Bandel Church, also known as Basilica of the Holy Rosary, is counted among the oldest churches of West Bengal. It is situated in Hooghly district and was constructed in the year 1599 by Portuguese people. The first church was destroyed, and a new church was established in its place in the year 1660. Bandel Church is well-connected via road while the nearest airport is Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Airport in Kolkata. It is open for public throughout the year. Bandel Church timings are from 6AM to 6PM. An annual festival is celebrated at the church, and a huge number of believers gather there for the occasion. The status of Basilica was bestowed upon the church by Pope II. Bandel Church houses some tombstones, an organ and a shrine dedicated to Mary, mother of Jesus Christ. Despite being small in size, it is a popular church which is visited by Indian and foreign tourists.