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St John Church in Dharamshala

An Anglican church, St John in the Wilderness or simply St John church is one of the popular tourist attractions in the region that one must not miss visiting. Built  amidst deodar forests in the year 1852, the renowned church boasts of a Neo-Gothic architectural style. Highlighting part about the architecture is that it houses Belgian stained glass windows, that give it a certain degree of European look. These famed glass windows were donated to the church authorities by wife of British viceroy Lord Elgin.

Dedicated to Baptist St John, the wonderful church is just 8 km from the main town of Dharamshala. The beautiful architecture of the church plus the enchanting Kangra valley with its green foliage surrounding it, leaves the visitors spellbound. Right beside the church, there lies a graveyard which was built to bury British residents who died in the devastating 1905 Kangra valley earthquake.