We reach quite early so we decided to visit nearby places and we found one old church "St. Jhon In The Wilderness church" of British era with a beautiful garden in its yard built in 1852.
At a height of 5800 feet above sea level, sits an architectural marvel built in 1852 AD. It is next to the Anglican Church of St. John in the wilderness and is the burial ground of British lives lost in an earthquake in Mcleod Ganj. The church is built in Gothic style with Belgian stained-glass windows, and is a definite masterpiece.Owned by: Church of North IndiaQuirky Quotient: Famous British Viceroy Lord Elgin who died in 1863, rests here. Surrounded by tall pine and coniferous trees this cemetery is known for its tranquil beauty, Gothic feel and the horses that come to graze here every morning.
This is one part of our journey where I want to stop my pen for a while, think a little deeper, feel a bit more, perhaps the same way as it felt when I was actually there. This place is like a meditation centre. It's an architectural solace. A simple small church amidst jungle, 20min walk from McLeodGanj. Must visit place in McLeodGanj. I am in love with this place.Places to eat :MCllo Restaurant-Best place to enjoy North Indian food.Tibet kitchen - for best Thupkkas, Momos and Noodles in McLeodGanj. This place is pocket friendly but yes, staff is little less bothered.Crape Diem- for enjoying freshly made Pizza with amazing mountain view.Seed Cafe- for Pancakes and cheesy LasagnaCafe Illiterati- go there for a perfect combination of food, books and Charming ambience.Moonpeak thali - famous for its Kadhi but I think it's too much overrated.Jimmy Italian kitchen - You can enjoy any food here like Pasta, Gnocchi and Shakes. It doesn't burn a hole in your pocket.Best Time to visit McLeodGanj :September to June.Don't Forget to Checkout my 6 Days itinerary for Kerala - CLICK HERE#Exotic#Nature#Trekking#Triund#Mcleodganj#Paradise#Budget#Couple@Himanchal
Next on the itinerary was 'The church of St. John in the Wilderness', set amidst deodar trees, built in 1852. It's beautiful stained glass windows and the neo-gothic structure makes it quite unique. It is way more beautiful than in the pictures and I was very happy to visit it. Just need to take permission if clicking pictures inside.
Our next stop was the "Church of St.John in the Wilderness", which was unfortunately closed at the time. The church was built in the honour of St. John the Baptist and is the most ancient structure of the town. The 165 year old church is like a Gothic stone shrine, made completely out of grey stone. Lord James Bruce the Viceroy and Governor General of India, who passed away in 1863 was also buried near the church. His wife Mary Lousia built a memorial in his remembrance.