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Shrine Basilica Bandel

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Address: 15 Portugese Church Street, Hooghly 712104, India
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+91 33 2235 6863
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Built way back in 1599, the original Church has given place to a new construction. Still most popular place in Hooghly

Original Church must one of the Oldest in India having been built in 1599. The present church which is extremely popular and beautiful has replaced the old structure. Lots of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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New Delhi, India
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Kolkata, India
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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New Delhi, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 723 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Original Church must one of the Oldest in India having been built in 1599. The present church which is extremely popular and beautiful has replaced the old structure. Lots of people visit the church every day. Visiting hours of the church are 8 in the morning to 5 in the evenings. In the campus of the church there are decorations... More 

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West Bengal, India
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing beats the grandeur of this 15th century shrine in Bandel. Easily accessible by public transportation. Nearest railway stations : Bandel, Hooghly , Hooghly ghat

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Thank Sourav S
Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Visiting from Australia and the Bandel Church was an important part of the visit. Flew into Kolkatta from Delhi, flight was cramped, lucky it was only 2 hours. On arrival we were met by a gentleman by the name of Melvin Rixon (recommend by a friend of a friend). Melvin is one of the nicest human beings I have come... More 

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Thank margaretannemarsh
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Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Beautiful place to visit. Gives you peace of mind and the surrounding is amazing, with the ganges right in front of the church. From the top floor you an see the entire city. Lovely place. You can get lot of shops for food, lodging and small items around.

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Thank Debabrata P
Kolkata, India
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326 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

About an hours drive from the city of Calcutta, I try to visit at least once a year during the winter months. A pleasant drive, with good roads, one can easily try on Google maps to get you there. While it gets crowded on weekends, weekdays are better to visit. On the banks of the river, the view too is... More 

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Howrah, India
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Reviewed 22 January 2017

Visited this place today, better known as Bandel Church. One of the oldest church across India. Very calm and quite place on the bank of river Ganga. You will feel blessed when you enter this place of Jesus Christ. Well connected from Kolkata by train and a journey of an hour from Howrah station. From Bandel station take a auto... More 

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Chandannagar, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016

Shrine Basilica Bandel popularly known as Bandel Church can be reached from Kolkata (Howrah Stn) to Bandel Jn by rail and it can also be reached from Sealdah Stn to Naihati Stn and then change to Naihati-Bandel Jn by rail. If one loves walking , he can go so or take an auto to reach the church. This Roman Catholic... More 

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Hooghly, India
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

It is one of the oldest church in west bengal built by the Portuguese around 1599 A.D..famous tourist attraction on the bank of river Bhagirathi and beautiful picnic spot.It is just 40 km from howrah station and nearest railway station Bandel Junction just 2 km easy access by rickshaw,auto etc.

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Thank subirmgm
Hooghly, India
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Its a Church of 1599 A.D. Convenient to travel by train (nearest railway junction Bandel), public transport ( auto,rickshaw, local bus) and private vehicle.

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