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St. John's Church, Kolkata (Calcutta)
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Find out about the history and religion of the British in Hindustan through St. John's Church, the third-oldest church in India. The church, first being a cathedral, was among the first objects commissioned by the East India Company, after Kolkata became the capital of British India. See the tall columns which frame the temple on its sides, the floor made of a rare marble with blue-grey color, and large stained glass windows which allow the sunlight to be filtered in colors, adding to the atmosphere of reverence and tranquility. Observe the burial sites of famous British governor and merchant families. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to St. John's Church by using our Kolkata (Calcutta) trip generator.
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  • During a guided tour, we visited this beautiful church. Also here is the peace and quiet in the otherwise bustling Kolkata.
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  • Most people in Kolkata are aware of St.Paul's cathedral, which is definitely a must see. But not just commoners, the traffic guards in Esplanade also have no clue about this monument. Get to Esplanade...  more »
  • Lovely old church set in a garden with a number of other monuments. Has a beautiful and vibrant Zoffany painting of The Last Supper 
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  • Very nice Church in the heart of the city. You will get a feel of relax of mind and a tour of history.
  • Quiet and peaceful place. The church was built by the East India Company when Calcutta was the capital of India. It really feels very calm to sit down here for sometime and just gaze upon the beauty of the church.
  • Nice and beautiful Church which must be visit durin stay in Kolkata,surounded by street hawkers difficult to find.
  • This church was built in British Raj. Very nice historic place to visit again and again.
  • One of the oldest church in Kolkata.