Bharanamganam is a 1000 year old church and a famous pilgrimage centre. Bharanamganam, a small village town in Meenachal Taluk of Kottayam District, has been famous for long as one of the hallowed places in Kerala. St. Mary’s Church, Alphonsa Muttathupadathu of Bharanaganam is the first Indian woman to be canonized to full sainthood. Forty years after her death, on February 8, 1986, Pope John Paul II had beatified her at Kottayam. She was beatified by Pope John Paul II in 1986 and was officially declared a saint on October 12, 2008 by Pope Benedict XVI.
How to Reach –
Nearest Airport: Cochin International Airport.
Nearest Railway Station: Kottayam railway station .