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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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  • I spent ages here just soaking up the atmosphere and the history. Just sit in the church in the quiet...the tooting from the road in the background, the flutter of pigeons in the rafters. You can almo...  more »
  • Good place to immerse yourself in history, and reflections on history. From the Black Hole of Calcutta memorial ( sadly so close to a car park) to the history of the Church building and design taken f...  more »
  • If you are looking for a place to calm your mind, then this is the one. Peaceful environment. Beautiful architecture.  more »
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  • Probably one of the oldest buildings in Kolkata. You will find graves of eminent people including the wife of Lord Canning and Job Charnock. This is a very quiet place and you need to pay Rs 10 to enter. But Photography is allowed. This place is somewhat forgotten to today's people and is a must for Photographers.
  • The historical place . Several history's peacefully laying under Graves. Inside is as peaceful as clean heart of some honest person.
  • The first cathedral church this place is must visit if you are touring the city. Second Rohilla War Monument, Black Hole Monument, Tomb of Job Charnock and many more interesting memorials present inside.
  • The history of the English is here.A must place to visit to know how the English lived in Kolkata.The first English Cathedral.You can see Warren Hastings chamber.Vice Admiral Watts memorial is here.So is Job Charnock 's.Bibi Johnson who lived through 4 husbands died at ripe age of 87 has memorial here.
  • Excellent church to feel eternal love and peace. The famous church is located centrally to be viewed from normal traffic. Good place and good atmosphere.

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