If you are looking forward to celebrating Christmas and want to make this one a memorable one, plan a visit to one of these popular churches in India. Read about them below!
As good news to all of us, this time, Christmas is going to fall on Saturday, which means you can keep your Christmas mood till Sunday! So, why not utilize this to the best and celebrate the festival by visiting one of the popular churches in India? If you like the idea, have a look below and decide where you would like to go this year!
1. St. Philomena’s Cathedral, Mysuru
Also known as the Cathedral of St. Joseph and St. Philomena, the church was constructed in the year 1936. You will be amazed to experience the Neo-Gothic style architecture used in this cathedral. Also, their Christmas decorations are enough to make you fall in love with this place!
Where: Lashkar Moholla, Mysuru
2. St. Paul’s Cathedral, Kolkata
Located near Victoria Memorial in Kolkata, St. Paul’s Cathedral reflects a Gothic structure. It was built in 1847 and now observes a huge crowd during Christmas and new year! Don’t believe us? Go, check yourself!
Where: Cathedral Road, Kolkata
3. Basilica of Bom Jesus, Goa
You might have heard the name of this church which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site! This place has the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier. You will also get to see the Baroque architecture, and the church was built in 1605. So, how about celebrating Christmas here, along with seeing the sunsets on the beaches?
Where: Old Goa Road
4. St. Thomas Church, Palayur
This church is believed to have been established in 52 AD by St. Thomas. Located in Thrissur, Kerala, this is one of the six churches that were built by St. Thomas. You can have an amazing time here with your friends and family.
5. Christ Church, Shimla
Have you thought about celebrating Christmas in the mountains? If yes, you must visit Shimla for its popular Christ Church! It was built in 1857 and is believed to be the second oldest church in North India. So, plan your trip to the mountains and get ready for an amazing Christmas!
Where: The Mall, Shimla
6. St. George’s Syro- Malabar Catholic Forane Church, Kerala
Situated in Champakulam, this church is also known as the mother church of Syrian Catholic churches. It was established in AD 593 and holds many archaeological artefacts, which were discovered from time to time. So, if Kerala is in your plans, you must visit this church this time!
7. Roman Catholic Archdiocese, Imphal
Established at a distance of 5 km from the city of Mantripukhri, Imphal, this church is also popular as St. Joseph’s Cathedral. You will be amazed to see the beautiful structure of the church and the backdrop of hills that give it an exquisite look for tourists!
Where: Achanbigie, Imphal