Thanjavur to Annai Vailankanni Shrine




A tour from Thanjavur to Annai Vailankanni shrine is one of the most popular tours among the tourists who come to visit Thanjavur. The tour to Annai Vailankanni shrine is particularly not missed by the tourists who have an inclination for religious structures.

The Annai Vailankanni shrine is located on the Elliot’s beach at the place called Besant Nagar in Chennai. The picturesque location of the Annai Vailankanni shrine on the Bay of Bengal shores makes this shrine all the more popular. The shrine is located at adistance of about 10 kms from Nagapattinam.

A mythical story is associated with the shrine of Annai Vailankanni. according to popular belief, Reverend P T Arulappa saw mother Mary and little Jesus ina dream. Thereafter, he established this wonderful shrine to pay homage to the Virgin mother of God.

This close association of the shrine with the international religion of Christianity makes it one of the important religious structures to all the Christians around the world. Mother Mary is often related to the concept of global unity and hence stands for peace and harmony among people belonging to different socio-cultural and religious backgrounds. Innumerable people belonging to Christianity and other religions come on a trip to the Annai Vailankanni shrine.

The closest railway station of the Annai Vailankanni shrine is located at Nagapattinam at a distance of about 10 kms from Vailankanni. The closest airport is situated at Tiruchy at a distance of around 154 kms from Vailankanni. Buses can also be availed from Chennai, Nagapattinam, Pondicherry and Madurai.



Last Updated on 06 December 2011