"Velankanni beach is located at Tamil Nadu. A major tourist attraction of Velankanni beach is the Church of our Lady of Health. It is a center of pilgrimage for Catholic Christians in Tamil Nadu. It is visited on a regular basis by people from various faiths apart from Christianity.\nThe closest unit of Hotel Tamil Nadu to Velankanni beach is at Nagapattinam, which is at a distance of 14 kilometers from the place. This means that accommodation is not a major issue. Bethesda Inn MGM is a major hotel at Velankanni beach. The normal tariff rate is between INR 2100 and INR 3000.\nThis resort is only two kilometers away from Velankanni beach and there are 20 rooms over there. There is another resort named Sea Gate Resorts in Velankanni beach. Its tariff range is more than INR 3500.\nVelankanni beach is 350 kilometers away from Chennai. It is also called the Lourdes of the East as both the places experience a large number of pilgrims on an annual basis. There are a couple of festivals that go on in the months of August and September. These are major tourist attractions as well.\nVisitors can enjoy activities like swimming at Velankanni beach but they need to be cautious. They have to ask the resort they are staying at before they venture out to swim as the sea does become rough on certain occasions.\nVisitors to Velankanni beach can also visit other important places like the dargah at Nagore and the Sri Rangam temple at Trichy. They can also visit the museum at Basilica as it has a splendid collection of exhibits.\nVisitors can also go the Velankanni beach for purposes of shopping for handicrafts. There are handloom products and fabrics like silk available at Velankanni beach, which makes it an attractive shopping destination."