Churches in Pondicherry
The destination that seems frozen in time - Pondicherry flaunts some of the most beautiful churches in India which were built by the French missionaries under the then French colonial reign. Whatever their history, there is no denying that they stand as remarkable pieces of architecture and never cease to fascinate visitors. One of the most popular churches in Pondicherry is the Church of Our lady Of Good Health. Built in the late 17th century, it is immediately recognisable by its beautiful spires. There are churches in Pondicherry which are associated with an interesting history like the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, which is modelled after the Basilica in France. This church is also equipped with a water tank, a structure commonly found in Hindu temples and gurudwaras in India.
Eglise De Notre Dame Des Anges is one of the most beautiful churches in Pondicherry which, like most other churches, was built in the 19th century. A major attraction of the church is the statue of Joan of Arc, which stands in its garden. Besides its fabulous interiors and exteriors, this church is the only one in Pondicherry which celebrates mass every Sunday in French, English and Tamil. Apart from spirituality, there is a lot to be admired about this church in terms of its architecture and design. Among the other churches in Pondicherry, perhaps none have gone through as many changes, alterations and witnessed exciting episodes as the Immaculate Conception Cathedral. The facade of this church is graced by a statue of Our Lady carrying baby Jesus in her arms. In fact, it is interesting to know that this church was also visited by Mother Teresa during her visit to Puducherry. The Basilica Of The Sacred Heart of Jesus is another church in Pondicherry whose Gothic architecture is a real eyecatcher. During your visit to this church, check out the glass pictures of 28 saints associated with the church. Surely, it would be a shame to miss out on the opportunity of visiting the famous churches of Pondicherry which offer you an authentic taste of France in India.