Beautiful Churches of India
In India, Christianity is followed by many people. This religion has rich cultures and traditions. Church is a place of worship for everybody and now also has become a popular tourist attraction in India. So, let’s have a glimpse of the most beautiful churches in India where you should visit.
Top 5 must visit churches in India:-
- Basilica of Bom Jesus, Goa
This church in Old Goa holds great culture and history which makes it one of the most famous churches of India. It is now in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It was built in 1954 and contains the mummified remains of Saint Francis Xavier. I feel that you can see the outstanding portuguese architecture outside as well as inside the Church.
Inside, there is marble flooring with precious stones which is worth the appreciation. There were murals and also an image of Holi trinity also which is considered a very sacred symbol. It also has a museum which is a perfect place for all the art museum lovers. Thousands of people come here for spiritual enlightenment.
- Santa Cruz Basilica, Cochin
It is a beautiful cathedral church built by potuguese. It is one of a kind and known as an important historic landmark in Kerala. It is a must-visit for people who are seeking historical and architectural pleasure on their vacations. Its Gothic architecture is feast for the eyes.
In the Church, you can see stunning canvas paintings and the latar is specially hand painted by an Italian Painter displaying the scenes from the “Via Crucis” of Christ. The wooden panels are handcrafted which are really attractive along with the stained glass windows. This church has been in Cochin for more than five centuries. Hence, it is one of the oldest churches of India.
- Medak Church, Telangana
Made in Gothic revival style, the cathedral is the most beautiful with amazing architecture and marvelous interiors. It is a holy place with great historical significance. The highlight of this church are the massive pillars and mosaic tiles of six different colors which were imported from Britain at that time. Its roof is also made sound proof.
Tourists keep this among the top must-visit places when they visit Telangana. This cathedral is a marvelous sight and you should visit here to see and experience it by yourself. There is something unique and exciting about this church that makes it my favourite destination.
- St. Paul Cathedral, Kolkata
Kolkata is a city of joy so you will also feel joy and happiness while visiting this cathedral. It has a white washed exterior and stained glass windows which look perfect when sun rays reach them. It resembles the european style architecture and designs. There is a well maintained garden as well which gets fully decorated at the time of Christamas. According to me, the most ideal time to visit this church is during christmas days when the entire church is decorated and the garden too is filled with lights. All festivities take place and everyone enjoys the festival with excitement and fun.
I went to this church on the eve of christmas and it was really crowded. People were standing in queues trying to watch the midnight mass which is quite famous there. I would recommend everybody to visit this church while exploring Kolkata.
- Christ Church, Shimla
The christ church is the second oldest church in North India reflecting the beauty of British era in India. It is a yellow colored building which is a really popular tourist place in Shimla. The stained glass windows are exceptional and appear more beautiful at night time. Thes windows depict the various virtues of Christianity. There is also a huge library next to the church and has a great collection of books and ancient scriptures. The entire area around the church looks elegant and magical at night. If you want to spend some peaceful time then do make a visit here.