One Day Chennai to Velankanni Tour by Cab

One Day Chennai to Velankanni  Tour by Cab

A significant metropolitan city, Chennai is known to be more than 369 years old offering experience for every interest. Renowned as the gateway of South India it has a myriad of sightseeing spots that includes exotic beaches, churches, mosques, temples, ancient historical monuments and informative museums.

People have been visiting the city to experience the varied holiday destinations located in its vicinity. Velankanni is a significant religious destination situated at a distance of 350 km from Chennai.

The distinguished town has been one of the country’s biggest and significant Catholic pilgrimage centres. Set on the shores of Bay of Bengal it pulls the heaviest crowd among other religious sites of the country. Lying in the Nagapattinam district, it had once been a port that opened doors for trade with countries like Rome and Greece.

It is crowded with travellers to visit the 16th century old Roman Catholic Latin Rite Shrine called the Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health. Portuguese sailors had major additions to the sacred shrine built in the 16th century.

This important historical site is visited by people of all faiths, caste, creed and religions. It is believed that the Lady of Good Health possesses miraculous powers and as such paying homage to her would relieve the devotees from their pain.

Singaravelan temple at Sikkal is a major tourist spot explored by travellers embarking on a Velankanni tour. Though the main temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, it is more famous for Singaravelan Temple that enshrines Lord Murugan. Marvel at this ancient temple listed as the 200th Lord Shiva sthalam mentioned in the script of Thevaram.

Velankanni is one of the most visited holiday destination from Chennai. Discover the iconic landmarks of the revered town with our one day Chennai to Velankanni tour by cab.

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Snapshot of 1 Day Day Chennai to Velankanni Tour Package by Car

  • Same Day Chennai to Velankanni Tour
  • Fixed Itinerary
  • Sightseeing Places Covered – Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health, Velankanni Museum, Velankanni Beach, Morning Star Church, Sikkal
  • Departs at 5:00 AM
  • Ends at 11:00 PM
  • Inclusions – Parking Charges, Driver Batta; pickup and drop service from your Chennai Hotel
  • Exclusions – Entry Fees; Lunch / All meals, Toll Gate charges

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Considered as the city of Coromandel by the Portuguese the town of Velankanni situated on the coast of Bay of Bengal is a major pilgrimage center for the Catholic community.

Dedicated to our Lady of Good Health, it is visited by more than 2 million visitors annually with the largest crowd assembling to witness the annual eleven day festival held from 29 August to 8 September.

Velankanni which means The Virgin of Velai has several interesting sightseeing spots that include the most sacred shrine, the Museum of Offerings and the exotic beach.

Board on a spiritual voyage with our one day Chennai to Velankanni tour and kick start your trip with the visit to the most famed church, the Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health. Stroll through the Church museum and learn about its history.

Take a relaxing walk along the Velankanni beach before moving to the Morning Star Church. The last destination visited during the one day trip is the ancient Singaravelan Temple.

Itinerary for One Day Chennai to Velankanni Tour Package

Pickup from your Hotel at 5:00 AM

Tourism PlacePlan to Depart By
Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health10:30 AM
Velankanni Museum11:30 AM
Velankanni Beach1:00 PM
Lunch 30 to 45 minutes. Please note that Lunch is not Complimentary and Not Included in this package. 2:00 PM
Morning Star Church3:00 PM
Sikkal3:45 PM

Drop at your Hotel by 11:00 PM

NOTE: You can visit all these places in Velankanni or remove any of the places that you don’t want to visit. However, inclusion of any other sightseeing place, except the ones mentioned below is not allowed with this Velankanni fixed itinerary package.

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What is Included in Chennai to Velankanni 1 Day Tour Package?

  • Pick and drop to your Hotel / Home in Chennai
  • Vehicle Hire for sightseeing as per the Itinerary
  • Driver Batta
  • Parking charges

What is Excluded in 1 Day Chennai to Velankanni Tour Package?

  • Entry Fee for tourist attractions in Velankanni
  • Multiple pickups (guests need to fix one place of pickup and drop)
  • Breakfast, Lunch or any meal
  • Lodging / Accommodation
  • Vehicle beyond the mentioned time duration of the tour package
  • Vehicle beyond the designated tour route
  • Toll gate charges

What to see! A Quick Guide to Velankanni Sightseeing Tour from Chennai by Taxi

Below is the list of sightseeing places included in the 1 Day Chennai to Velankanni Sightseeing tour package.

1. Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health

Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health
  • Plan to Depart by : 10:30 AM
  • Must See / Things to Do: Worship the lady of Good Health
  • Timings: 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 45 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: No Entry Fee

One of the country’s biggest Catholic pilgrimage centres is dedicated to Mother Mary popularly known as Lourdes of the East or the Lady of Good Health. Constructed in gothic style the church was built more than 600 years ago by Portuguese sailors.

It is believed that the church was founded supported with three miraculous events that includes the appearance of Mother Mary to a slumbering shepherd boy, the curing of a lame buttermilk vendor and the survival of Portuguese sailor assaulted by a violent sea storm. There have been no major evidences supporting these events.

Gaze at the inspiring church built in gothic architectural style which had several additions made by Portuguese sailors. Interior walls are beautifully decorated with paintings that showcase the story of Jesus Christ. The church was raised to the status of Basilica in 1962 by Pope John XXI and acquired the status of a Parish with Fr. Antonio de Rozario as the first Parish priest.

Pay your obeisance to Mother Mary holding baby Jesus in her hand. Devotees convey their prayers to Mother Mary seeking her blessings for good health by writing their wishes in a wish bag and tying them with a yellow string.

