Vettukad Church

A 500-year-old ‘Madre-de-Deus Church’ (meaning Mother of God Church) located on the north-west coast of Thiruvananthapuram is a famous pilgrimage centre. Believed to have been established by St. Francis Xavier, the missionary who came to India to spread the gospel, this church enfolds a rich tradition, culture and custom. Scores of people visit this church irrespective of caste and creed. The church is famous for the annual “Feast of Christ the King” festival. This 10-day festival ends in the last Sunday of the liturgical year.