We organize a Church tour of south India for the tourists arriving from all parts of the world. Itinerary features Churches tour to the cities of Kerala and Tamilnadu particularly. These Churches are not only famous for their symbolical and religious importance, but some of them are popular tourist destinations too. India has many religions, and people are getting more liberal about their faith; hence shrines of all faith hold equal importance in terms of historical and architectural reference in India. Due to the advent of British, Dutch, Italian, and Portuguese Christians during colonial rule, most of them settled across the South Indian states such as Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, and Tamilnadu. Churches mentioned in the itinerary are known for their historical significance and illustrating the impression of colonial architecture in their construction and design. So book & enjoy this unique and magnificent Church tour with us.
Duration : 14 Nights / 15 Days
Destination Covered : CALICUT - THRISSUR - MALAYATTOR – COCHIN - PALA- KOTTAYAM - TRIVANDRUM – KANYAKUMARI - TRICHY – VELANKANNI - PONDICHERRY – CHENNAI
DAY 01 : ARRIVE CALICUT
Upon arrival in Calicut, you are met and transferred to your pre-booked hotel. If time permits, proceed to see the Mother of God Cathedral, St Antony’s Syro, Fathima Matha Chruch, and Infant Jesus Chruch. Overnight stay at Hotel.
DAY 02 : CALICUT
Full day tour visiting and prayer at Bethany Retreate center. After the prayer in the evening, return to hotel. Overnight stay at Hotel
DAY 03 : CALICUT - THRISSUR 112 KMS 04 HOURS DRIVE
Morning after breakfast, drive to Thrissur. On arrival, check-in at a pre-booked hotel. Later proceed to visit Our Lady of Dolours Basilica, St. Thomas Chruch, Our Lady of Lourdes Metropolitan Cathedral, St.Antony’s Forane Syro Malabar Chruch, Martha Mariyam Chal dean Syrian Cathedral, etc. Overnight stay at Hotel.
DAY 04 : THRISSUR – MALAYATTOOR – COCHIN 112 KMS 04 HOURS DRIVE
Morning proceeds to Malayattoor to visit Saint Thomas Church and later drive to Cochin. On arrival in Cochin, check-in at the pre-booked Hotel. In the afternoon, visit The National Shrine Basilica of Our Lady of Ransom, Vallarpadam. Evening backwater trip at Cochin. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 05 : COCHIN
Morning proceed to visit St. Francis Church, originally built in 1503 is one of the oldest European churches, Santa Cruz Basilica, St. George's Syro Malabar Forane, Arthunkal st. Sebastian Chruch, Jewish Synagogue and Mattancherry Palace, etc. Overnight stay at Hotel.
DAY 06 : COCHIN – PALA - KOTTAYAM 65 KMS 02 HOURS DRIVE
Morning drive to Pala to visit St. Alphonsa shrine Church & Pilgrim Center and later proceed to Kottayam to visit the Immaculate Heart of Mary Cathedral Vimalagiri, St. Mary’s Church, St. Antony’s Roman Catholic Church, etc. The evening after prayer, return to the hotel. Overnight stay at Hotel.
DAY 07 : KOTTAYAM – TRIVANDRUM 150 KMS 04 HOURS DRIVE
Morning drive to Trivandrum. On arrival, check in at Hotel. Later visit to the St. Joseph Metropolitan Cathedral and Christ King Vettukadu. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 08 : TRIVANDRUM
Full day visit to Bethsaïda center. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 09 : TRIVANDRUM – KANYAKUMARI 96 KMS 03 HOURS DRIVE
Morning after visit of Bethsaïda center, drive to Kanyakumari. On arrival, check in at your pre-booked hotel. Evening visit Sun set Point. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 10 : KANYAKUMARI - TRICHY BY OVERNIGHT TRAIN ANATHAPURI EXPRESS DEP 18.00 HRS
Morning proceed to visit Crown Agro Peat and Our Lady of Ransom Church. Evening transfer to Railway station to board train for Trichy. Overnight on board .
DAY 11 : ARRIVE TRICHY 01.50 HRS (BY OVERNIGHT TRAIN) - VELANKANNI 150 KMS 04 HOURS DRIVE
On arrival at the train station, you are met and driven to Velankanni. On arrival in Velankanni, check-in at a pre-booked hotel. After freshen-up, proceed to visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Vailankanni. Overnight stay at Hotel.
DAY 12 : VELANKANNI - PONDICHERRY 160 KMS 05 HOURS DRIVE
Morning after breakfast, go for prayers and later drive to Pondicherry. On arrival in Pondicherry, check in at Hotel. Evening visit the White Town and French Colonies. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 13 : VELANKANNI - PONDICHERRY 160 KMS 05 HOURS DRIVE
Full day church tour visiting Our Lady of Angel Church, Our Lady of Victory Church, The Sacred Heart of Basilica, Immaculate Conception Cathedral, St. Andrew's Church. Overnight at Hotel
DAY 14: PONDICHERRY – CHENNAI BY ROAD 160 KMS 04 HOURS DRIVE
Morning drive to Chennai. On arrival, check-in at Hotel. Afternoon visits The Saint Thome Basilica – Tomb of St. Thomas, Our Lady of Light Shrine, Armenian Church and St. Andrew’s Church, etc. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 15: LEAVE CHENNAI
Morning drive to Chennai. On arrival, check-in at Hotel. Afternoon visits The Saint Thome Basilica – Tomb of St. Thomas, Our Lady of Light Shrine, Armenian Church and St. Andrew’s Church, etc. Overnight at Hotel. Overnight at Hotel.