Visit the second oldest church in North India

Christ Church in Shimla

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Jan - Dec

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2-4 Days

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Rs. 4,838

Address

Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India 
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About Christ Church in Shimla

Christ Church in Shimla is the second oldest church in all of India, and is constructed in the Neo- Gothic style. It is located on the area known as The Ridge in Shimla, and is a popular tourist spot apart from being a revered place of worship. Towards the night the church is lit up in a beautiful way, but during Christmas and Easter celebrations, it is decorated like a bride about to walk down the aisle. Midnight mass is also held here, and prayer services are held in both Hindi and English.

History of Christ Church

As a huge flock of Britishers and Anglo-Indians,, who were followers of Christanity, were residing in Shimla during the British Raj, thy requested the government to build a church. Hence, the construction of the Christ Church started in the year 1846. And, it took around 11 years to erect this church. Since then, it became a prime attraction to explore in Shimla.    

Attractions of Christ Church

With its Neo-Gatholic style, the architecture of Chrish Church is quite glorious in appearance. The most striking features of this architectural marvel are its windows, which are decked with brass plaques and colored glasses. Moreover, these windows represent hope, faith, charity, patience, humility, and fortitude. Besides that, the 90 feet towers, five tubular bells, and a clock are also quite an attraction. While, as the church is decorated with lights at night, it looks even more stunning. Apart from that, there is Christ Church Library located next to the church. Constructed by James Ransome in the year 1910, this library boasts an amazing collection of books and ancient scriptures.   

People who visit Christ Church in Shimla can take somewhere from 1 to 2 hours to explore it. The church has a beautiful vantage point from where there are several gorgeous views available to gloat over. There are a plethora of other attractions also, so as to let people spend some blissful time there.

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      Some of the hotels are good but locations are not easily accessible particularly when there are aged tourists with you. As for New Delhi hotels, please check with the hotel authorities whether they really meet star standards. For example, Good Luck hotel at Delhi does not fulfil the standards of a three star hotel. They don't even have plates to serve the food. Manali Hotel was the best. Hotel at Shimla was very co-operative and extended all possible assistance. On the way back, New Delhi hotel was very good. In all the hotels, except Good Luck, the staff members were very helpful.
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      Dibrugarh, 14 hours ago

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      Overall had a good experience except that the hotel provided to us at Manali was not as good as in Shimla. Also it took much more time communicating between all cities than mentioned in itenery like it took more than 10 hrs from Delhi to Shimla, more than 11 hrs from Shimla to Manali and more than 16 hrs from Manali to Delhi. It should have been mentioned beforehand. Our driver took us to a apple orchard near Manali which was very nice.
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      Delhi, 16 hours ago

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      We had a wonderful and beautiful moments to cherished. The agent we got contacted to was Samriti who was ever ready to answer all our questions and clrify our doubts patiently right from the very beginning like going through the different tour packages, inclusion and exclusion of more member to our team, payment issue and all. We feel lucky that she was there. The driver was from Karnal who was very good nad cool. The hotel in Shimla was nice. But the one in Manali was a little bit below our expectation. We had a great moment tht we will fondly cherished since it was our first family tour and nicely arranged by the Agent. Thank you Travel Triangle.Thank youAgent Samriti. Thank you Driver. Hoping to have another journey with traveltriangle soon
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      Esi Rengsi

      New delhi, 18 hours ago

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      We had a wonderful and beautiful moments to cherished. The agent we got contacted to was Samriti who was ever ready to answer all our questions and clrify our doubts patiently right from the very beginning like going through the different tour packages, inclusion and exclusion of more member to our team, payment issue and all. We feel lucky that she was there. The driver was from Karnal who was very good nad cool. The hotel in Shimla was nice. But the one in Manali was a little bit below our expectation. We had a great moment tht we will fondly cherished since it was our first family tour and nicely arranged by the Agent. Thank you Travel Triangle.Thank youAgent Samriti. Thank you Driver. Hoping to have another journey with traveltriangle soon
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      New delhi, 18 hours ago

