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Shrine Basilica Bandel

15 Portugese Church Street, Hooghly 712104, India
+91 33 2235 6863
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Dedicated to our lady of the Holy Rosary, there is also a shrine dedicated to our lady of happy... read more

Reviewed March 29, 2018
Natalie_Pote
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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The Basilica of Holy Rosary at Bandle

Commonly known as the Bandle Church, an oldest church in West Bengal, in, the eastern part of India... read more

Reviewed March 12, 2018
HKMBangalore
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Bangalore
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“old church” (8 reviews)
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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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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

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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.

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Reviewed February 1, 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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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Snehajit D
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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
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