St John Church Macleodganj, Himachal Pradesh

The St John Church in Mcleodganj is quite a famous tourist spot in and around the holidaying destination of Dharamshala in Kangra District of Himachal Pradesh. Before coming to that let’s get to know the town better. Very few places are there in India that has a community that rich in religious harmony. Yes you will find many places that have a church, a monastery, a mosque and a temple but finding the community with warmth of brotherhood is very rare. Such is the spiritual tinsel town of Macleod Ganj in Dharamshala. The natural beauty, the loving society and the history of this land makes the town a must visit for anyone and everyone.

The Saint John Church in MacLeod Ganj is more popularly known as the “John In The Wilderness” Church. This is because the church is built amidst a deodar tree forest among the clouds. The church was established by the Anglican Communion during the British Raj era. The Viceroy of the India under the British Sovereign Rule, Lord Elgin promoted this church. His tomb lies in this place. Apart from this the Saint John Church in MacLeod Ganj is quite an architectural marvel. Built on neo-gothic designs, this holy sanctum is like a fort with a signature bell tower. The calamity on the land has left the church into ruins but the elegance of this Baptist shrine is holier than ever. You will visit this church as a sightseeing spot of Dharamshala. Purge your burdening emotions inside the church and rejuvenate your soul with the view of the mystical landscapes outside it.

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St John Church of Macleod Ganj open at 06:00 AM to 07:00 PM - All Days

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