The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Pondicherry

The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
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6:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 10:30 PM
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ShikshaC
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India1,287 contributions
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A beautiful church located in Pondicherry. It’s windows made of glass has a wonderful hue to it when the sun reflects through it in the church. This is more than 100 years old and is well maintained. A good place to visit if you have time.
Written November 7, 2021
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Donna_in_India
New York City, NY493 contributions
Consecrated at the turn of the 20th century, this beautiful brown and white church is noted for its splendid Gothic architecture. The most beautiful part of the church is the stained glass windows which depict various saints and events from the life of Jesus Christ.

At the entrance to the church grounds is a small shop where you may purchase a candle (among other religious items). From outside facing the church, go to the right side of the church where you may light your candle and say a prayer.

We visited the church on New Year's Day when the church was overflowing with worshippers. The service, especially the singing, was really nice.

This church is within rickshaw distance of Beach Road and is the nicest church in Pondicherry. Definitely worth a visit!
Written February 12, 2020
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Kovai Ponna
Chennai (Madras), India14 contributions
Went in the evening just before the mass time. A well maintained Basilica. Enough Covid control measures like, providing the Hand sanitiser, Checking the temperature and maintaining the Social distance etc..,

Beautiful gothic architecture to admire, a place filled divine silence ... if this is not a place of worship then what is? The simple red and white building paint colour combination gives a grandeur look.

In total, it is a place to visit and spend time.
Written January 17, 2021
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debjani62
National Capital Territory of Delhi, India98 contributions
Solo
The church is located very near the railway station. It displays some stunning stained glass windows and the whole atmosphere inside is one of quiet contemplation. I went there one afternoon and stayed over an hour soaking in the peace. A must visit when in Pondicherry
Written March 1, 2020
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Indiana_Jonesse
San Francisco, CA7,370 contributions
I was walking by and I saw this place. It was open. So I veered to take a peek. The outside of the buidling was beautiful enough to catch your eyes. Inside is all the same. I did not want to bother the parishioners so I sat at the back quietly and took no pictures. It is a sacred, holy place and you can feel the ambiance and feel holy. They still have their Christmas ornaments hanging.
Written January 8, 2020
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Amit J
Kolkata (Calcutta), India882 contributions
This is one of the most famous pilgrimage for Christians in India. Built in late 1800s, the Basilica is an example of Gothic architecture in India. It contains a rare stained glass panels which depicts events from the life of Jesus. The Basilica is not as big as some of the famous churches in Europe, however is quite big considering other Indian churches. The Basilica is situated in the heart of Pondicherry city and is a must visit site if you are touring the place.
Written January 28, 2020
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Denis Paul
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The location of the cathedral, which is more than a century old, near the station, is a very popular holy place with easy parking.
It is an idyllic setting to celebrate Catholic weddings
The frame of this basilica in red brings out a good relief.
A sports competition shoot was filmed in this place with all the French participants in the race via Beijing.
Written December 28, 2020
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Rathinavel
Chennai District, India13 contributions
This historical church located just opposite of Pondichery railway station and back side of botanical garden.. about this church simply woww moment, Yes being as Hindu visiting Christian Church is attracted by historical french architect and people all over pondichery come here every Sunday and Divine with this place. A must visiting place as a tourist.
Written March 16, 2020
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FreeIndianBird
New Delhi, India136 contributions
If you are visiting pondi should see this old church. Its is beautiful and architecture is also amazing near railway station. You can buy candles from outside shops of the church. Photos are allowed inside.
Written February 20, 2020
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PadrePeter
Campanillas197 contributions
Couples
This enormous church, dating from the 1700s, was packed for a service when we visited. Whilst the statuary and general decoration is typical of Indian Catholicism, it impresses by its sheer size!
Written March 30, 2015
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