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Manapad is categorised as Beachside / Pilgrimage / Adventure

Manapad Beach
Holy Cross Church - Photo Courtesy Sa.balamuruga

Reasons to Visit
  • Manapad is a coastal hamlet in near Tiruchendur.
  • Manapad is where St. Francis Xavier came in 1542 and began his missionary activity.
  • St. Francis Xavier Church is one of the prominent Christian Pilgrimage centres in South India.
  • Manapad is one of the best natural surfing sites in India. Manapad has an unique coastline that is formed by multiple layers of lava accumulated over hundreds of years. This gives Manapad the distinction of witnessing the best wave formation throughout the year.
  • Beach Getaways in Pondicherry and Tamilnadu"India's best surfing site. Manapad has an unique coastline that is formed by multiple layers of lava accumulated over hundreds of years. This gives Manapad the distinction of witnessing the best wave formation throughout the year."
  • Christian Pilgrimages in South India"Holy Cross Church near Manapad (Coastal Tamilnadu - South of Tuticorin) is linked to arrival of St Xaviers in the area and his miracles. Our Lady of Snow Kalikulam is also a significant pilgrimage nearby (50 kms from Manapad)"
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Point to Point Transport

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Pickup from Madurai and Drop to ManapadRs. 4629

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Destination Ideas

  • Catholic Pilgrimages in South India
  • East Coast Road (ECR) Experience
  • Manapad - A Surfing and Adventure Getaway

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    Manapad is a coastal village 18 kms south of Tiruchendur. St. Francis Xavier came to Manapad in 1542. Holy Cross Church, built close to the sea in 1581, has a relic fragment believed to be from the True Cross of Jerusalem. From 1 to 14 September, every year, the cross is publicly displayed for thousands.
    Roman Catholic Church

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Nearest Airport in Manapad
  • Tuticorin Airport ( TCR ) , Tuticorin-60 Kms
Nearest Railway Stations in Manapad
  • Tiruchendur ( TCN ), Tiruchendur-18 Kms
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