Marari - Arthunkal


Arthunkal is just a coastal town in Marari, but hundreds of thousands of devotees of Christian as well as other faith, consider it as a holy land. Arthunkal is famous for the biggest shrine of St. Sebastian in the world which is known as the Arthunkal St. Andrew's Basilica and St. Sebastian's International Shrine. Situating on the shores of the enormous Arabian Sea, it is one of the oldest churches in Kerala and a popular pilgrim centre in Marari. The "Arthunkal Perunnal" has brought fame to this place which is celebrated as the feast of St. Sebastian. Devotees from different parts of the State visit this church on the feast days as a token of their faith and devotion.

Best Time to Visit Entry Time Visiting Hours Entrance Fee
Throughout the year. Monday to Saturday: 6 AM - 6:30 PM.
Sunday: 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM.
1 to 2 Hrs. No

Availability of Guides :-

No necessity for guides.


Souvenirs, local products.


Religious activities.


No adventure activities.


Spend some quality time in prayers at the church.

Famous for:-

Pilgrim centre.

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