Situated 12km from Tiruvilla town the famous St. George Church which celebrates its feast during the month of May is an important location for the Christian Pilgrims. During this month between the 1st to the 7th people from throughout the state as well as from the neighbouring states visit it. St. Aloysius college which is under Mahatama Gandhi University is located here.
This town is located in Kuttanad. It lies below sea level.
Situated on the banks of the Pamba river, this massive shrine at Edathua- 23 km south-east of Alappuzha, resembles the churches of medieval Europe.
The annual feast here starts on the 27th of April with the hoisting of the flag and concludes on the 7th of May. During the feast, the statue of St. George, decked in gold regalia, is carried out and placed on the dais in the centre of the basilica.
All the prayers and related rituals are conducted here during these days. Devotees from all parts of the state attend the festival. It is a very important pilgrimage for the people especially from the trivandrum side of kerala. During the 10 day feast, devotees prepare sacred food for the church and take part in the ritual bathing. The colorful illumination is indeed a feast for the eye.
Edathua is also the home of the international swimmer Mr Sebastian Xavior. This is one of the most beautiful, serene part of kerala. The backwaters and houseboats trips are just few minutes away from town. A perfect haven for those people who want to visit a quiet, content town.