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Our Lady of Dolours Basilica

Our Lady of Dolours Basilica church is built in fine Indo-Gothic style architecture is located in Thrissur city of Kerala India. It is the third tallest church of Asia spread over an area of 25,000 square feet. The church is also known as Puthan Pally. This church is largest in India and its interiors have beautiful murals, images of saints and scenes from the scriptures. The church foundation was laid on 21st December, 1929.

The church have two bell towers of 140 high in front of the church . Another tower called Bible tower was built later that stands tall at the height of 260 feet which makes it the third tallest church in Asia. The church has Gothic style of architecture. The original church was renamed the Mart Mariam Big Church, and is now the cathedral of the Chaldean Syrian Church. The floor of the church is made up of mosaic bricks. The Bible tower is opened between 10 am to 6 pm for visitors and devotees , this long tall towers offers panoramic view of Thrissur city. It took 81 years to complete the church.

How To Reach

By AirCochin International Airport is the nearest airport to the city located about 58 Km from the city. Calicut International Airport is also located at about 80 Km from Thrissur city.

By TrainThrissur Railway Station is one of the important railway head in South India and is well connected to the cities of Kerala as well as with other cities of India.

By Road– National highway NH 544 and NH 66 is connected to the city and is well connected by the cities of Kerala and to the cities like Kochi, Kozhikode, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Coimbatore, Mangalore, Bangalore, Chennai and Mumbai.

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