Best time to visitJune to September
Open hoursAll the days of the week from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Things to doSoak in the serenity
BudgetFree of charge
Best MonthsAll year
Traveller TypesFamilies, Couples
Rank7 out of 80 attractions in Shimla
Found at the Ridge, this church was built sometime between 1846 and 1857and is the oldest church in all of North India. The church was designed by Colonel J.T Boileau and had a clock tower recently added in 1860. A new porch followed in 1873. This church stands to remind one of the developments brought about during the British Raj and is symbolic of the marvelous architectural feats of the era. The place is done up in a neo-Gothic style and one is sure to pay a visit here to spend some moments in prayer.
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Reviews • 5
A loose walk on the mall towards viceregal lodge at the end of the day was soothing. The most happening area is The Ridge in front of Shimla christ Church, which is shown in most of bollywood movies as a postcard place for Shimla.
More than religious facts this church is famous as a face of Shimla. A beautiful Architecture shows the richness level of British Era in India.
It is located at the Ridge road and is said to be the second oldest church of North India. The stained window glasses represent faith, hope, charity and patience.
The beautiful church is the second largest church in Northern India built in the year 1857 in neo-gothic style to serve the Anglican British Community of the ancient times. It is located on the ridge which is in the heart of Shimla. The church holds the stained glass windows depicting faith, hope, charity, fortitude, patience and humility in it with a splendid appearance. The church is one of the most sacred places in Shimla and thus it attracts numerous tourists. The church is truly an architectural legacy of the British that still outshines in the hill station. So I went inside with my parents to seek blessings from the almighty. I was feeling so calm that for a while I felt like sitting in heaven.
This is the second oldest church of North India, built in 1857 during British Colonial times. This is the perfect example of architectural influence of the British raaj in India. A very peaceful place, with little whispers and occasional Church Bells, it's a nice getaway from the hustle of the city. The prayers are conducted both in Hindi and English, and since it was Christmas time, the beauty of the place was worth it.