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Since there are two different cultures flowing down the blood of people of Pondicherry, there is a huge population of Christians and Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is their pilgrimage church which is most famous. It is quoting an old Gothic architecture which is mind-blowing in itself.

Top attractions of Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Sunday Market

This is one of the best places to visit around Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The charming aura of this market along with the hustle is simply something which you should be looking forward to.

Vedapureeswarar Temple

Situated on Mahatma Gandhi Road this temple is quite a brilliant place to visit. And especially the people who have a spiritual inclination will definitely be liking to visit this temple. The aura and charm of this temple are out and out amazing to experience.

The Ganesh Garden

The Ganesh Garden is situated on Ramarajda Street. This place is quite a quaint looking place which you would be quite liking to visit again and again owing to its beautiful aura.

Things to do around Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Sita Cultural Center

The Sita Cultural Center is yet another destination which is known for providing various services such as Yoga and Dance, Indian style cooking and so much more. The teachers over there are quite fluent in both English and French thus are able to provide classes in whichever language it suits you best.

Pondy Cycle Tour

The Pondy Cycle Tour is fundamentally a 2 hour long trip which can be done every morning from 7-9 am. The purpose of this tour is to discover this city in quite an original way. There are around 5 customed cycles which are used for this purpose. The most exciting part of this trip is the fact that it ends up with an Indian or French breakfast which is held at Sita Cultural Center.

Immaculate Conception Cathedral

It is a beautiful building which will steal your heart right away when you have a first glance at this church. The vibe of this church is out and out amazing in all its might.

Best time to visit Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

The best time to visit Puducherry is from October to March and the overall temperature during this time here ranges between 15-30 degree Celsius. For visiting the church the timings are Mon-Sat (5.30 a.m. 12.00 noon & 6.00 p.m) Sunday Morning -5.30 a.m. & 7.30 a.m. Mass (Tamil) 8.45 to 9.30 Catechism (Tamil) 12.00 Noon (Tamil) Evening 4.00 to 5.00 p.m. Catechism (English) 5.15 p.m. Mass (English) & 6.15 p.m. Mass (Tamil)

How to reach Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus?

By Air - At Puducherry, an airport can only have a landing of a small aircraft. However, you can also get a connecting flight from major cities like Delhi, Kolkata etc.

By Road - For travelling via road you can take a bus (private as well as public) at regular intervals of time from Chennai, Thanjavur, Trichy, Coimbatore, Bangalore etc.

By Train - The nearest railway station from Puducherry is Villupuram and from there you will have to take a bus or some other means of transportation to reach your destination.

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