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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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  • Been wanting to go here for mass but did not get a chance. However got to visit the Basilica today. Was a nice calm place. The basilica is built beautifully. Totally worth the visit. 
  • Visited as part of a tour. Take a guide with you who can explain the salient features of the basilca 
  • Walking into the Basilica at 11.30 am I found a feeling of calm come over me. The church is huge and it was filled with worshippers and tourists who were taking in the sights of the altar and statues ...  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 .......