Once their wishes get fulfilled they remove their wish bag. Visitors would appreciate the inspiring building in white with an amazing red tiled roof and its innovative layouts.

2. Velankanni Museum

Velankanni Museum
  • Plan to Depart by : 11:30 AM
  • Must See / Things to Do: Worship Mother Mary
  • Timings: 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 45 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: No Entry Fee

One day Velankanni local sightseeing tour takes you to the informative Church Museum that displays diverse exhibits especially the offerings made by the devotees. Gaze at the ship wrecks, ancient metal wares, valuable gold and silver offerings provided by the devotees. Set next to the Church, the museum also includes the collection of biblical incidents.

Another notable display includes a cathedral made entirely by coins and hundreds of letters and rock engravings. Devotees can also go through a varied collection of religious books that are well preserved at Annai Book Centre located above the museum.

3. Velankanni Beach

Velankanni Beach
  • Plan to Depart by : 1:00 PM
  • Must See / Things to Do:Carry home unique handicraft and silk products from the shops located on both sides of the amazing beach
  • Timings: 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 45 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: No Entry Fee

Traverse along the coastal lane of the Bay of Bengal at the Velankanni beach where several devotees take a holy dip. Despite of the coastal area being badly hit by tsunami, it still has been a major place of visit at Velankanni. It is believed that the message sent through any sea reaches the shore of this mesmerizing beach. The beach itself makes for a great picnic spot.

4. Morning Star Church

Morning Star Church
  • Plan to Depart by : 3:00 PM
  • Must See / Things to Do: Karthigai Mandapam
  • Timings: 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 45 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: No Entry Fee

Move forward to another church that radiates hope and belief with our one day Velankanni local town tour. The revered Morning Star Church spans over an area of 60000 square feet accommodating more than 10000 pilgrims.

Opened by Fernando Cardinal Filoni, the prefect of the Sacred Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples the sacred shrine has two majestic 150 feet tall towers.

5. Sikkal

  • Plan to Depart by : 3:45 PM
  • Must See / Things to Do: Karthigai Mandapam
  • Timings: 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 45 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: No Entry Fee

Head out to the sacred Singaravelan Temple, as the next fascinating stop of our one day Chennai to Velankanni tour. The temple dedicated to Lord Singaravelavan, the manifestation of Lord Muruga is situated within the premises of Navaneetheswara Temple.

The main sacred shrine of Navaneethswara Temple enshrines Lord Shiva as Navaneethswara. It is considered to be an important temple as it has both Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu in the same temple.

According to legends it is at Sikkal that Lord Murugan was granted the auspicious weapon called the Vel which was used by him the next day to kill Surapadman at Tiruchendur.

Devotees visit the holy place with the belief that Singaravelavan will relieve them of their struggles as such the place has been named as Sikkal which means problems in Tamil. Another important story associated with the naming of the place is that when the holy Sivalinga was tried to be shifted from this place it could not be moved and as such the place was given the name Sikkal.

It is believed that the famed Sage Vasistha had established the Sivalinga using butter made from the milk of the divine cow called Kamadhenu. Adjacent to the main shrine we have the shrine of Lord Vishnu as Kolavaamana Perumal.

It also has three holy tanks called as Ksheera, Gaya and Lakshmi Tanks and jasmine as the Sthala Vruksham or the holy tree. Admire the beautifully carved seven tiered rajagopuram at the entrance. The Kalyana mandapam situated at the entrance is a significant architectural marvel with various magnificent paintings including the one showcasing the marriage of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.

Trip to the most sacred site with our one day Velankanni tour from Chennai is going to be a gratifying tour. The key draw for the tourists is the Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health that proffers solace and tranquillity to the visitors. Another significant treasure of the place addressed with the intriguing trip is the Singaravelan Temple. It is revered as a holy place since ancient times.

The complete one day tour of Velankanni teeming with history and culture makes for a gratifying trip. The archaeological wonders of temples and palaces delight every traveller. The religious destination has lot to offer with its rich heritage and architecture.

Come aboard the enchanting voyage into a historical as well as a spiritual world. Check out our other one day tour packages as well.

Points to Note

Guests are requested to follow the itinerary provided in the 1 Day Chennai to Velankanni tour package. This 1 day Chennai to Velankanni tour package can not be customized, however if guests prefer to visit different set of places in Velankanni and around, they can create their own itinerary and request for a custom quote from cab providers.

The Time spent on each Velankanni tourist attraction is to be followed as per the schedule. In case of delays or extended time spent at a particular place, driver or Service Provider will not be responsible to cover all the places mentioned in the itinerary.

Kindly note that if a particular Velankanni sightseeing place is closed on the scheduled day of the tour, it will not be covered from the list of sightseeing places.

Charges on Deviations, if any!

The 1 day Chennai to Velankanni tour package charges are applicable only for pick and drop from one location. If in case, there are multiple pickup and drops, there might be additional charges, please check with your cab vendor.

Additional charges will be added if in case the vehicle is held for more duration or beyond the time mentioned in this Kolkata Tour package. Also in the case of any deviation in the presented itinerary, additional charges might apply.

  • For Indica, Rs.9/km and Rs.90/hour.
  • For Indigo, Rs.12/km and Rs.100/hour.
  • For Innova, Rs.15/km and Rs.125/hour.
  • For Tempo Traveller, Rs.18/km and Rs.200/hour.
  • For Swaraz Mazda Mini Bus, Rs.20/km and Rs.300/hour.

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