Open Time : 6:00 am to 6:00 pm
Entry : free
Address : Bandel Church, Sahaganj, Bandel, West Bengal, India
Website : http://www.bandelchurch.com/
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Why to visit Bandel Church
The Basilica of the Holy Rosary is the official name of the Bandel Church. The church is devoted to Nossa Senhora do Rosário, the Lady of the Rosary (Mother Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ), and is a parish church because it is a part of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Calcutta.
The interior of the Bandel Church:
Inside the church, there are stunning chandeliers and stained-glass windows. Another thing to see in the church is the great tower clock. The statue of Mother Mary, popularly known as the Lady of Happy Voyage, is also available to devotees and tourists.
The courtyard of the Bandel Church :
In front of a building that resembles a cave is a courtyard. The cave's centre features a fountain. Some people come here to pray and burn candles, while others throw coins into the fountain to make wishes come true. The main church can be reached via stairs in the courtyard.
Tickets and Timings at Bandel Church :
Tourists are welcome to visit the church at any time during open hours and there is no entrance fee.
FAQ on Bandel Church
What are the attractions to visit near Bandel Church?
While you are in Bandel, be sure to stop by the Bansheria Hansweswari Temple and the Hooghly Imambara. Additionally, the Dutch colony in Bengal, Chinsurah, is a mile from Bandel.
How to reach Bandel Church?
The primary station that connects to the Howrah-Burdwan main line is Bandel (Jn) station. Bandel Station is a stop for the Howrah Bandel Local, Pandua Local, Burdwan Local, Katwa Local, and Memari Local trains. The Bandel-Naihati Local also connects Bandel to the Sealdah section's Naihati (Jn) Station. From 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., launch service is offered between Naihati Ferry Ghat and Chinsurah Ferry Ghat.
Which church is dedicated to the Queen of the Rosary in India?
Bandel Church only basilica dedicated to the Queen of the Rosary in India
The best time to visit Bandel Church are winter and the monsoon, when there are occasional light rains. Due to Christmas and New Year, the time between mid-December and early January is quite busy. During that time, a significant influx of tourists occurs.
By Rebecca Lal