An oriental specimen of Gothic architecture, the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus located in Pondicherry has decades of history revolving around it. Finding a Pondicherry hotel near this beautiful basilica is not an issue since Hotel Atithi offers convenient Pondicherry accommodation near the site. Consisting of beautiful stained glass panels depicting events form the life of Christ and other saints of the Catholic Church, the church is truly a sight to behold. Established in 1908, this basilica boasts of twin spires and a Latin rite cross shape in the aerial view. Measuring at 50 meters long and 48 meters wide, it is 18 metres high the church has amazing arches and a beautiful aura of serenity and quietude that overwhelms the visitors who had ever ventured in.
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