St. Andrew’s Basilica, Arthunkal is one of the famous pilgrim centres in South India. Though the Church is named after St. Andrew the Apostle, it is the feast of St. Sebastian that has brought fame to Arthunkal. The Christian presence in Arthunkal dates back to a very early period, to 7th Century or earlier. After the arrival of the Portuguese in Kerala, Jesuit missionaries turned their attention to Arthunkal. Read More
It was my great wish to visit this church once. Last June I could visit and that is a great treasure for me.
One of the oldest churches in Kerala, it is believed that St. George’s Church at Aruvithura in Kottayam, was accustomed by St. Thomas in the first century A.D. You are welcome to view more photos of this beautiful ancient church.
This church is around 15 mins (7.2 km) away from Bharananganam, Palai, where the Tomb of St. Alphonsa – The passion flower of Kerala is situated, and 31.6 km (app.1 hr) away from the world renowned pilgrim centre St. Mary’s Forane Church, Athirampuzha.