The Immaculate Conception Cathedral a historic church located on Mission Street, MG Road Area, Puducherry - 605001. This Parish church is for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Pondicherry. It is located within Puducherry city limits and is firmly embedded in the city's history.
Immaculate Conception Cathedral was first established in the year of 1682 by the Jesuit Fathers but was demolished by the Dutch in the following year. After 4 attempts of re-building and re-establishing, the church finally opened on June 20th in the year of 1791. Post this, the Bell Tower was added. The church is well known for its luxe exterior which was built keeping in mind the beauty of modern, minimalistic architectural style with a generous touch of traditional Portuguese style at the bell tower. The Cathedral embraces the Baroque architectural style of precision and hypnotic aesthetics.
The best months to visit the Immaculate Conception Cathedral are during the months of June of one year to the February of the following year. As any other church, Sundays are the best days of the week to be a part of the church activities. Visitors typically spedn abour an hour on their visit to Immaculate Conception Cathedral.
At the Immaculate Conception Cathedral, the mass is performed at 5:15 AM to 6:15 AM from Monday to Saturday and begins at 5:00 PM on Sundays. Since it is one of the oldest tourist sites of Puducherry, the Immaculate Conception Cathedral was visited by Mother Theresa during her visit to Puducherry. Visitors can visit the Immaculate Conception Cathedral during timings: 5:00 AM - 7:00 PM.