St. John in the Wilderness is an Anglican church which was originally dedicated to John the Baptist. This church was built in the year 1852. This is located near Dharamshala, India, enroute to McLeodGanj, at Forsyth Gunj.
The church is set up in the middle of beautiful natural surroundings which comprises of Deodar forest. The architecture of the church is in neo-Gothic architecture. The church is very prominently known for windows which are made up of Belgian stained-glass windows, these were donated by Lady Elgin, the wife of Lord Elgin. The bell of the church was destroyed during the earthquake of 1905 which occurred in Kangra, and almost 19,800 people lost their lives. This bell was later built in the year 1915 by Mears and Stainbank, was originally carried from England and then placed outside in the compound of the church.
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|Entry Fee||no entry fee |
|Timings||All days of the week except Sunday 7:00 AM - 6:30 PM Sun 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM |
|Visit Duration||30 minutes to 1 hour |