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Shrine Basilica Bandel

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

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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... read more

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank margaretannemarsh
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Debabrata P
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Natalie_Pote
Howrah, India
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank subirmgm
Hooghly, India
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Advbiswajitroy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

I have visited this place a number of times since childhood, back when it was just Bandel Church and not Bandel Basilica. When I visited the basilica after a long time last December, I was surprised to find it had not changed a bit. Just like forever, it still calms your mind instantly and allows you to reflect upon everything.... More 

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Howrah, West Bengal, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

If you want to spend some peaceful moment, then visit Bandel Church. It's situated at Bandel in the Hooghly district . From Howrah or Sealdah Rly. Jn. ,you will get many local trains for Bandel and then catch an auto for the church. The church is really nicely crafted. There is huge ground to spend time by pray of Lord... More 

Thank SSayantan85
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

Popularly known as Bandel Church, this is of historical importance resembling Portugese settlement in eastern-India.

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