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Address: Council House St, Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Private Tour: Places of Worship in Kolkata including Mother House

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This is the core of the old city

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... read more

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

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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Shropshire, United Kingdom
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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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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Recently renovated, the Church stands amidst a large patch of greenery in the heart of Central Kolkata. From the mausoleum of Job Charnok , to the marble plaques next to the entrance, detailing the donation of the land by Raja Nabakrishna Deb and the laying of the foundation by Warren Hastings; the memorials to the soldiers, wives and children of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

St Johns Church is looked after enthusiastically but still has some old world charm. Our visit in early December was two weeks too early!

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Washington, DC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Another attempt to transplant England, this a near copy of St. Martin's in the Fields off Trafalgar Square. Interesting interior. The monument to the Black Hole accepts the somewhat exaggerated British version of this atrocity.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Another lovely church.. Looks like an English style church with lots to keep you interested..nice to poke into the nooks and crannies

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Havelock, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

They date back to the early 18th century. If you enjoy old cemeteries this one has some interesting tombstones. Visit the Black Hole Of Calcutta monument too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Beautiful English style church that was the hub of British india back in the day . Many of the East India company bosses were buried here .

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