St. Andrews Forane Church

Arthunkal is one of the famous pilgrimage town of Kerala. St. Andrew’s Forane Church is located in Arthunkal Alappuzha District of Kerala India. The church is dedicated to patron Saint Sebastian. Arthunkal St Andrews Forane Church, the first Parish of the Diocese of Alleppey has been elevated to the status of Basilica on 9 July 2010. The church was built by Portuguese in 16th century. In 1647, the idol of St. Sebastian, struck with arrows all over his bleeding body sculptured in Milan, was brought and placed in the Arthunkal church. The annual feast of 10 days of the patron Saint Sebastian is celebrated in January every year.

How To Reach

By AirCochin International Airport is located about 85 km from Alappuzha is the nearest airport.

By Train– Cherthala Railway Station is the nearest railway station 14km from Alappuzha.

By Road– Alapuzzha is well connected to the cities of Kerala. There are various buses from many cities of Kerala operated by KSRTC and private operators.

St. Andrew’s Forane Church

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