Among the many religions in India, Christianity has gained much popularity. It has become one of the most significant religions and is the 3rd largest in the county. Most Christians pray at churches, and some of these churches, are just a ride away. How about making a trip to these churches this long weekend?
Se Cathedral, Goa
When you think of Goa, the first thing that comes to mind is sun, sand, and beaches. However, Goa is also known for its gorgeous churches. Located in South Goa, the Se Cathedral is one of the largest churches in India, and is dedicated to Catherine Alexandria.
Basilica of Bom Jesus, Goa
One of the most famous churches of the country, and built over 300 years old is located in Old Goa. This church, is known to have the remains of St. Francis Xavier, and are on display for public viewing for a few months a year. This church is declared as a world heritage site.
Velankanni, Tamil Nadu
Among Christians, this church is considered to be a place that will help you with any health related ailments. It is located near the Bay of Bengal, in a town called Velankanni, Tamil Nadu. It is believed that people who visit the church with faith, can offer candles to Mother Mary. Making this offering, and praying will provide the ailing person with relief from the ailment.
Santa Cruz Basilica, Kerala
Situated in Fort Kochi, Kerala, this church is one of the oldest churches in the country. It was built by the Portuguese in the year 1505. It was deemed the cathedral status, by the then Pope, Paul IV. Making a trip here will be worthwhile, as you can also enjoy a good evening snack by the sea, with fresh fish caught by the fishermen using their Chinese fishing nets.
St. Aloysius Chapel, Mangalore
Built in 1884, this chapel is often compared to the chapels in Rome. It is situated in the heart of the city, on the Lighthouse Hill. If you like art, then this chapel should not be missed. The paintings, tend to cover every inch of the walls of this serene chapel.