The Basilica of the Holy Rosary usually known as Bandel Church is one of the most established Christian places of worship in West Bengal, India. Arranged in Bandel, Hooghly region of West Bengal, it remains as a remembrance to the Portuguese settlement in Bengal. Established in 1599, it is devoted to Nossa Senhora do Rosario, Our Lady of the Rosary. It is likewise a ward church, some portion of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Calcutta. It is a standout amongst the most conspicuous authentic places of worship in West Bengal and additionally in India. Around the center of the sixteenth century, the Portuguese started utilizing Bandel as a port.
Amid or around 1571, they were given authorization by Akbar, the Mughal sovereign, to manufacture a town in Hooghly. As they started settling around the region, their clerics started to immerse the locals - by 1598, Catholics in Hooghly numbered around five thousand, including locals and blended races. In 1579, the Portuguese fabricated a port on the banks of the Hooghly, and in addition a stronghold, and enrolled the administrations of a band of Augustinian Friars, at that point the biggest religious body in Goa. The next year, Captain Pedro Taes acquired the head's full authorization to lecture the Catholic confidence freely, and erect houses of worship.