Top 5 Churches in India

Top 5 Churches in India

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In India, there are so many famous churches to visit and spent time with them. Most of the people visit the church on Christmas & burn the candles in front of God. On Christmas, all the churches are decorated with flowers and lights. These are the few popular & famous churches in India, which are mentioned below.

Top 5 Famous Churches in India

  1. St. Francis Church

This is one of the oldest European Church in India. It is situated in Cochin. This church describes the struggle of the European colonies in India. In 1923, this church became a protected monument. This church was constructed in 1516. This church is dedicated to St. Bartholomew. This church is open every day of the week. And the timing of the church is 7:00 AM to 6:30 PM. On Sunday the church is open from 8:30 AM to 6:30 PM. Every Sunday there will be a special mass organized in the church for all the believers. This thing attracts tourists to visit this church.

Location: Fort Kochi, Kerala
Timings: 7:00 AM to 6:30 PM
                    8:30 AM to 6:30 PM
Contact: +91 (484) 2217505

 

  1. Santa Cruz Basilica Church

The Santa Cruz Basilica church is situated at Fort Kochi in Kerala. This church was declared as a Basilica by the Pope John Paul in 1984. This church is of the finest and most impressive church in India. This church was originally built by the Portuguese. This church is one of the popular & famous churches in India. The construction of this church was begun in 1505 and end in 1558. Every day thousands of tourists visit this church. The best time to visit in this church is 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM & 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM visitors are not allowed to see the church during the masses. This church is closed in the afternoon. So, plan accordingly to visit this church.

Location: Bastian St, Fort Nagar, Fort Kochi, Kochi, Kerala
Timings: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
                   3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Contact: 0484 221 5799

  1. San Thome Basilica Church

San Thome Basilica church is situated in Chennai. This church was constructed in the 16th century. This church is designed in the Neo-Gothic style. It was rebuilt by the British in 1893. This church was originally constructed by St. Thomas. It is about 155 feet high with a nave 112 feet long and 33 feet wide and it is decorated with stained glass window. Most of the tourists like to visit this church and maintain silence is the main feature of this church and this is the attraction of tourist to visit in this church. The best time to visit this church is 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM and it is open every day of the week.

Location: Santhome High Road, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Timings: 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Contact: 044 2498 5455

  1. Christ Church

Christ Church is situated in the center of the Town of Shimla. This church is the second oldest church of India and it is built in the Neo-Gothic Style. This church has five fine stained glass windows and each window represents different Christian virtue i.e Faith, Hope, Charity, Fortitude, Patience, and Humility. This church was built by Britishers and it was constructed in 1846- 1857 and designed by colonel J.T Boileau. This church has a library also for the tourists. If you plan to visit in the church so don’t skip to visit in the church Library because the library of this church is very famous. Entry Time of this church is 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM. and this church have no entry Fee. Tourists spent only one hour in this church.

Location: Mall Road, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
Timings: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Contact: 0177 265 2953

  1. St. Anne Church

Top 5 Churches in India

The St. Anne Church is situated in Goa and it is known for its architectural blend of Indo- Western style. The other name of this church is Santana. The construction of this Church was begun in 1577 by Monsignor Francisco de Rego and it was completed in 1695. The Feast of St. Anne is celebrated in 26th July in Goa. It is specially celebrated in this church where the name of this celebration is the Cucumber Feast. The best time to visit in this church is 6:30 AM to 7:00 PM and it is open every day of the week.

Location: Talaulim, Goa
Timings: 6:30 AM to 7:00 PM
Contact: 0832 221 9151

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