Basilica are the title given to some of the Roman Catholic churches and India is the country with the most basilicas in Asia. There are 23 basilicas churches in India, Kerala has 9 basilicas, Tamil Nadu has 5 basilicas and Karnataka has 2 Basilica Churches in India. Here is the list of most top 10 most famous Basilica churches in India.
Basilica of Bom Jesus in Goa is the most famous church in Old Goa and a UNESCO world heritage site under the name of Churches and convents of Goa. The church is one of the oldest churches in Goa and also in India.
St. Lawrence Minor Basilica Shrine is a Roman Catholic church in Karnataka state, situated in the outskirts of Karkala town. The church known for its miraculous history and St. Mary’s Basilica of Bangalore is another most famous Basilica in Karnataka.
Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Pondicherry is the famous pilgrimage spots for Christians and a must visit place for Pondicherry travel itinerary. Basilica of the Sacred Heart is one of the only 23 Basilica in India.
Basilica of Our Lady of the Assumption also known as St. Mary’s Church of Secunderabad is located on Sarojini Naidu Road. Secunderabad St. Mary’s Church is also the oldest Roman Catholic church in the city.
Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health is located in Velankanni town of Tamil Nadu and one of the most frequented religious sites in India. Velankanni city has been chosen as one of the heritage cities for HRIDAY by Government of India. Tamil Nadu has five Basilica, rest of four are listed below.
Basilica of the Divine Motherhood of Our Lady in Ulhatu near Ranchi is a minor basilica, located in Jharkhand. The Basilica is one of the only 23 minor basilicas in India. Ranchi Basilica is one of the major tourist attractions of the city.
Basilica of Our Lady of Graces is the most famous Roman Catholic Church in Sardhana near Meerut of Uttar Pradesh. The Church is the only minor basilica in North India and are both historically famous and beautiful.
St. Andrew’s Basilica Church at Arthunkal was the first Basilica in the diocese of Alleppey and one of the 9 Basilica of the Roman Catholic Latin church in Kerala. Other famous Basilica Churches in Kerala include Cathedral Basilica Ernakulam, Cathedral Basilica Kochi and other are listed below.
Basilica of the Holy Rosary or Bandel Church is the most prominent historical churches in West Bengal and also one of the oldest Christian churches in the state. Bandel Church was built by the Portuguese and is one of the oldest churches in India.
Basilica of Our Lady of the Mount of Bandra or known as Mount Mary Church is stands on a hillock and visited by thousands of people. The Bandra Fair is celebrated on birthday of the Virgin Mary. Here is the list of top 20 most famous churches in India.