Annai Velankani Church is located at Besant Nagar nearby Elliot’s beach.

Annai Velankani Church has emerged as the Mecca of Christianity because of the divinity that this church has offered people.

Incredibly, people from all castes and religions come here to pray and have succeeded in their prayers which has increased their belief in the Christ.

The shrine of Mary inside the church is familiarly known as “The Lady of Health”. Special prayers and services are provided here on Thursdays between 7:30 PM and 8:30 PM.

Elliot’s beach or Besant Nagar beach or Bessie beach

A car-free Sunday with a cool experience is guaranteed at Elliot’s beach.

It is renamed as Besant Nagar beach and is popularly known as “Bessie”.

Also, called Edward Elliot’s beach is known for its cleanliness in Chennai. It is the end point of Marina beach shore. As activities are less here comparatively, it is best suited to go for long walks and peacefully be at the bed of nature.

To prevent any suicidal mishaps, patrolling police are on guard always at Bessie.

A Dutch sailor lost his life while making an attempt to save lots of lives from drowning at Bessie.

Hence, there is a memorial after his name and that is Karl Schmidt Memorial, which is a perfect landmark for this location.