HOW TO GET THERE
Velankanni is well connected by road. Most devotees reach Velankanni by road passing through Tamilnadu, Kerala, Karnataka or Andhra Pradesh. The highways connecting cities with Velankanni are reasonably good and well maintained.
Velankanni is connected by buses to all the major towns and cities in Tamilnadu and also connected to cities in Bombay,Goa,Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Regular luxury tourist buses operate between Velankanni and many major cities in South India.
Now the Velankanni has got its own railway station and can be reached via Nagapattinam,Chennai and Trichy
Nearest airport to Velankanni is at Tiruchirapalli at a distance of about 165 km. It is well connected to Chennai Airport by regular flights. Taxi services are available from Tiruchirappalli to Velankanni.
For a tour to Velankanni, the best time to visit is in the months of August - September. Velankanni festival is celebrated every year from August 29 to September 8. On August 29 a huge procession of devotees make their way to the church. The impressive flag hoisting ceremony marks the beginning of the festival.
The weather during this time is also quite pleasant, hovering between 25 degrees and 30 degrees.
As far as attire is concerned light cotton clothes are the ideal wear round the year.
As Velankanni has a fabulous beach, visitors must remember to carry their swimming gear to add pleasure to their trip