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Address: Hooghly, India

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Famous Bandel Church

It is among oldest Church in India. It is very popular. Christmas Time it is over crowded.Tourist from other countries are also visiting.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Pondicherry, India
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Pondicherry, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is among oldest Church in India. It is very popular. Christmas Time it is over crowded.Tourist from other countries are also visiting.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Take a train from Howrah/Sealdah which will take 1 hr.hire a rickshaw it's cheap and economy and roam around all places in Bandel in 500 rupees. Nice architecture and historical place. Went to a newly built temple Rajhat Lahiri ashram. It's quite innovative and quiet place. First time saw all 3 idols of brahma,Vishnu and mahesh in one temple. Then... More 

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Howrah, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

This town had been build by Portuguese many years ago while they came to India to do business with East India Company of British.You will feel nostalgic while walking down the road of this town.

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Kolkata
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

really nice to have a beautiful sorroundings , calm and peaceful environment... top of the church is very nice .

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Chandannagar, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

The Portuguese arrived at Kalkut, Kerala, India in 1498. They entered Saptagram Port in 1535 via the river Saraswati which has since reduced to canal. The Portuguese called the port "Porto pequeno " (Small Port )As the Saraswati was drying up the Portuguese shifted their business from Saptagram to Hooghly. A distance of 10 km saparetes the two places. Bandel... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

The bandel church here is one of the biggest and oldest. The divine beauty will carry you away. Also nearby imambara good visit.

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

This is a must see place in Hooghly near river Ganga. Very old structure but of historical importance and well maintained and well connected.

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Bremen, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

One of the must visit places in Bandel would be the church and the Imambara. This was an enriching family visit to the Bandel church.

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Hooghly, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Bandel Church is a must-see place. Beautiful sculptures,murals and paintings on the interiors as well as on the exterior. Best time to visit during December-January. Picnics on the banks of the river Ganges are also attractive.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

The Basilica of the Holy Rosary commonly known as Bandel Church is one of the oldest Christian churches in West Bengal, India. Situated in Bandel, Hooghly district of West Bengal, it stands as a memorial to the Portuguese settlement in Bengal. Founded in 1599, it is dedicated to Nossa Senhora do Rosário, Our Lady of the Rosary. It is also... More 

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