Sampaloor is an important Christian pilgrim center in Kerala located on the banks of Chalakudy River. Popularly known as the Goa of Kerala, this destination has been a very prominent Christian center even from the time of the Portuguese. Located in the Thrissur district, Sampaloor is a small village that has witnessed many historical events. Its literary meaning is the village of Saint Paul. The popularity of this region is associated with the visit of St. Francis Xavier to this place. The Anglo-Indian families in this destination were strong devotees of the saint. The church is almost 7 kilometers away from the nearest Chalakkury railway station. Cochin International airport is hardly 25 kilometers from this pilgrim center. Pay a visit to the popular Christian pilgrimage centers and churches in Kerala through the holiday packages of Tour My India.