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Address: East of Ambalapuzha, Alappuzha 688007, India

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A Holy Shrine Accessible by Boat .

Chavara Bhavan is the ancestral home of the blessed Kuriakose Elias Chavara situated in the Kainakary back waters of Kerala. It is 6 ms from Alappuzha & is accessible by boat... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 June 2016
Bhilai, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Cultural events and other religious functions are often conducted here.Plase do visit here when on a trip ..

Thank akankshsh
Mysuru (Mysore), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

The shine is just a typival shrived devoted by the catholic followers of Fr. Chavara. Awesome place..

Thank Akanksh S
Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Situated in the middle of a village. This has one of the oldest style of church which I have never seen in any other places The entire place is surrounded by agricultural land and you can see greenary everywhere

Thank crazzziedude1
Bhilai, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

Chavara Bhavan is the ancestral home of the blessed Kuriakose Elias Chavara situated in the Kainakary back waters of Kerala. It is 6 ms from Alappuzha & is accessible by boat only. It is only a holy shrine & spiritual resort, where thousands of devotees gather for prayer, receive favours & feel amply grateful. Here a 255 years old historically... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

A great place to experience calm and serenity. The surroundings have been well preserved as well and is a good place to visit to get peace of mind

Thank kevinjohn1991
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

Being the birth place of saint, it was a worthy place to visit. The church is built around the saint's actual lived house. With low roofs one can explore the saint's house with ducking around. It was not known to us as we were visiting the place for the first time but our boat driver took us there and was... More 

Thank Nishanth P
Kochi, Kerala, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2015

Chavara Bhavan is the birth place of St.Kuriakose Elias Chavara, situated at Kainakary, backwaters of Kerala. The contribution of the saint towards revolution in education in the state of Kerala is remarkable and helped very much in the socio,economic and religious sector

Kerala, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

I went there with my family and relatives, such a good church, can feel the love of the blessed Chavara father there every where.

Thank Thomasantony
Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2015

It is the birth place of Saint Chavara. The place is very rustic and they have retained original birth house of Saint Chavara. Quite interesting

Thank Deep_Indore
Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2015

Its really amazing and great.i could visit church and its a holy experience for me.peacefull atmosphere for prayer

Thank anacitacathy

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