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The Basilica (minor) of the Holy Rosary or Bandel Church is one of the oldest churches in West Bengal, India. Mother Mary is venerated here as Our Lady of Happy Voyage. This Church is associated with more than one incident interpreted as Divine intervention.
An hour drive away from Calcutta, this church is quite a pleasant drive on a weekend. On Sunday there are masses through the day - English mass being at 11. Rooms may be booked by Christians, on obtaining a letter from their parish priest. The...More
This church is one of the well maintained and peaceful place in Hooghly. This church is a perfect example of great architecture of indo-duch era's.
You can find ample parking space near by ( Paid Parking ) . Many options for restaurant's and fooding zones....More
Dedicated to our lady of the Holy Rosary, there is also a shrine dedicated to our lady of happy voyage. Legend has it that when sailors were drowning at sea, our lady appeared to them and saved them. They built the church in Her honour...More
Commonly known as the Bandle Church, an oldest church in West Bengal, in, the eastern part of India is standing as a memorial of the Portuguese settlement in Bengal. It was established in the year 1599, a marvelous exibit of the harritage structure.
It is an old church with a long history but has been renovated so much that looks like a new building. Overall, a rather typical Catholic setting with many icons and statues. The most interesting part of the church is the roof by the clock...More
If you have seen old Goa churches, you will not enjoy this one. Unless you are looking for history. But in any case, there is nothing from the history, the building and tiles are all new, doesn't give any feeling of being old or historical....More