional surcharge of Rs. 8,500 will apply to pilgrims between age 70-85 years
• Lunch
• Transportation to/from Colombo Airport
• Beverages during the meals / Laundry
• Excess baggage charges
• Liquor
Laundry
• Expenses of a personal nature
• Any monument entrance fee.
• Camera/video entrance fees 

Full Payment of Rs. 65,000/-  to be made at the time of booking
for a Confirmed Reservation.*

 

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