Velankanni Beach


13.7/5(26 Ratings)

Velankanni Beach Overview

Ranked 2 of 19 sightseeing in Velankanni

Velankanni Beach, one of the prominent attractions of the region, is located in the Nagapattinam District. The beach is popularly known as Lourdes of the East. It is oft visited as Church of Our Lady of Health is located in the vicinity of the beach.

The beach lies on the coastline of the Bay of Bengal. Velankanni village is located towards the south of this beach and was believed to be the port for trading with various western countries such as Rome and Greece.

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Velankanni Beach

Anton Joel
30th Aug 16

What travellers are saying about Velankanni Beach

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  • Excellent 5
  • Good 3
  • Very Good 3
  • Poor 2
  • Terrible 1
  • Below Average 1
  • Average 0
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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Sunset
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  • Food available for purchaseFood available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilitiesBathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowedCamera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowedWearing of shoes/footwear allowed
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Prabhu Prabhu

Prabhu Prabhu5.0/5

1 review

Wonderful and prominent attraction

Velankanni is a wonderful and prominent attraction of region. I visited the holy church. Beach is also good. I like that fish fry and many things which were to eat.

Divya Sri

Divya Sri3.6/5

1 review

A visit to holy place and also the beach

It's a new experience for me to visit such a beautiful place in Tamilnadu. I saw sooo many people from different parts of the world came there to get a blessing from holy matha. After visiting the Church we went to Beach we had a bath there with my friends and had lot of fun.

John Felix

John Felix3.9/5

11 reviews

There are variety of food stall

If you visit the holy church, there was a place to relax at Velankanni. You can also taste lot of seafood but be careful about the hygiene factors. One more thing you can try there was the beachside shops. You will some specialist food like Puri, Halwa etc.

Johnson Gopal

Johnson Gopal4.3/5

5 reviews

Complete ambiance near the beach was awesome

We got the hotel room near the beach. The beach scene was great. The photographers with cameras, child without clothes, newly married couples, the smell of bhajji, the balloon shooting, the battalion police, every picture was stored clearly in the mind. There were ten ships on the sea. I just went for bath in the sea. We took one family photo in the beach.

Riju Stephen

Riju Stephen3.9/5

6 reviews

Overall a nice place

Velankanni is a wonderful place to visit and its beach is also reasonably good, but the rush is so high and hygiene is also not so good. But overall the place is good and can be visited with family and see the Velankanni Mata

Bhushan Kancherla

Bhushan Kancherla3.9/5

6 reviews

Good fish at sea shore

Sea shore was very clumsy, and not well maintained. The crowd was also very rowdy. You must carry towels. You can get fish fries here.

Antony thomas

Antony thomas3.9/5

2 reviews

Keep your belongings safe!

This is a very crowded beach. It is just right to stay for a short time. Be careful with your belongings and keep them safe.

S a das

S a das4.3/5

4 reviews

Clean Beach. Enjoy the Breeze

We had a bath and felt very happy. The breeze was good in the area. So relaxing indeed. I am eager to visit it again.



2 reviews

Excellent shopping and fun experiences

Excellent shops with lots of fun and food especially morning appam with coconut milk and special sea foods.

Leenus Fernando

Leenus Fernando4.3/5

4 reviews

Awesome flee market near the church

There are fish stalls near the beach and it looks wonderful at night. There is full police protection so nothing to worry. It is like a flee market where you can shop and specially it is close to the church. Must visit.

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