And now check out 10 famous Churches in India where you should visit at list once in a life
1. Basilica of Bom Jesus (Goa)
Basilica of Bom Jesus is amongst the most famous churches in India. The church is around 300 years old. It is one of the finest examples of Portuguese influence. The flooring has been done in marble, inlaid with precious stones, the altar is elaborate with gilded gold work, the murals and the artistic rendition.
2. Santa Cruz Basilica (Kochi)
Santa Cruz in Kochi is also amongst the oldest churches in India and was originally built by the Portuguese in1505AD.It is said that it was amongst the few edifices that were spared when the Dutch invaded and destroyed other Catholic buildings.
3. Christ Church (Shimla)
Christ Church, which is arranged in the focal point of the town of Shimla is accepted to be the second most established church in North India. This holy church is the noticeable historic point of Shimla that mirrors the excellence of British period design. Worked in the Neon-Gothic style in 1857, the church contains five fine stained glass windows and every window speaks to various Christian excellencies of Faith, Hope, Charity, Fortitude, Patience, and Humility.
4. St. Paul Cathedral (Kolkata)
One of the finest looking houses of prayers in India, the St. Paul Cathedral is unquestionably an absolute necessity find in Kolkata. Situated on what is known ‘the island of attractions’, the church is done in Gothic Revival Style and has flawless curved windows with stained glass which makes a significant sight to see when the sunbeams touch them. To visit the church is amid the midnight mass on Christmas Eve when the church is lit up and ends up being the most astounding thing you can devour your eyes on.
5. St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church (Palayoor)
St Thomas is an essential Christian journey in Kerala. The church is named after St. Thomas, the messenger who is accepted to have spread the lessons of Christianity in South India. It is among the old houses of worship in India and goes back to 52 AD. It has been proclaimed as a universal journey spot by the Vatican. Since it is on the slope top, climbing the slope, it offers an extraordinary affair to the admirers to get to the church and pray.
6. Rosary Church (Shetihalli)
Worked by French Missionaries in 1860, Rosary Church in Shetihalli is arranged close to the banks of River Hemvathy. In 1960, Gorur dam was fabricated close the church, hence after which each storm at whatever point the water level ascents, the church is discovered submerged in the water. Now and again, just the tower is seen. It is said that the church is worked by blending block, mortar, and eggs.
7. Moravian Church (Leh)
Arranged at the height of more than 11000 feet, Moravian Church in Leh is one among the most astounding church in India. The church was first blessed in Leh by German missionaries in 1834 who brought some neighborhood Buddhist inhabitants into their fold. Belonging to the Protestant section, the church has a past filled with being a fruitful endeavor of teachers to far-flung puts in India.
8. All Saints Cathedral (Allahabad)
All Saints Cathedral in Allahabad is a late nineteenth-century church. The church is known for its complicated work and outlines on the marble sacred place and its stained glass board. Done in a fine Gothic style. All Saints Cathedral Church is a noteworthy tourist destination in Allahabad. It is otherwise called the “Patthar Girja” and is one of the finest examples of European structure in India.
9. Immaculate conception cathedral (Puducherry)
Immaculate Conception Cathedral is otherwise called “Samba Kovil” and is situated on Mission Street in Puducherry. The congregation bears a likeness with the chapel in France. The Interior plan comprising eight barrel vaults and a focal arch penetrated with eight roundabout openings, the church is a fine example of the French architecture in India.
10. Cathedral of Sacred Heart (Delhi)
Cathedral of the Sacred Heart is famous as a standout amongst the most prestigious of Catholic Churches in Delhi. The church is arranged in the midst of the 14 sections of land of lavish greenery The feature of this Christian place of love is the great and white sacrificial stone made of marble. It is said that Sir Anthony de Mello gave the sacrificial table and the Archbishop of Agra gave the ringer, robes and different decorations to the church.