45 Churches in India that you should visit - With photos & details

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45 Churches to explore in India

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All Saints' CathedralSarojini Naidu Marg, Civil Lines, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh 211001, India

also known as Patthar Girja is an Anglican cathedral located in Prayagraj, Modeled after 13th-century Gothic style churches, The cathedral is at the centre of a large open space at the crossing of two of the principal roads of Allahabad, MG Marg and SN Marg.

Bandel ChurchSahaganj, Chinsurah, West Bengal 712104, India

The Basilica of the Holy Rosary is one of the oldest Christian churches in West Bengal. It stands as a memorial to the Portuguese settlement in Bengal. Founded in 1599. A lot of people come here daily to visit this ancient wonder.

Basilica of Bom JesusOld Goa Rd, Bainguinim, Goa 403402, India

The Basilica is partially in ruins but still a model of elegance, and a fine example of Jesuit architecture. This is the only church in Old Goa, which is unplastered on the outside. The lime plaster which existed earlier was stripped off by a zealous Portuguese conservationist in 1950. The church contains the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier.

Basilica of Our Lady of Good HealthVelankanni, Nagapattinam, Tamil Nadu 611111, India

This is a world-famous Mariyan shrine located in the small town of Velankanni. The origin of this church can be traced back to the 16th century and there is so much miracle histories to say.

Basilica Of Our Lady of The MountMt Mary Rd, near Shanti Avedna Sadan, Mount Mary, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050, India

Mount Mary Church is a Roman Catholic Church, dedicated to 'Virgin Mary', situated in Mumbai. This ancient church, built in 1640 and then rebuilt in 1761, is also known as 'The Basilica of Our Lady of the Mount'. What makes this church even more beautiful is that it is sited on top of a hill known as 'Sunderban Bandra', which overlooks the mighty Arabian Sea.

Basilica Of Our Lady Of The SnowPlot No.41, Beach Road, Tuticorin, Matha Koil, Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu 628001, India

One of the Catholic pilgrimage centers in India which is dedicated to the Lady of snows, a title given to St Mary. The Shrine name refers to the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome.

Cantonment Church TowerGahoon Vihar, Karnal, Haryana 132001, India

The Cantonment Church Tower is a church tower in the Karnal city of Haryana, India. It is a historical religious shrine in Karnal. It stands near National Highway 1 of India. It has been declared as a historical monument by Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage. It was the tower of St. James' Church, Karnal, dedicated to St. James, one of the disciples of Jesus Christ. The tower is 35 m tall and is surmounted by an ornamental cross.

Cathedral of Mary Help of ChristiansLaitumkhrah, Lachumiere, Shillong, Meghalaya 793003, India

A unique feature of the Cathedral Church building is that it stands on sand. The type of foundation was recommended since the region, where Shillong is located, is prone to severe earthquakes. At the time of building the foundation, trenches were cut from rock and half-filled with sand. The structure has no direct connection with the rock. Theoretically, the Church building, in times of earthquakes, can rock safely on the shock-absorbing sand which is supposed to reduce the earthquake's effects.

Christ Church KasauliMall Rd, Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh 173204, India

Its picturesque structure and scenic beauty attract nature lovers from all across India. Dedicated to St. Francis and St. Barnabas, the present structure of the church was designed in the emblematic Gothic style architecture. Divine services of the church were started on 24 July, 1853, by Chaplain Thomas John Edward Steel, M.A., St. John's College, Cambridge. However, the church was revered as a holy place by Authority of the Bishop of Calcutta in 1857.

Church of Our Lady of the SeaDhamatne, Daman, Daman and Diu 396210, India

Church of our Lady of the Sea in Daman is counted a few of the most revered holy locations of Daman. It is located within the enclosure of the very awesome and invincible Fort of Nani Daman which boasts of three bastions and a pair of gateways. The Daman Church of our Lady of the Sea is an implementing most important constructing inside the castle area that is extended over 12,250 sq. m.

CSI Medak CathedralCathedral Compound, Mission Compound, Medak, Medak, Telangana 502110, India

This is one of the largest cathedral in India since 1947.  Originally built by Charles Walker Posnett, it was consecrated on 25 December 1924. The Medak diocese is the single largest diocese in Asia and the second in the world after the Vatican.

Diu MuseumDiu, Daman and Diu 362520, India

A famous tourist spot of the town, the Diu Museum has been set up in the St. Thomas Church. The church had been built in 1598 but was later converted into a museum. The building still bears the worn out and faded portraits and paintings left behind by the Portuguese. A beautiful garden path leads up to Diu Museum, with lovely fountains by its side. The evenings transform the place into a delightful sight with multicolored lights attractively brightening up the edifice.

Elakurichi shrineElakurichi, Tamil Nadu 621715, India

Called as Adaikalamatha shrine. This is a catholic pilgrimage center dedicated to the Virgin Mary.

Golaghat Baptist ChurchGolaghat, Assam 785621, India

The Golaghat Baptist Church established in December 1898, is one of the oldest and biggest Baptist Churches in Assam located in the city of Golaghat that had celebrated its Centenary Jubilee in the year 1999. The pioneering man behind the foundation of this church was Dr. O. L. Swanson, a missionary from America, who had come to Assam in 1893 along with his wife. Dr. Swanson was assisted by a number of local people to erect this church.

Immaculate Conception Cathedral204, Mission St, MG Road Area, Puducherry, 605001, India

Immaculate Conception Cathedral is the cathedral mother church for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Pondicherry and Cuddalore. It is located in the Union Territory of Puducherry. It is also known as "Samba Kovil", which is a phonetic corruption of "Saint Paul’s Kovil" where "Kovil" means church.

Our Lady of Angel's ChurchSt marys church, Karaikal Church St, Karaikal, Puducherry 609602, India

Our Lady of Angel's Church is the fourth oldest church in Puducherry, a Union territory in South India. The original structure was built in Greco Roman architecture by Napoleon III in 1855, with the architect being Louis Guerre. It is the only church that offers mass in three languages namely French, Tamil and English.

Our Lady Of Angeles Church.Dumas St, White Town, Puducherry, 605001, India

Our Lady of Angels Church is the fourth oldest church in Puducherry, a Union territory in South India. The original structure was built in Greco Roman architecture by Napoleon III in 1855, with the architect being Louis Guerre. It is the only church that offers mass in three languages namely French, Tamil and English.

Our Lady of Dolours BasilicaErinjery Angady, Pallikkulam, Thrissur, Kerala 680001, India

The church locally called Puthanpalli and is the tallest church in India and third tallest church in Asia. A big tower located at its rear called bible tower having many paintings and nice bible museum.

Pachmarhi Protestant ChurchPachmarhi, Madhya Pradesh 461881, India

This is a landmark in the district of Hoshangabad. It was worked by the British in 1892. It was assembled over 150 years prior in the 19th century and the veneer of the building may look somewhat weather-beaten yet the internal parts are as stylishly stable as they may have been many years back. Daily a lot of peoples visits this place because of its historical importance.

Sacred Heart Cathedral1, Ashok Place, Sector 4, Gole Market, New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India

This is a Roman Catholic Cathedral belonging to the Latin rite and one of the oldest church buildings in New Delhi.