One of the oldest churches in India, the Christ Church in Shimla is the second oldest church in North India, following Meerut. Following a neo-gothic architectural style, the church took 13 years for completion and was consecrated in the year 1857. A century and a half later, the church still stands tall and majestic, becoming a major tourist attraction and a place of religious significance. The church houses some intricate designs and paintings that depict the life of Jesus Christ. The church became more popular after it featured in movies like 3 Idiots and Black. It’s a haven for photographers.
Location: Mall Rd, Lakkar Bazar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
Known for: Its Heritage, Architecture and for being the second oldest church in North India
How to reach: The Christ Church is a prime landmark and is well located at the Ridge, Shimla. You can walk down to the church from the Ridge or take an Ola from your accommodation and pay nominal charges.
Approximate Cost: Free
Operating hours: 8 AM to 6 PM