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Immaculate Conception Cathedral Puducherry Address: 204, Mission St, MG Road Area, Puducherry, 605001, India

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Immaculate Conception Cathedral Puducherry Timings

Day Timing
Monday 7:00 am – 12:00 pm
3:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am – 12:00 pm
3:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Wedesday 7:00 am – 12:00 pm
3:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Thursday 7:00 am – 12:00 pm
3:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Friday 7:00 am – 12:00 pm
3:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Saturday 7:00 am – 12:00 pm
3:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Sunday 7:00 am – 12:00 pm
3:00 pm – 8:30 pm
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Immaculate Conception Cathedral Puducherry Mass Timings
Mass Timings
Monday to Saturaday Mass 5:15 am, 6:15 am and 5:30 pm (Tamil Mass)
Sunday Mass 5:00 am, 6:30 am, 8:00 am, 5:15 pm (Tamil Mass) and 6:15 pm (English Mass}

Have you felt like stopping time and making a dash to a quiet getaway destination in India, away from the city hustle? Irrespective of where you stay, there is a certain aura around a few places that are hard to come by. One such quaint and tranquil Union Territory is Puducherry.

Formerly known as Pondicherry, it comprises several beaches, gorgeous cafes, and residences with Indo-French architecture, ideal for a lovely short holiday or a weekend getaway. While this small Union Territory boasts of serene shorelines, it also holds tremendous historical significance. And Immaculate Conception Cathedral is one of the most popular tourist spots of Puducherry, amongst others.

All about the Cathedral

Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Puducherry is a 300-year-old mother church for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Pondicherry and Cuddalore. Its beautiful white and blue color scheme with golden accents coupled with a mix of Herrian, French, and Portuguese style architecture makes it a site worth visiting at least once.

#Trivia: The first Church was built by the priests from France in 1689 and was destroyed by the Dutch invaders in 1690. The Church is known as Samba Kovil amongst the locals.

While there isn't much mentioned about the cathedral's architecture, you must visit it to experience it. The Church has undergone tremendous changes and reconstruction over some time. But, unfortunately, it has been destroyed thrice in the past 350 years, and what you see today is the Church built on the foundation of the 3rd time it was damaged.

The architecture has evolved, rendering it more beautiful than its original construction style. The gorgeous central aisle is replete with golden pillars and blue-tinted ceilings with snippets from the life of Jesus Christ. You have an array of wooden benches to sit and pray on, and if you wish, you can also attend the prayer service.

The Church also consists of a choir loft, bell tower, an intricately redesigned esplanade (open space), and a splendid display of colors. The colors inside the Church make you fall in love with it repeatedly.

#Trivia: The old Church was once graced by the presence of Mother Teresa several years ago.

Best time to visit Immaculate Conception Cathedral

Puducherry is a coastal union territory with a tropical climate all year round. Summers are hot and humid, while monsoons see the sea lashing against the shore with a heavy downpour for almost three months, if not more. Thus, the best time to visit Puducherry is from October/November to March.

Winters give you a chance to enjoy soaking in the goodness of the beach while enjoying a stroll with your loved one. A romantic time is on the anvil indeed!

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Entry Fee and Timings of Immaculate Conception Cathedral Puducherry

There is no entry fee to visit the Church, and it is open from 7 AM up to noon and in the evening from 3 PM onwards till 8:30 PM. In addition, the Church celebrates an annual feast day on 8th December, marking Mother Teresa's visit.

Location of Immaculate Conception Cathedral Puducherry

The Church lies close to Promenade beach, surrounded by green avenues and landscaped gardens. It is a sight to behold!

How to reach the Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Puducherry

Puducherry is well-connected with all the major cities via air, rail, and road. You can travel by -

Air - Puducherry has regular flights coming from all major Indian metros and cities. SpiceJet, GoAir, Air India, etc., offer competitive prices, making it easy for you to travel to Puducherry from anywhere. You can take a flight to Chennai, travel to this gorgeous town by road, and enjoy the scenic views throughout the trip.

Train - The nearest railway station to Puducherry is Villupuram, located around 35 to 40 kms from the heart of the town. Regular trains are running from Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi, etc.

Road - You can enjoy an excellent road trip from anywhere in India to Puducherry along NH 45. There are regular buses from Chidambaram, Mahabalipuram, Trichy, and Thanjavur too. If you travel by road, you will cross a few small towns and cities like Tindivanam, Tambaram, Melmaruvathur, etc.

Immaculate Conception Church in Puducherry is located along the gorgeous shorelines of the town. If you plan to visit Puducherry, you must visit the cathedral without fail and enjoy the tranquillity it presents. Book a Pondicherry Tour package from Pondicherry Tourism, a division of Holidays DNA for an excellent trip with your loved ones. Please fill the Contact Us form to know about our offerings.

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