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Address: Council House St, Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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very decent place and you would feel very happy to visit here. it brings you peace and prosperity. People are very helpful.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
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Mumbai (Bombay), India

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Plenty of history here especially if you are interested in the British Raj era of history, if not , maybe skip this.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

very decent place and you would feel very happy to visit here. it brings you peace and prosperity. People are very helpful.

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Thane, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The church is located in the centre of Kolkata (Dalhousie) it is easily accessible by bus, taxi, tram. The church has lot of things including some memorials(like Black hole of Calcutta Monument) and paintings. Overall its a nice place to visit in the city.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

St. John's Church has a big area where the monument to the "Black Hole of Calcutta" was moved. The church and the monuments are beautiful architecture with great historical value. Entry fee here is only INR10/- . St. John's Church is a part of Calcutta's great heritage.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Right on the busy Council House Street, this Church has a large ground where historical characters like Job Charnock and Lord Brabourne are laid to rest. It also houses the Rohilla War Memorial and the Holwell Monument. The church building is fairly well maintained along with a small garden area. Inside the church two major attractions include an old painting... More 

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Catasauqua, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Clean, beautiful, peaceful church. Lots to learn and appreciate here. The architecture is beautiful. There is a very interesting painting, there are also grave markers, and statues. Very beautiful to see.

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Harvest, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Among other things, this is where the monument to the "Black Hole of Calcutta" was moved. The monument had been on the site of the "Black Hole" -- a dungeon at old Fort William. The original site was near the old general Post Office.

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Kerala, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

peaseful and has very interesting tombstones would go here again. next time recommend this place to everyone

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Lots of history in this church. You get a very good sense of the British influence on Calcutta through reading all the plaques

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

A piece of tranquility in the city. It houses the memorial to the Dark Hole of Calcutta & Johann Zoffany paintings. It is definitely worth a visit.

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Address: Council House St, Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Location: Asia  >  India  >  West Bengal  >  Kolkata (Calcutta)
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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