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Reminder of Timeless Faith

The Basilica (minor) of the Holy Rosary or Bandel Church is one of the oldest churches in West... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Sukanya D
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Where I find peace

An hour drive away from Calcutta, this church is quite a pleasant drive on a weekend. On Sunday... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2018
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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“old church”(8 reviews)
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
15 Portugese Church Street, Hooghly 712104, India
+91 80172 02499
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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. This...More

Thank Sukanya D
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

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

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Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

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

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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

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

1  Thank Natalie1204
Reviewed 13 March 2018

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.

Thank HKMBangalore
Reviewed 1 February 2018

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

Thank Eric G
Reviewed 9 January 2018

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

Thank Spurkait
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

This Church was founded by Portuguese in 1599 on the bank if Hugli (Ganga) River. It has a long history can be seen online.

1  Thank Amalc104
Reviewed 14 November 2017

It is a sacred and beautifully maintained place. It is very clean and has a good atmosphere. It is a sacred place.

Thank TrueReviewer555
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

It is considered to be a sacred chapel where wishes are granted when sincere prayers are made. Lot of people believe and come for their wishes.

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Response from SSayantan85 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. From morning itself.
24 December 2014|
Response from Shourjendra D | Reviewed this property |
It does remain open on that day and there is a nice display beside the lawn at the back depicting the birth of christ