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Central Baptist Church

Located on the main Chandni Chowk road opposite Gurdwara Sisganj before Bhai Mati Das Cjowk or Fountain chowk is Central Baptist Church in Delhi. The first of its kind in North India, Central Baptist Church in Delhi was erected as a symbol of Christian activities.

In the latter half of the 18th century, the Baptist Missionary society (BMS), London, bought a few acres of land near the Red fort. The Central Baptist Church in Delhi was erected here a few years later in the year 1814. This age-old church exemplifies fine traits of European architecture. The southern entrance of church is marked by a series of arches supported on thick heavy circular columns. Similarly huge verandahs with semi-circular colonnades are distinguished features of the other two sides. The church is well preserved with its colorful designs and intricate carvings. However, the roof of the church has been refurbished with stones and iron beams and shafts. Plaques are engraved on the walls of the church commemorating the services of the devotees who served the church for their entire life. The church also encloses a primary school. One of the must see spots in Old Delhi is the Central Baptist Church in Delhi.

Annual Events:

The first Baptist church in Delhi was erected as a part of the activities of Christian missionaries of spreading Christianity. Devotees throng the holy edifice of the Central Baptist Church in Delhi every Sunday. Prayers are held on Sundays. Devotees offer silent prayers. They feel in unison with the Lord Almighty. Choirs and suppers are held frequently. The Central Baptist Church in Delhi is worth a visit during the annual events. The annual events in Central Baptist Church in Delhi make for a memorable experience.

Annual events in Central Baptist Church in Delhi is celebrated with much gusto, pomp and splendor. The church is adorned in rich opulence on such occasions. People participate in the colorful festivities. Forgetti8ng their past sorrows people indulge in unrestrained merrymaking. All annual festivals of the Christians are observed with color and vibrancy. A host of social and cultural programmes are held throughout the year. The annual events in Central Baptist Church in Delhi make for a grand occasion. The joyful festivities fade into dull gloom with the devotees yearning to indulge in the events in the following year.

Fast - Facts:

Location:

Situated on the main Chandni chowk road opposite Gurdwara Sisganj, the holy edifice of the Sikhs is the Central Baptist Church.

Built By: Christian missionaries 

When was it was built: 1814 Special Feature: The church has a primary school within its premises.  

Nearby Tourist Attractions:

Gurdwara Sisganj, Sunehri Masjid, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk, Salimgarh Fort, Kashmeri Gate, St James Church, Dara Shikoh Library, Lothian Cemetery, and Rajghat   

How to Reach:

Tourists can avail local buses from various stops in the city. Auto-rickshaws, taxis and metro can be availed of to reach this spot in South Delhi.

Nearest International Airport: Indira Gandhi International Airport

Nearest Metro Station: Delhi Main

Nearest Railway Station: Old Delhi Railway Station

Best Time to Visit: On Sundays. Open on other days, only on request.

Nearby Attractions:

Central Baptist Church in Delhi was the first Baptist Church to be erected in North India by the Christian missionaries. This major tourist spot attracts devotees in droves. Serenity and tranquility of the church is replicated in the nearby tourist attractions of Central Baptist Church in Delhi. A visit to the Central Baptist Church in Delhi and its nearby tourist attractions make for a wholesome experience. The nearby tourist attractions of Central Baptist Church in Delhi are Gurdwara Sisganj, Sunehri Masjid, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk, Salimgarh Fort, Kashmeri Gate, St James Church, Dara Shikoh Library, Lothian Cemetery, and Rajghat.  

Gurdwara Sisganj-

Situated on the main Chandni Chowk road, opposite Baptist church is one of the revered sites of the Sikhs Gurdwara Sisganj. The gurudwara was erected in the memory of Guru Tegh Bahadur, the ninth guru of the Sikhs who was beheaded on orders of the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb, because he defied the emperor’s dictate of renouncing the Hindu releigion. He was cremated here in 1675.  

Sunehri Masjid-

Located outside the southwestern corner of Delhi Gate of Red Fort, opposite the Netaji Subhash Park is the spectacular Sunehri Masjid. The mosque encloses a prayer hall and is supported by two minarets. Jama Masjid-Built in sandstone and white marble this awe-inspiring piece of architecture was built during the reign of Shah Jahan.  

Chandni Chowk-

A major shopping centre of Delhi, was once thronged by merchants from Turkey, China and Holland. Salimgarh Fort-Salim shah, son of Afghan ruler Sher Shar Suri started building the fort. The British kept a lot of prisoners. Now it houses INA uniforms and personal belongings.  

Kashmeri Gate-

An old gate of Shahjanabad.  

St James Church-

Built by James Skinner, this beautiful church is said to be modeled on St. Paul’s church and the church of Venice.  

Dara Shikoh Library-

It was built by Shah Jahan’s son Dara Shukoh who was renowned for his religious tolerance and all inclusive approach.  

Lothian Cemetery-

The first British Cemetery in Delhi.  

Rajghat-

Raj Ghat is a home to the memorial of the father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi.

You can pamper your taste buds with sumptuous cuisines at nearby places to eat. Karim Hotel, Ghantewala sweet shop, food stalls near Jama Masjid, Paranthewali gali, Natraj hotel, Chor Bizarre of Broadway Hotel, Daryaganj's Flora, Peshwari, Moti Mahal Restaurant, Worker's canteen of Inter-State Bus terminal and many roadside food stalls offer delectable delicacies and refreshment.

The nearby shopping centers are Chandni Chowk, Nai Sarak, Chor bazaar Daryaganj book market (on Sunday) and Chatta Chowk in Red Fort.






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