    • Trip to Shimla

      We had a wonderful and beautiful moments to cherished. The agent we got contacted to was Samriti who was ever ready to answer all our questions and clrify our doubts patiently right from the very beginning like going through the different tour packages, inclusion and exclusion of more member to our team, payment issue and all. We feel lucky that she was there. The driver was from Karnal who was very good nad cool. The hotel in Shimla was nice. But the one in Manali was a little bit below our expectation. We had a great moment tht we will fondly cherished since it was our first family tour and nicely arranged by the Agent. Thank you Travel Triangle.Thank youAgent Samriti. Thank you Driver. Hoping to have another journey with traveltriangle soon
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      New delhi, 18 hours ago

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      We had a wonderful and beautiful moments to cherished. The agent we got contacted to was Samriti who was ever ready to answer all our questions and clrify our doubts patiently right from the very beginning like going through the different tour packages, inclusion and exclusion of more member to our team, payment issue and all. We feel lucky that she was there. The driver was from Karnal who was very good nad cool. The hotel in Shimla was nice. But the one in Manali was a little bit below our expectation. We had a great moment tht we will fondly cherished since it was our first family tour and nicely arranged by the Agent. Thank you Travel Triangle.Thank youAgent Samriti. Thank you Driver. Hoping to have another journey with traveltriangle soon
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      New delhi, 18 hours ago

    • Trip to Shimla

      We had a wonderful and beautiful moments to cherished. The agent we got contacted to was Samriti who was ever ready to answer all our questions and clrify our doubts patiently right from the very beginning like going through the different tour packages, inclusion and exclusion of more member to our team, payment issue and all. We feel lucky that she was there. The driver was from Karnal who was very good nad cool. The hotel in Shimla was nice. But the one in Manali was a little bit below our expectation. We had a great moment tht we will fondly cherished since it was our first family tour and nicely arranged by the Agent. Thank you Travel Triangle.Thank youAgent Samriti. Thank you Driver. Hoping to have another journey with traveltriangle soon
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      Esi Rengsi

      New delhi, 18 hours ago

    • Trip to Shimla

      We had a wonderful and beautiful moments to cherished. The agent we got contacted to was Samriti who was ever ready to answer all our questions and clrify our doubts patiently right from the very beginning like going through the different tour packages, inclusion and exclusion of more member to our team, payment issue and all. We feel lucky that she was there. The driver was from Karnal who was very good nad cool. The hotel in Shimla was nice. But the one in Manali was a little bit below our expectation. We had a great moment tht we will fondly cherished since it was our first family tour and nicely arranged by the Agent. Thank you Travel Triangle.Thank youAgent Samriti. Thank you Driver. Hoping to have another journey with traveltriangle soon
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      Esi Rengsi

      New delhi, 18 hours ago

    • Trip to Shimla

      We had a wonderful and beautiful moments to cherished. The agent we got contacted to was Samriti who was ever ready to answer all our questions and clrify our doubts patiently right from the very beginning like going through the different tour packages, inclusion and exclusion of more member to our team, payment issue and all. We feel lucky that she was there. The driver was from Karnal who was very good nad cool. The hotel in Shimla was nice. But the one in Manali was a little bit below our expectation. We had a great moment tht we will fondly cherished since it was our first family tour and nicely arranged by the Agent. Thank you Travel Triangle.Thank youAgent Samriti. Thank you Driver. Hoping to have another journey with traveltriangle soon
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      Esi Rengsi

      New delhi, 18 hours ago

    • Trip to Shimla

      Driver was not interested to go to places we deserved.. Shimla hotel was worst... Manali
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      Andhra pradesh, 18 hours ago

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    Visitors can not take photographs inside the church. However, there is no restriction of taking pictures of the building from outside.

    It is the second oldest church in North India. It is primarily famous for its neo-Gothic architectural style and five stunning stained glass windows.

    Visitors are allowed between 9 AM and 6 PM on all days except Mondays
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