Churches of Pune
Churches of Pune (only on Saturdays and Sundays 9. am to 12.noon
The British originally came to India to trade.
They had a big army set-up of manufacturing artillery ammunition
Pune was known to be the summer / monsoon capital
The British Governor had a 586 acre land for his Mansion
Today it is known by the name of Savitribai Pune University
The British felt it was necessary to have
Churches, for their military personnel.
There were missionaries and the Swiss Jesuits who came here
And established convent schools for the army personnel’s children
So also there were cemeteries on the outskirts
And the 1st and 2nd World war cemetery
which are still Visited by citizens of United Kingdom
The garrison churches came into existence
Important churches to visit
St. Mary’s (186 years)
St.Patricks cathedral 164 yrs)
Panch Haud Mission (132 yrs)
St. Xaviers Church (154 years)
St. Paul’s Church (150 years)
All Saints Church (145 years)
You will enjoy this tour which has the stone and wood architecture
And sometimes a local flavour added to it.