July 10, 2011

St. John's Church - Kolkata, India

St. John's Church, located at Council House Street near Maidan area of Kolkata city in India, is not only an important tourist site but also a historically important church. Only few know that this church which resembles the Greek architecture, is one of the first Anglican churches of India.

St. John's Church, which was built in 1787, houses a beautiful cemetry. This cemetry contains the tombs of many notable persons including Job Charnock, the founder of Kolkata city. The controversial monument commemorating those who died during 'Black Hole of Kolkata' is also located in this church.

The church having the artistically beautiful dome and beautiful sculptures should not be missed by any traveller. It is unfortunate that the church is neglected by the local people of Kolkata and you can find hardly anyone inside the church nowadays.

Happy travelling.


Fast Facts:
Site Name: St. John's Church
Site Type: Church
Location:  Kolkata city, West Bengal state, India 
Highlights: 
One of the most important tourist sites in Kolkata, Monument of 'Black hole of Kolkata'; Tomb of Job Charnock
Nearest Railway Station: Kolkata - well connected from the cities/towns all over India
Nearest Airport: Kolkata has both national and international airports
How to reach: Easily reachable from Kolkata
Hotel: Many star hotels, luxury hotels/resorts, and budget hotels are available in Kolkata
Restaurants: All options - vegetarian, non-vegetarian, Chinese, South Indian, Gujarati, North Indian, Punjabi,....- you can find everything in Kolkata city





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