St. Andrew's Forance Church at Arthunkal,
one of the sacred churches in Kerala, attracts lakhs of devotees
both Christians and non-Christians every year from all parts of
The feast of St. Sebastian is celebrated
on a grand scale for eleven days in a year.Owing to the unmanageable
crowding of pilgrims and the resultant confusion on January 20 the
final day of the feast, the church authorities have instituted another
minor feast on the 8th day after the principal feast. This is known
as Ettamperunnal. Of late this feast also has attained as much importance
as the principal feast.
Nearest railway station: Alappuzha, about 22 kms away.
Nearest airport: Cochin International Airport, about 85 kms away