Onam is considered one of the biggest and most awaited festivals in Kerala. Known as the harvest festival, people of all communities come together to celebrate the day with enthusiasm and joy.
The Velankanni Church Annual festival starts on August 29 with the hoisting of the church flag and would end on September 8. Lakhs of devotees are expected to offer their prayers at the Basilica Our Lady of Health located in Velankanni – a small town in Nagapattinam district in Tamil Nadu – during the 11-day festival.
In order to clear the extra rush experienced during Onam and Velankanni Church Annual Feast, special trains have been introduced by the Southern Railways with advance reservations opening today. Here’s the complete list of special trains by the Southern Railway between August 24 and September 7. Read More
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