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What you Did not Know About These 7 Churches

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India is a sheer amalgamation of various cultures. We recently wrote about the beautiful mosques you must see. So now here's your guide to some of the most stunning churches!

What you Did not Know About These 7 Churches:

  1. The Ocean pearl, Mangalore (Karnataka)
  2. Salida Del Sol, Panjim (Goa)
  3. Ladakh Residency, Ladakh (Leh) (Jammu & Kashmir)
  4. Vishnu Inn, Guruvayur (Kerala)
  5. Grand Hotel, Kochi (Cochin) (Kerala)
  6. Presa Di Goa, Bardez (Goa)
  7. Beeu Hotel, Kolkata (West Bengal)

1. St. Aloysius Chapel, Mangalore

St. Aloysius Chapel, Mangalore
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This chapel is famous for the intricate and exotic paintings that are made on the basis of some scenes from the Bible. The paintings are of different types like oil and fresco.

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40 Sightseeings

2. Basilica of Bom Jesus, Goa

Basilica of Bom Jesus, Goa
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Basilica of Bom Jesus, often called as Basilica of Good Jesus, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Holding the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier, the church is situated in Old Goa.

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110 Sightseeings

3. Moravian Church, Leh

Moravian Church, Leh
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The Moravian Church in Leh is one of the highest churches in the country. It's at a height of about 11,000 feet and has an absolutely pleasant atmosphere.

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97 Sightseeings

4. St. Thomas Church, Guruvayoor

St. Thomas Church, Guruvayoor
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This church is said to have been established in 52 AD by St Thomas, one of the twelve apostles of Jesus Christ. A very special festival is organized here every year during the lenten season.

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14 Sightseeings

5. St Francis Church, Kochi

St Francis Church, Kochi
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This edifice is built on the site, where the body of late explorer Vasco da Gama was originally buried. Originally built in 1503, this church is the oldest European church in India.

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33 Sightseeings

6. Church of Reis Magos, Bardez

Church of Reis Magos, Bardez
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Church of Reis Magos is an old church which was built in the year 1555, on the banks of Mandovi River. This church was founded by Franciscan Friars and is dedicated to three magic kings. 

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18 Sightseeings

7. St. Paul's Cathedral, Kolkata

St. Paul's Cathedral, Kolkata
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This is the first 'Episcopal Cathedral Church' that was constructed in a non Christian country. Built in the Indo-Gothic style it is a popular tourist attraction of Kolkata.

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763 Sightseeings

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