Basilica of St. Mary, Champakulam, is a renowned Forane Church located in the district of Alleppey. This church is one amid the oldest churches in India as it was erected in the year 427 AD by St. Thomas-the apostle. The ancient scriptures and carvings on the exterior walls of this church narrate the tales from the bygone times when it was being constructed. This pious shrine is a major tourist attraction in Alleppey and draws hundreds of devotees as well as tourists that visit Alleppey.
It Is Known For:-
1. The feast of Mother Mary/ Marian Apparition
2. Commemoration of the death of St. Joseph
3. St. Mary’s Theological Center
Best Time To Visit:-
The best time to visit Basilica of St. Mary is during the festival season. Christmas, Easter, and Good Friday are the prime highlights that attract the devotees and visitors. During these occasions, Basilica of St. Mary is festooned exquisitely. Being a participant in the mass prayers, especially on the occasion of Christmas is an experience that a person shouldn't miss.
Being a renowned place in Chmpakulam, a visitor can reach Basilica of St. Mary without any hassle. It located on the eastern side of Champakulam bus stand.
You can reach there by:-
Roadways- 15 km drive from the town of Alleppey.
Waterways - Frequent jetty services are available to cross Pampa River and reach this church
Nearest Railway station - Alleppey
Nearest Airport - Nedumbassery Airport
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