India is a massive and magnificent country. A traveller can choose from a host of options. There are beautiful temples, old mosques and some astonishing churches too. Have a look and get ready to get shocked.
St. Aloysius Chapel
Mangalore: The church dates back to 1885 and has some very stunning paintings. Most travellers compare its infernal beauty to that of the Sistine Chapel in Rome.
Basilica of Bom Jesus
Goa: This church is world famous, as it holds the body of St. Francis Xavier. You will be shocked to know that the foundation stone of the church was laid in 1594.
Hassan: The church was built by the French in 1860. It was built by mixing eggs, bricks, mortar and jaggery. Every monsoon the church get submerged under water.
St. Anne Church
Goa: The basic theme of the temple is that of a grand temple, which has been modified to suit a European design. It is a fine example of Indian Baroque style. It is one the 100 most endangered sites in the world.
Our Lady of Dolors Church
Trichur: It is the largest church in India and the tallest in Asia. What is most striking about this church is its striking architecture. You will see some of the finest specimens of murals here.
The Se Cathedral Church
Goa: This church has the distinct architecture of Portuguese and Manueline. The exterior is on Tuscan style and the interior is in Corinthian style. It is without doubt one of the largest churches in Asia.
Basilica of the Holy Rosary Church
Hoogly: The church is very important historically. It has a strong Portuguese connection and it has a very unique stone structure. It is strongly believed that the church was built by Gomex de Soto.