Check out these beautiful churches in Bengaluru and welcome the new year with positivity.
Finally, the most beautiful time of the year is here! With the fragrance of cakes to brightened decorations everywhere, Christmas has brought a little hope of positivity for the coming year. And if you are in Bengaluru, the best weather is waiting for you to make this best time memorable. So, take out your best outfits and get ready to bidding goodbye to 2020 with a broad smile. Herein, we aim to contribute to your happiness by listing these churches in Bengaluru that have one of the best celebrations every year.
1. St. Mary’s Basilica
Situated at Shivaji Nagar, this beautiful church was constructed in 1973. The church had got the status of minor Basilica, by the order of Pope Paul VI. Even today, it is the only church in Karnataka to have gained such status. St. Mary’s Basilica is also a popular tourist place in Bengaluru. However, it becomes a must-visit church during Christmas when it is beautifully decorated. The candles are wrapped in rose petals for the devotees who come to offer the prayer. Where: Noronha road, Shivaji Nagar
2. St. Francis Xavier’s Cathedral
The cathedral has a great historical context as it was also a diocese of Mysore from 1886 to 1940. It is the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Bengaluru. It was first constructed in 1851 and is one of the best churches in Bengaluru. However, with an increasing Catholic population, the church was declared inadequate, leading to laying the foundation stone in 1911. The church is situated in Frazer Town and observes a large crowd during Christmas. Where: Father Servantan Circle, Cleveland Town
3. Infant Jesus Church
Located at Viveknagar, the church has been associated with many miracles. It was built in 1971 as an honour to infant Jesus in Prague. After the church received much popularity, a new church was also built next to the old one. Thursday masses in the Church are delivered in seven languages. With a seating facility for 2,500 people, this Church also sees the gathering of nearly a thousand people during Christmas. Though, this year, the church will follow the guidelines by the government and limit the capacity. Where: Bazaar Street, Rose Garden
4. Holy Trinity Church
Holy Trinity Church is a major landmark in Bengaluru situated at MG road. It was built for the British Regiment in 1851. The church is also popular as the largest military church in South India. The church is constructed in English Renaissance style, which can accommodate 700 people. The glasswork on the windows of the church is aesthetically appealing. The church is decorated with flowers and lights during Christmas and attracts a lot of visitors. Where: Mylasandra, Banglore
5. St. Andrew’s Church
Situated at Cubbon Park, the church was popular as St. Andrew’s Kirk earlier. The architecture of the church is designed in Gothic style. It was modelled after the church of Scotland. And, the name of the church has also been derived from Saint Andrew, the patron saint of Scotland. The church also has a beautiful garden, including tall trees at its front. The red brick church also has beautifully decorated interiors that add to the beauty during Christmas. Where: Cubbon Road, Tasker Town
6. Sacred Heart Church
The church was constructed in the year 1896 and is presently situated at Richmond road. The architecture of the church is a mixture of Gothic and French style. The church also has Roman-style side altars along with two parallel column towers. It also has a huge bell from Italy. In addition, the interior of the church is decorated with marbles and sculpted statutes. The Corinthian-style pillars carvings make it even more beautiful, especially during Christmas. Where: 62, Richmmond Road