St. Andrew’s Forane Church, Arthunkal

Arthunkal Church is located 22 kms north of Alappuzha is one of the oldest Christian churches in Kerala. Arthunkal is a small beautiful coastal village famous for the St. Sebastian's feast at the St. Andrews Forane Church here. Arthunkal is mainly a fishermen village in the shore of the Arabian Sea. It is densely populated by both Hindus and Christians. Annual festival - Arthunkal Perunnal is celebrated in January which has draws many of people from all part to participate. Majority of devotees’ and pilgrims, reportedly, come from close sates like Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.