Merry Christmas 2021: Here are some beautiful ancient churches in India

Christmas 2021: India was ruled by many communities over the years. Over the years many communities called India their home and apparently lived here – the Dutch, the Portuguese, the French and the British.

Due to the colonial culture, many beautiful churches were built in different parts of the country for the community to offer prayers. Later, the Indian government decided to retain these churches, so that they would not lose their ethnicity. Here are some churches in India that you must visit.

Basilica of Bom Jesus, Goa

The construction of the Basilica of Bom Jesus in Goa began in 1594 and took several decades to complete. Located in Goa, the church has Baroque architecture and is around 400 years old. It has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

All Saints Church, Coonoor

Built in 1854, All Saints Church in Coonoor is known for its beautiful wooden interiors. The stained glass windows will take you back to British colonial territory and the building also had a dome-like structure surrounded by pine trees. The church does not attract a lot of tourists but it is one of the most peaceful places if you are anywhere near Coonoor.

Santa Cruz Basilica, Kochi

Santa Cruz Basilica in Kochi is one of the most beautiful Christian religious places in India. This is the second cathedral that was built by the Portuguese. It contains the most beautifully painted images of the Via Crucis of Christ. The church has certain hours for tourists and visitors.

Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Pondicherry

Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Pondicherry established in 1686 is the most famous tourist attraction. It is dedicated to St. Peters and initially served as a chapel. During the British invasion, this cathedral was the only structure that survived.

Velankanni Church, Velankanni

One of the most beautiful churches in Tamil Nadu is the Velankanni Church in Velankanni. It is situated on the coast of Bay of Bengal and the city has been declared by the Pope.

Devotees and tourists from all over the world visit the church to witness the majestic architecture.