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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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  • The first parish of Kolkata is notable for historical memories which is related: the land on which it is built, the graves around the headstones commemorate the Imperial era
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  • This neo-classical style church is in my opinion the most beautiful of Kolkata. I visited under the guidance of a local guide. Nothing has changed here, even the mahogany furniture office. In the Park, visit interesting monuments of colonial times, including that of Lord Charnock, who would be the founder of the British trip to Kolkata. I enjoyed the charm of these places.
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  • This church is very famous in the Kolkata. There is very big hall for prayer and you will enjoy the peaceful environment there and it is very attractive for everyone.  more »
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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.