Mount Mary Church is one of the ancient basilicas located in Mumbai, dedicated to 'Virgin Mary'. Find out more about Mount Mary Church, things to do, nearby places and how to reach.

Mount Mary Church

Location: Mt. Mary's Road, Near Bandstand, Bandra West, Mumbai
Historical Importance: This church was destroyed in 1738 AD and then rebuilt in 1761 AD.
Things To Do/Activities: You can attend festive activities during 'Bandra Fair' and offer prayers at the church.
Nearby Places: : Father Agnel Church, Jogger's Park

Mount Mary Church Mumbai
Mount Mary Church is a Roman Catholic Church, dedicated to 'Virgin Mary', situated in Mumbai. This ancient church, built in 1640 and then rebuilt in 1761, is also known as 'The Basilica of Our Lady of the Mount'. What makes this church even more beautiful is that it is sited on top of a hill known as 'Sunderban Bandra', which overlooks the mighty Arabian Sea. It is believed that the church has unbelievable healing powers and for this reason, the church is herded by devotees every day. Some also say that those who sincerely pray at the Mount Mary Church often get their wishes fulfilled. The 'Bandra Fair' or the 'Feast of Mount Mary' is a week-long celebration held every September at the Mount Mary Church. Tourists from all over the world who visit Mumbai always make sure to visit this popular church while in the city.

Things To Do
  • People who suffer from any disease bring wax figures depicting their illnesses to the Mount Mary Church in the hope that they would be cured. For example, a person with a broken leg will bring a wax figure of a leg.
  • The week of the 'Bandra Fair' or the 'Feast of Mount Mary', which is held in September, is a perfect time to visit Mount Mary Church as it is completely decorated.
  • One can shop for religious artefacts, innovatively shaped candles, wax figures of Virgin Mary or even buy Goan sweets from the various stalls outside the church. 
The structure of Mount Mary Church is inspired by British style of architecture. This church is admired for being positioned on top a hill 80m above sea level that overlooks the Arabian Sea. But its structure, which is over 100 years old, looks even more beautiful with its scenic surroundings. One can never forget the amazing view of this church especially when the sun sets. Within the church, one can see the 16th century statue of 'Our Lady'.

Nearby Places
'Father Agnel' is another church sited on Carter Road, close to Mount Mary Church. The famous Jogger's Park is also situated in Bandra and is a must-visit for all tourists. You can also explore Linking Road, which is a perfect flea market for shopping.

How To Reach
By Road
Many buses are available from the city that will stop near Mount Mary Church. One can also hire taxis or auto-rickshaws to reach the church easily.

By Rail
One can board a local train from the city to reach Mount Mary Church. Bandra Station is the nearest station to the church.

Mount Mary Church is devoted to 'Virgin Mary', who is believed to fulfil the wishes of both Christians as well as Non-Christians. This church is very popular in Mumbai and is visited by people from all over the world. One can get a spectacular view of sunsets from this church. During the 'Bandra Fair', several festive activities are held at the Mount Mary Church making it all the more glorious for the tourists.