Tourism Near By
Banks @ Bharananganam
Bharananganam is a village in Meenachil Taluk, Kottayam District, Kerala State, India. Bharananganam is located between Erattupetta & Pala. Bharananganam comes in Pala Assembly and Kottayam Parliament Seat. Bharananganam is attracted by pilgrims becuase mortal remains of st.Alphonsa is housed here.
Bharananganam is called "Lisieux of India" becuase of St. Alphonsa, first woman saint from India. Her tomb at Alphonsa Shrine near St. Mary's Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, Bharananganam has become a major pilgrimage destination in India
St. Alphonsa Shrine, St Alphonsa Museum, St. Alphonsa Tomb, Alphonsamma's Room and Papal Podium are the major attraction in Bharananaganam
Assisi is a Charismatic Renewal & Retreat Center located in Bharananganam popular for Family Retreat & Youth Retreat .One day retreat take place every second saturday from 9.30 am to 3.30 pm.
Bharananganam is also known as Dakshina Guruvayoor (Guruvayoor of South) because of the presence of Sree Krishna Swami Temple. Annual festival is in mid -January commencing with the hoisting of the temple flag on Makara Samkramam day, and concluding with ‘Arattu’ (Ritual Bath of the deity) on 8th day.
Plenty of Hotels & Rooms are available within 5 km range of Bharananganam. Pilgrims visiting Saint Alphonsa's Tomb can book earlier for accomodation provided by church.
Cochin International Airport (77 km) is the nearest airport & Kottayam Railway Station (32 km) is the nearest major rail network to Bharananganam. Frequent buses are available to Bharananganam (mostly Erattupetta buses) from Kottayam & Pala stops
Corporation Bank, Federal Bank, South Indian Bank & State Bank ATM's are located in Bharananganam. Axis, ICICI, Hdfc Banks ATM's are situated in Pala located 5 km from Bharananganam.
One petrol pump is located between Bharananganam Church & IHM Hospital. Petrol/Diesel & Air Filling can be done here. Nearest LPG gas outlet is at Pala