Catholic Church, West Bengal

Catholic Church

Location: Kalimpong is known to house various religious sites and one of them is the Catholic Church.

Description: One of the largest churches in the area, Catholic Church is a revered religious attraction. Britishers, who ruled the country, constructed this church during 1890. Hardy, a British architect got this church constructed under his supervision. However it was only in 1891 that the church was opened for the public. The architecture of the church is greatly influenced by the western style of architecture. This place has a strong influence of Roman Catholic populace as well. Being a religious site, this church is visited by a large number of tourists all around the year. Christmas is celebrated with huge pomp and show here and tourists can also become a part of the celebrations. While at the church, tourists can seek lord’s blessings and become a part of the daily prayers.

Activities: Travelers who have keen interest in gaining knowledge about historical places can enrich their knowledge by marking a visit to the Durpin Dara, Lepcha Museum and Thongsa Gumpha. These attractions would help the tourists to get familiar with the history of this place. Apart from that, tourists can also enjoy local delicacies which are readily available at different restaurants and local eateries.


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