Here are some photograph’s from St. Mary’s Basilica Bangalore. I was there on the 10th day of the St. Mary’s Feast (7th Sept) and I will be there even tomorrow, the 11th day, to witness the flag hoisting.
St. Mary’s Basilica
If you are new to the city and searching for the places to visit in Bangalore, the St. Mary’s Basilica is something you should not miss. During the month of September, it’s a grand celebration here.
During the feast, it’s a total rush. Take a walk nearby to explore the market area (Russel Market) and parts of the Shivajinagar. Get into the Taj Restaurant nearby that is popular for non-vegan food. Park your vehicle in a dedicated parking space to avoid towing away.
The St. Mary’s Basilica Bangalore is not only a religious place but also of tourist interest with rich history since 17th century. Consider reading about it in Wikipedia. Below are some quick highlights for you.
- The Church had a humble beginning as a thatched hut in the 17th Century
- The St. Mary’s Basilica is one of the oldest churches in Bangalore
- It is the first church in Karnataka that has been elevated to the status of a “Minor Basilica.’
- The St. Mary’s Feast is the most important festival celebrated in the basilica.