Though Dharamsala belongs to the Tibetan World, this unique Historical fact baffled us. Church of St. John in the Wilderness transports you directly to the pre independence era and you actually witness the history.
It is one of the oldest Cathedrals of North India in 1852 A.D. which has gothic architecture and stain glass paintings. It also stands as the memorial of Lord Elgin who was the British Viceroy of India who died there in 1863.
As we travel from Dharamsala towards Mcleodganj, this Church truly happens to be in the Wilderness. Just walk around this place and you will feel immensely peaceful. The tall trees, well laid pathways and one side of the church overlooking the valley, is very poetic.
The Church is well built and has some beautiful architecture. We didnt take any pictures of inside the church as its prohibited. Behind the church is the graveyard of many important British people. Except for one caretaker, we didnt see anyone there.
This place has rich green cover of tall pine trees. and we could see some rare insects in that area. Being scenic, it makes a wonderful place for photography. It is well maintained and quiet from the busy chaotic world.
A nice place to introspect and to be at peace.
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