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Visit in Nov 2018

Heard about this old church set by Portuguese in mouth of River Hooghly. Portuguese and Spanish... read more

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Bandel Church

One of the oldest churches in West Bengal, India. It is situated in Bandel, Hooghly district... read more

Reviewed December 1, 2018
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
15 Portugese Church Street, Hooghly 712104, India
+91 80172 02499
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Reviewed 2 days ago

One Of The Oldest Church In The Country Which Indicates The Architectural Skill Of Dinemars. Beatiful Painting And Decoration And Peaceful Atmosphere Overwhelm. It Is Just Beside The Ganges. Easy To Go From Bandel Station By Auto/Toto/Rickshaw Etc. May Do Picnic Outside Periphery Of The...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Reviewed 6 days ago

Situated on the bank of Ganges this Portuguese church is the oldest in West Bengal. Opening 8am and closing 4.50 pm. You can hire an auto rickshaw or cycle rickshaw to reach the church from Bandel railway station. If you come by shared auto or...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

we had visited this place on Christmas at that time there was so much rush. all can buy some little little items or things from road side stalls.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Heard about this old church set by Portuguese in mouth of River Hooghly. Portuguese and Spanish explorers went on sea voyages on Papal order to find new countries and convert the inhabitants into christiniaty, It was a drive thro shops and village stores after driving...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed December 1, 2018 via mobile

One of the oldest churches in West Bengal, India. It is situated in Bandel, Hooghly district. Distance of about 50 kilometres from Kolkata international airport. Nearest Railway station being Bandel on the Howrah-Bardhaman suburban route. It is the Basilica of Holy Rosary. A memorial to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 13, 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed August 23, 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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Natalie1204
Reviewed July 19, 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

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed March 29, 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

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed March 12, 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.

Date of experience: March 2018
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December 22, 2016|
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Response from SSayantan85 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. From morning itself.
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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