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Velankanni Beach

Address: Velankanni, India
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Ranked #4 of 4 Attractions in Velankanni
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Very dirty beach with lot of hawkers trying to sell unsafe and unhygienic food. Crowded lane with cow dung all over

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Doha, Qatar
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53 reviews 53 reviews
14 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Velankanni beach is famous as the Church of Our Lady of Health is located in the vicinity of the beach. Swimmers got to be cautious as I have noticed that the sea is generally rough. Beach is so crowded and not so tidy also. Generally, people who visit the church come to the beach for a short break.

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Kollam, India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Beware if u r alone bcoz the security is not there on the beach to save from snatchers...as police is helpless

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

The beach here is very near to the churches, walking distance for 5 mins. But there is nothing special here, crowded, just like any other beach. But when you visit all the churches, it's worth taking a rest in beach during evening.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

LIKED - fresh fish fries at the beach are recommended for those with an appetite for street food. Children can anyways have fun on a beach.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Over crowded with lot of pushing and shoving. Stalls serving fresh-out-of-the-sea sea-food. A pure sensory overload and must-have.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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138 reviews 138 reviews
77 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Not a clean beach as one would expect as it near the church. Lots of mobile shops with fishy odour all around as the fish dishes are prepared right on the beach. I was here when it was raining, the rain created havoc with unpleasant experience. Swimming is dangerous here and there are no life guards or securities to prevent... More 

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Kodaikanal, India
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94 reviews 94 reviews
57 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Velankanni Beach, one of the prominent attractions of the region, is located in the Nagapattinam District. The beach is popularly known as Lourdes of the East. It is oft visited as Church of Our Lady of Health is located in the vicinity of the beach. The beach lies on the coastline of the Bay of Bengal. Velankanni village is located... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The beach in Vailankanni gets crowded in the evening with lots of vendors. Of course if one enjoys the local cuisine and chai, it is good to pass your time sitting on the beach. The sea is rough and swimming is out of the question. One can dip one's feet only and enjoy the cool evening breeze.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I have fond memories of this beach. I used to visit Velankanni every year with my parents and would love to be at the beach all day......I was sad to see its state on my most recent visit after a gap of many years. The sand itself is a lot darker than before. You will not find a clean stretch... More 

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