When you think of architecture and India, you don’t really think of churches. But that’s ignoring a significant part of our cultural heritage, and we really should know better. We have some beautiful and significant churches, notable both for how they’re considered pilgrimages and for their architecture, that are definitely worth visiting. So here's a list of churches you should remember to visit the next time you go on a vacation to these popular destinations.
You’re going to Goa sometime soon, right? Everybody’s always either planning a trip to Goa or reminiscing about their last trip to Goa. Next time, take a time out from the beaches and visit these churches, too. If you’re heading off to Kerala, too, you need to write a few churches into your itinerary. If you want to see more churches in India, don’t forget two of the most popular ones dedicated to Mary – Vallarpadam in Kerala, and Velankanni in Tamil Nadu. The latter is particularly well located – you can stop over at Kodaikanal on your way there! They’re both claimed to be responsible for many miracles, too, so it wouldn’t hurt to light a couple of candles. You never know, after all!
The Sé de Santa Catarina Cathedral in Old Goa 2 , Basilica of Bom Jesus exerior, altar , Church of St. Francis of Assisi , Church of St. Anne, Talaulim , St. Cajetan , Malayattoor Church , Parumala Church , Old Parulmala Church