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The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Pondicherry

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Take a trip to The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, an elaborately decorated church built in the late 19th century that serves as a popular attraction for both tourists and Christians on pilgrimages. The Gothic architecture holds treasures like stained-glass windows depicting the life of Christ, and statues of the four evangelists. Look closely at these statues to read the inscriptions describing the evangelists' lives. When you enter, spot the carvings of Jesus and Mary at the front door, welcoming visitors. If you want to participate, join in one of the regular services. Using our international travel planner, Pondicherry attractions like The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • If you have been to churches, then this is pretty much same. The interior has a good geometric design. Surrounding is a regular place, because its quite close to the road. You can walk in and sit arou...  more »
  • Very peaceful and the construction is good , We can relax in outside area of the church, you can see many families taking rest after the busy roaming in the city  more »
  • The church is like any other from the inside with not much difference. We went during evening prayers and the atmosphere was very peaceful there. The outer architecture is very gothic and the grounds ...  more »
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  • This beautiful church is an excellent example of Gothic architecture and is adorned with colourful stained glass panels illustrating the life events of Jesus Christ. A significant place of worship for Christian devotees in the country, the church is a must-visit when visiting Pondicherry.
  • Definitely a must visit place in Pondicherry. Located near the Pondicherry Railway junction and hardly 3-4 kms from Pondicherry beach. A quite and peaceful place. Some brilliant architecture of the church will be a treat to the eyes.
  • A Peaceful church with beautiful architectures. A real beauty to the eyes!😍 Closely situated near WhiteTown, one cannot miss it when visiting Pondy.
  • A awesome church in India with calm and clean. Interior and exterior infrastructure was so beautiful well maintained by church management.
  • well maintained n best place to be in peace .......