Christ Church Shimla

Overview

When you are in Shimla and you are seeing silhouette visible from very far away, probably this is the Christ church. Located near the iconic Mall Road, this church is the second oldest church in North India next to St. John Church of Meerut. This church is famous in every field. Everything this place offers suits the tourist. The View of the site from inside and outside both is just amazing.

 

 

Why it is Famous?

Christ Church is famous for history, Architecture, Shopping, Worship, and Peace. The history of this place goes beyond the independence of India. It was designed by J. T. Boileau. Created in the year of 1844 this church is made to offers prayers by British Christian community living and ruling here in India.  It took approximately 50000 rupees and more than 10 years to complete the construction of this iconic church.

 

Christ Church Shimla

 

 

Recommendations - Do’s and Don’ts

As this place is a place of worship, wear clothes accordingly. Do not carry prohibited items inside the church. It is also not allowed to sit ideally inside the church and doing other things like Using mobile phones instead of Praying. Put the Mobile on silent mode or switch off mode while entering Christ church.

 

 

Famous Restaurant

Shimla is a paradise for food lovers. All types of food restaurants along with street food vendors make this place a good destination for food Lovers. Some of them are as follows:-

  • Hideout Cafe- Famous for closest location and nice staff, this place offers delicious food.
  • Domino’s Pizza- This restaurant is a world-famous chain of its Pizza and other American foods. Enjoy the best in class American foods at this restaurant.
  • Alfa Restaurant- A very cheap and nice place to eat near the church, this food outlet offers all types of food.

 

 

Where to Stay

All types of hotels and motel facilities are available around the area. Some of them are listed below:

  • Hotel Surya
  • Hotel Willow Banks
  • Radisson Jass Hotel
  • The Oaktree House

 

 

Timings

  • Sunday : 08:00 am to 06:00 pm
  • Monday : 08:00 am to 06:00 pm
  • Tuesday : 08:00 am to 06:00 pm
  • Wednesday : 08:00 am to 06:00 pm
  • Thursday : 08:00 am to 06:00 pm
  • Friday : 08:00 am to 06:00 pm
  • Saturday : 08:00 am to 06:00 pm

Timings are subject to change. You will be automatically booked into a time slot as part of the check out process. Please visit the official website to confirm the time slot before your visit.

 

How to Reach

  • By Taxi : Christ Church is located in a hill station, Shimla. Taking private Taxis is the best way to come and roam around the city and visit various attractions including the Christian church.
  • By Flight : There is no/less direct flight connectivity from Shimla to the rest of India. In the year of 2017, a new Airport is constructed approx 14 km away from Shimla but flight operations are not frequent. The nearest busy airport is Chandigarh which is approx 115 Km away. Chandigarh is connected with flights to almost every part of India directly or indirectly. After that, you need various other means of road transport to reach the place.
  • By Train : It won't take more than 2 minutes to reach Christ Church from Shimla Railway Station. It is only 2 km away from the church. You can hire a cab or go by walking as per your choice.

 

Ticket Pricing

  • Entry Fee : Free

Things to Do

Viewing the Church from Ridge Side: Located at one end of the ridge you can not miss this structure from that side. Spent some time sitting in the ridge area and enjoy the beauty of the church.

Visiting in Night: The nightlife in and around the church is just awesome. The good lighting from outside the church attracts many tourists at night. The church is more beautiful at night than in the day.

Iconic Architecture like Taj Mahal: The exterior shine of this church and one of the seventh wonders of the world (The Taj Mahal) is the same. This is also made by white marble and can be seen from far away

Shopping: The location of any tourist attraction makes it first in the list of visiting places in Shimla. As this is located near Mall road, so many options for shopping including window shopping are available for tourists.

Worship and Peace: Worship at the church and sit on the ridge and enjoy your own time. It will rejuvenate you for further exploration of Shimla city.

Address

Ridge To US Club, The Mall, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 171001

FAQs

Christ Church is famous for its heavenly location. The history of this place goes beyond the independence of India. It was designed by J. T. Boileau. Created in the year 1844, this church was made to offers prayers by British Christian community living and ruling here in India.  It took approximately 50000 rupees and more than 10 years to complete the construction of this iconic church.
It all depends individually. If you want to explore in detail then you can opt for the Guide otherwise there is no need to have a guide for this place. It’s a self-explaining place.
The church is special in terms that it contains five fine stained glass windows. It represents the Christian virtues of Hope, Faith, Charity, Patience, Fortitude, and Humility.
Viewing the Church from Ridge Side: - Located at one end of the ridge you can not miss this structure from that side. Spent some time sitting in ridge area and enjoy the beauty of church. Visiting in Night: - The night life in and around the church is just an awesome. The good lighting from outside the church attracts many tourists in night. The church is more beautiful in night than in day. Iconic Architecture like Taj Mahal: - The exterior shine of this church and One of the seventh wonder of the world (The Taj Mahal) is same. This is also made by white marble and can be seen from far away Shopping: - Location of any tourist attraction makes it first in the list of visiting place in Shimla. As this is located near Mall road, so many options for shopping including window shopping are available for tourist. Worship and Peace:- Worship at the church and sit on the ridge and enjoy your own time. It will rejuvenate you for further exploring of Shimla city.
Usually the church opens at 8.00 am to 6.00 pm the tourist can come and visit the place at their suitable time but before 9 pm sharply.
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