Christ Church

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    Location: Mall Rd, Lakkar Bazar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, 171001, India

    Estimated Visiting Time: 2 hours.

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    Christ Church is famous for its history, architecture, shopping, worship, and peace.  The history of this place is beyond the independence of India.  This is JT.  Bole was also designed.  Built in 1844, the church was built for the prayers of the British Christian community living and ruling here in India.  The construction of this iconic church cost around Rs 50,000 and took more than 10 years.


    If you want to spend some time between peace and spirituality, Shimla Christ Church may be the best place to visit.  Located at Ridge, Christ Church is the second oldest church in North India and has become a popular tourist destination in Shimla for holidays of all ages.  It is a tourist attraction on the Shimla tour. Widely known for its magnificent architecture, the church offers a great view from its vantage point and a perfect base for history camouflage and architecture lovers to make your visit an unforgettable experience.


    Christ church in shimla shot against a cloudy sky during a beautiful morning.

    During British rule in India, the area around the church was occupied by a huge swarm of British and Anglo-Indians.  Since they were followers of Christianity, they asked the government to build a shrine for them. Thus, in 1844, the construction of the Christ Church began. The church was officially licensed on October 11, 1846, to conduct the Divine Discipleship Service, although it became the perfect symbol of devotion on January 10, 1857. When you are in Shimla and you see the silhouette visible from afar, it is probably the Church of Christ. Located near Iconic Mall Road, this church is the second oldest church in North India, next to St. John’s Church in Meerut.  This church is famous in every case.  Everything this place has to offer is perfect for tourists.  The view of the site from both inside and outside is simply amazing.

    Inside/Outside Views

    People roaming around on the ridge in shimla with the christ church in the background.

    With neo-Gothic style architecture, the Church of Christ has redefined beauty in its own unique way. Although the interior is quite simple and straightforward, the most interesting feature of this religious place is its five windows that attract tourists from all over the world.

    Windows are made of stained glass and represent the qualities of patience, humility, faith, hope, patience, and charity.  In addition, the height of Christ Church is about 90 feet and the architectural wonders are decorated by 5 tubular clocks and a clock.  There are also many paintings that depict the life story of Jesus Christ.  The building looks gleaming at night, as seen during Christmas and Easter celebrations.

    Opening Hours

    Opening And Closing time 

    1. Monday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm 
    2. Tuesday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm 
    3. Wednesday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm 
    4. Thursday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm 
    5. Friday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm 
    6. Saturday  8:00 am – 6:00 pm
    7. Sunday Close

    Entry & Others Fees

    There is no entrance fee.

    How to Reach

    Since Christ Church is located in the heart of the hill country, it maintains good transportation connections from all parts of the city.  If you are located near Mall Road or The Ridge in Simla, choose to go on foot.  You can also choose a private bus or a local taxi to get to your destination.  Christ Church is a few minutes’ walks from the Shimla US Club and just 3.6 kilometers from the city center.

        Distance from Shimla Railway Station: 1.99 km

        Distance from nearest bus stand: 1.2km

    By Road: Christ Church is located on a hill station in Shimla.  The best way to get around the city and visit various attractions, including the Christian Church, is to take a private taxi.

    By Air: There is no direct/low-flight connection from Shimla to other parts of India.  Although a new airport was built about 14 km from Shimla in 2017, flight activities are not frequent.  The nearest busiest airport is Chandigarh which is about 114 km away.  Chandigarh is directly or indirectly connected to Biman in almost every region of India.  After that, you need various other means of road transport to reach the place.

    By train: It doesn’t take more than 2 minutes to reach Christchurch from Shimla Railway Station.  It is only 2 km away from the church.  You can rent a cab or walk to your liking.

    Tips for Travellers

    You should take a small bag Where you can carry all your essential things of yours.


    Que-01: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: Yes, it is safe to visit.

    Que-02: Is photography allowed in this place?

    Ans: No, it is not allowed inside the place.

    Que-03: Why is Christ Church Shimla Well Known?

    Ans:  Christ Church is well known for its heavenly position. The history of this place goes beyond India’s independence. This is JT. Bole was also designed. Built-in 1844, this church was built for prayer by the British Christian community living and ruling here in India.  The construction of this iconic church cost around Rs 50,000 and took more than 10 years.

    Que-04:  Do I really need a guide for my trip to Shimla?

    Ans: It all depends on the individual.  If you want to explore in detail you can choose the guide otherwise no guide is needed for this place.  This is a place of self-interpretation.

    Que-05:  What is the specialty of Christ Church Shimla?

    Ans:  The church is particularly special in that it has five finely stained glass windows.  It represents the Christian qualities of hope, faith, generosity, patience, forbearance, and humility.

    We wish you all the best for your journey. Happy Travel!!!

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