After our first stop at Our Lady of Velankanni church – Punniyavalanpuram, we started to Selva Matha Church at Uvari in Tirunelveli.

A wave of nausea engulfed me, as we set foot here! The aroma of dried fish hits me hard, that I had to walk swiftly.

It’s the fishermen town! With the fisher folks carrying the nets, boats that are docked at the beach, the dried fish creating a rivalry among the birds and the beach sand strewn across the street reminisces the sangam landscape, ‘Neithal’!!

uvari church history in tamil

The Kappal Matha Church also known as Selva Matha (Our Lady of Good Wealth) Church in Uvari, Tirunelveli is renowned for its architect. It is the greatest building of our time! The church looked like an aircraft landed over a massive ship, laid ashore stretching into the distance. It is located at 54 km distance from Nagercoil.

kappal matha church in Uvari

Selva matha church Uvari

It was re-built in the year 1974, when the original church was damaged due to sea erosion. Now, one could see lots of breakers placed in the sea to slow down the waves.

selvamatha images

Exceptionally, the architectural structure has been built in such a way that it appears to be floating on sea. It’s impressive!

selvamatha church

kappal matha church in Uvari

A light breeze ruffled my hair as we moved along the walkway.  It’s a perfect spot to hang around with family, in the beautiful coastal village.

We headed to Uvari Anthonyiar Church which is at walking distance from here.

Take a look at our second day trip to Padmanabhapuram PalaceMathoor Thottipalam and the silvery Thirparappu waterfalls in Kanyakumari.

Here’s our 3 Days Kanyakumari Itinerary to plan your trip efficiently !

With luv,