St. George Forane Church, popularly known as the Aruvithura Church is a popular Christian pilgrim center in Kerala located at Aruvithura in the Palai diocese. Set on the scenic banks of Meenachil River, this Syro-Malabar church attracts travelers with its beautiful structure and picturesque surroundings. The church is believed to be one of the churches established by St. Thomas, one of the twelve apostles of Jesus Christ. This Christian pilgrim center gets massive income as offerings during festival days.
The annual festival of the church is celebrated every year from 22nd to 24th of April. Kottayam Town is approximately 25 miles away from this church. Since the church was built as per the Oriental liturgical traditions, it is facing the west. The nearest Kottayam railway station is approximately 38 kilometers from this holy site. Pilgrims need to travel about 83 kilometers from Cochin International Airport to reach Aruvithira Church. Plan a pilgrimage trip to the churches in Kerala with Tour My India and experience spiritual enrichment.