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Shrine Basilica Bandel

15 Portugese Church Street, Hooghly 712104, India
+91 33 2235 6863
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Go to the Roof

It is an old church with a long history but has been renovated so much that looks like a new... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Eric G
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Yerevan, Armenia
Nothing great

If you have seen old Goa churches, you will not enjoy this one. Unless you are looking for history... read more

Reviewed January 9, 2018
Spurkait
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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  • Average9%
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“old church” (8 reviews)
“west bengal” (9 reviews)
“eastern india” (4 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
15 Portugese Church Street, Hooghly 712104, India
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+91 33 2235 6863
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"old church"
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"west bengal"
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"eastern india"
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"howrah station"
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"prayer hall"
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"river ganga"
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"nice place to visit"
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"present church"
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"lord jesus"
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"winter months"
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"carry your own"
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"public transport"
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"picnic spot"
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"boat ride"
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"holy place"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed January 9, 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
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Reviewed December 8, 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.

Thank Amalc104
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Reviewed November 14, 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
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Reviewed July 11, 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.

Thank AstroJyotti
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Reviewed June 24, 2017 via mobile

This place is commonly called Bandel Church by locals. I visited during Christmas and the church along with the field in front of it was well decorated

Thank mainakbhadra
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Reviewed June 7, 2017 via mobile

It is one of the Best place of Chinsurah. It is a heritage site of this District. This is the second oldest church of the state.

Thank AFORADI
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Reviewed June 4, 2017 via mobile

Very peaceful to calm your mind. Best time to visit in winter but not in December or January as that period of time lots of people visit there. So that calmness not feels that time. Ganges is flowing next to the church. So that part...More

Thank Suspanda G
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Reviewed June 3, 2017

As I am from this bandel I have visited this place many times. Though I am a Hindu but still I used to go their and sit inside the prayer hall for few minutes to fins peace. Its the oldest church in eastern India and...More

Thank AyanKalya
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Reviewed May 7, 2017 via mobile

The church is huge and uts a lovely place. Full of positive energy, calmness and charming as well. You can light candles and pray. Beautifully decorated. Clean and nice. You can visit with friends, family or loved ones if you like churches or calm places.

Thank Indrani S
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Snehajit D
December 22, 2016|
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Response from SSayantan85 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. From morning itself.
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Jit24
December 24, 2014|
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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
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