Arthunkal Church Elevated to Basilica
Arthunkal St. Andrews forane church has been elevated to Basilica. Arthunkal St. Andrews Forane church is a famous pilgrimage center of St. Sebastian. Arthunkal is located at a distance of 22 Km from Alleppey and at a distance of around 8Km from Cherthala. It is a small sea side village. Arthunkal St. Andrews Church celebrates the feast of St. Sebastian in the month of January every year. The most important feast day is the 20th of January.
Arthunkal Church elevated to the status of Basilica on the 9th of July 2010. It is the first Basilica of Alleppey diocese and the 7th Basilica in Kerala. The upgrade to Basilica is an important mile stone in the history of Arthunkal church. It was the first parish in Alleppey diocese.
The feast of St. Sebastian attracts lots of tourists from all parts of the world, not just Christian devotees. Arthunkal is an important tourist destination in Alleppey en route the coastal road to Kochi. The scenic beauty of villages on the shores of calm Arabian sea will adore the minds of travelers. Through a tour of the coastal route, you can experience the charm of village life in all its purity. You can enjoy local delicacies offered by the local restaurants here. On the coastal route from Alleppey to Kochi, there are famous resorts like Marari Beach Resorts from the CGH Earth Group.