23 December 2016
Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health, Velankanni 22.1.2013
Velankanni, is a panchayat town in Nagapattinam district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It lies on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal, 350 km south of Chennai (Madras) and 12 km south of Nagapattinam.
The town is home to a significant Roman Catholic Latin Rite shrine called the Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health.
Velankanni has been chosen as one of the heritage cities for HRIDAY - Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana scheme of Government of India.