Velankanni, known for the divine Roman Catholic shrine of Our Lady of Good Health, is a small district in the state of Tamil Nadu. The Church by itself is an attraction in Velankanni and people from all over the country and the world comes to pray here for good health and prosperity. Every year the town gears up for the annual festival that is held in the months of August –September and that is when people from all over congregate here for the festival.
This festival period is usually when people look out to travel and since the redBus has started its operations to Velankanni, there is a surge in the people traveling by redBus to Velankanni. Velankanni is well connected by the network of redBus destinations and there are many of their buses that travel to and from Velankanni. The buses from Velankanni to Bangalore
, Velankanni to Coimbatore
, and Velankanni to Kochi are made available for people to travel to and from Velankanni to enable them to attend the festival at Velankanni as well as at other times. There are various facilities offered like easy payment options, comfortable seating arrangements, movies, reading light for the avid reader and other facilities when traveling on the redBus to and from Velankanni.
The divine Roman Catholic shrine of Our Lady of Good Health is one of the most famous and popular tourist attractions outside the place. A whole day can be spent just visiting the shrine and appreciating the intricacies of the architectural wonder of the church.