St. Mary’s Forane Church

About St. Mary’s Forane Church:

St. Mary Forane Church, also known as Champakulam Kalloorkad St. Mary’s Basilica, is one of the oldest Christian churches in India. It is the mother church of almost all the Catholic Syrian churches in the Alleppey district. It is the first one under the church at Niranam, which is believed to have been founded by St. Thomas the Apostle.

St. Mary’s Forane Church is a pearly white building. It has played an essential role in the history of Indian Christians, specifically South Indian Christians. The church architecture reeks of royal magnificence as it combines elements from the Portuguese and Syrian Christian cultures.

The church has a peaceful atmosphere with the backwaters close by.
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A place of worship and Ancient place
Best Time to Visit: December, January, Winter, February, March, Spring, April, May, June, July, Summer, August, September, Autumn, October, November, Monsoon
Location: Champakulam, Kerala, India

How to Reach There:

Airport: Cochin International Airport

The nearest Airport Cochin International Airport. We need to take an private vehicle the distance between Cochin International Airport to St. Mary’s Forane Church is 98.1Kms

Bus Stand: Alappuzha KSRTC Bus Stand

The nearest Bus Stand is Alappuzha Bus Stand . We need to take an private vehicle the distance between Alappuzha Bus Stand to St. Mary’s Forane Church   is 15.2Kms

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