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St. Mary's Forane Church

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Address: Champakulam, Alappuzha, India

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Interesting church

We visited this church from our trip on the backwaters which made a good contrast between all things water bound. It is one of the oldest Catholic churches in India and is the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this church from our trip on the backwaters which made a good contrast between all things water bound. It is one of the oldest Catholic churches in India and is the mother church of most of the Catholic Syrian churches in this Allepuzah district. It is very spacious inside and is a quiet and cool place to sit... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

I have visited here just before 6 days .The church is located in Pulincunno, Alappy. If you are coming from alappuzha. You have to take a diversion to right from Pullikkuttumma Junction. Pallikkuttumma is in Alappuzha - Changanassery Highway. 3.3Kms from Pallikkuttumma to St.Mary's Forane church. It is a nice church and good atmosphere. If you want to see a... More 

Thank Deepak B
Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

St. Mary's Forane Church is a very beautiful church and I was able to view the church on a rainy day and rain added more beauty to it. It is a big church and it is on the way to Tripunithura hill palace.

Thank Arun R
Alappuzha, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

It literally at the heart of the town, despite that inside you will feel the tranquility. Very important relic of the catholic tradition is also kept in the church. It belongs to the traditional Sero Malabar (Indigenous) catholic church of Kerala which boasts of its almost 2000 year old existence and starting of the same by the baptisation of 7... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

I had to cycle 45kms just to see this church. This is somewhere in a village area however the lushy green view on the way to the churh is worth watching. It is so peaceful as there will be no traffic and no pollution. one must go to the backyard of the church for back waters

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

Its a very big and old church, was under renovation when we visited. Lot of catholic people gather to take blessings.

Thank Captni3
Kochi (Cochin), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

One of the oldest church in India which is believed to have constructed in AD 427 is a feast for archeologists. The artifacts found there along with the rock inscriptions and rock cross will prove the period in which the church was built. The Church also known as "Valiya Palli" is by the side of the Alleppy back waters and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

St Marys church is in the heart of Alapuzha. Good architectural design that dates back to centuries. Must place to visit if you have historians heart.

Thank Nidhin G
Bhilai, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

One of the oldest churches of Kerala, St Mary's Church is one of the seven established by St Thomas. The annual feast of church falls on 3rd Sunday of October every year. whereas the feast of St George is celebrated on 19th of March. The church has a special place in the heart of Christian community & is thronged by... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

church is bang on canal hence easily accessible, it is good architecture wise and also cater few local handicraft shop around the vicinity...

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