Don Bosco Shrine

Pilgrimage

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Distance (From MLSLG): 3 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 30 Mins

Place Location: Close To Ramakrishna Mission Ashram

Transportation Options: Cab

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 3 km from Cherrapunji Bus Stand, Don Bosco Shrine is a catholic church located in Cherrapunji, Meghalaya. Situated close to Ramakrishna Mission, it is one of the popular places of pilgrimage in Meghalaya and among the best places to visit in Cherrapunji.

The Don Bosco Church is dedicated to the saint Don Bosco. This is one of the biggest shrines as well as the popular attraction in Cherrapunji as it houses the relics of the Don Bosco saint. The construction of the shrine began two years after the canonization of Don Bosco. There were various reasons for which the work of this shrine was stopped. Difficulties of transportation, climate and finally World War II made the progress very slow. The building of the Shrine, which is 150 m in length and 50 m in breadth, was completed only in 1952. Since 1952 numerous pilgrims have visited the Shrine of Don Bosco every year.

Timings: 9 AM - 4 PM