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Abandoned churches in India that need visits


Here are the top hauntingly abandoned churches in India you should explore because of mysterious, spooky, and supernatural activities. Abandoned places are mostly associated with ghost stories and known as a ghost town. Here present top hauntingly beautiful but abandoned churches in India you should explore.

Church of St. Augustine, Goa

Church of St. Augustine in a ruined church and part of the Churches and convents of Goa heritage site. The church only has one tower left and listed as one of the incredibly beautiful monuments of Goa. The abandoned church was completed in 1602 by Augustinian Friars who landed Goa in 1587. More interestingly the ruins were featured in one of the popular songs “Gumnam hai Koi ” from the suspense thriller movie Gumnaam from 1965.

Shettihalli Rosary Church, Karnataka

Shettihalli Rosary Church in Shettihalli located 2 km from Shettihalli, Hasan is the famous tourist spot in Karnataka. The abandoned church was built in 1860 by the French Missionaries in India and is a magnificent structure of Gothic Architecture. Half of the church structure submerged into the backwaters of the Hemavati Dam and Reservoir during the monsoon. The church is also known as “The Submerged Church and The Floating Church”. For visiting you need to visit twice one in the month of July-October when it is partially submerged in water and next in the month of December to May when the water level recedes and the church ground emerged.

Dhanushkodi Portuguese Church, Tamil Nadu

Portuguese Church at the ghost town of Dhanushkodi is located at Pamban Island of Tamil Nadu. Dhanushkodi abandoned town separated by the Palk Strait and is the only land border between Sri Lanka and India, connected by Rama Setu. Dhanushkodi is also mentioned in mythology Ramayana. It is a spot where Lord Rama and his army popularly known as “Banar Sena” built Ram Setu across the sea connecting Rameshwaram Island and Mannar Island, to rescue his wife Sita from the clutches of the demon king Ravana. During the return, Vibhishan requested Ram to destroy the bridge with arrows from his bow, from where the town was named Dhanushkodi means “end of the bow”.

Ross Island Presbyterian Church, Andaman, and the Nicobar Islands

Presbyterian Church at Ross Island is situated near the downtown of Port Blair. The historic ruins of the Presbyterian church is an amazing place to see in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Mumbai St. John the Baptist Church, Maharashtra

St. John the Baptist Church at Mumbai was built by the Portuguese in the year of 1579 and the complex also has an attached graveyard. The abandoned place is listed as one of the haunting places in Mumbai but the native Christians visit the church every year. The church was abandoned in 1840 after an epidemic hit the village.

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