Mother of God Church is a popular Christian pilgrim center in the Malabar region with great historical importance. Located near the Beach Road in Kozhikode, this pilgrim center fascinates travelers with its exquisite Roman architecture that dates back to 1513 AD. This church is locally known as Valiyapalli and the wall of it is adorned with a 200-year-old portrait of St. Mary. This Gothic cathedral was built in the 18th century by Christian missionaries with the help of Italian architects and Indian craftsmen.
It is amazing to watch the curved arches on the doors and windows and the colonnade on the spires of the church. Everybody appreciate the modern Roman architectural style of this pilgrim center. The church also has a well maintained cemetery where pilgrims can see the tomb stone of Pedro de Covilhany who was the Catholic Missionary to the region. Kozhikode railway station is only 4 kilometers away from Mother of God Church. Kozhikode International Airport is about 27 kilometers from this pilgrim center. The affordable Christian pilgrim travel packages of Tour My India to Kerala cover all the major churches and holy sites of the state.