Kovalam to Vettukad Church

Kovalam to Vettukad Church is a choice of many holiday makers when they are to decide from a host of weekend getaways from Kovalam. The Vettukad Church is also known as the Madre De Deus Church and is specially renowned among the tourists for the 'Feast Of Christ, The King' celebration. This church was re - established in its present form in 1934 under the supervision of St. Francis Xavier. Here Christ the King blesses with all his love and compassion and believed to have miraculous power over his devotees.

The 'Feast Of Christ, The King' celebration lasts for 10 days on the final day of which the grand feast takes place. It is celebrated on the last Sunday of the liturgical year corresponding to the 3rd Sunday of November every year. During these ten days, a plethora of religious rites are performed all through day. The second last day sees a procession with the image of Christ the King that goes round the entire parish. A high mass, sermons, and the benediction marks the final day that experiences a spill of around 50,000 devotees.

The nearest railway station to Vettukad Church is Thiruvananthapuram central at about 7 km. Thiruvananthapuram International Airport is about 3 km. from Vettukad Church. The KSRTC provide special services to Vettukad Church on the last three days of the festival when Express trains stop for one minute at the nearby Kochuveli station. Buses and hired cars regularly ply from Kovalam to Vettukad Church and weekends are particularly filled with tourists.

Last Updated on 9/15/2011