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St. John in the Wilderness

St. John in the Wilderness in Mcleod Ganj

Just 1.5km west of McLeod on the road to Forsyth Ganj, this brooding Gothic church (dating from 1852) is one of the few remaining traces of McLeod's days as a British hill station. It’s open on Sunday mornings for a weekly 10am service. The cemetery contains the graves of many victims of the 1905 earthquake, as well as the rocket-like tomb of the Earl of Elgin, the second Viceroy of India.

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Mcleod Ganj

Himachal Pradesh, India
Best time to visit Mcleod Ganj: 
Time Needed:
1.5 hours
5730 feet
76.3179070°N, 32.2426449°E
Distance from Mcleod Ganj to St. John in the Wilderness
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Overall Rating:4.6

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  '4' out of 5
"Good place to go if you want to experience serenity. Dont' go there if you are a drunkard/wants to play loud music/are on a party trip with your group of friends."
  '5' out of 5
"It is a beautiful spot covered by deodar cedar trees and with scenic surroundings ."
  '5' out of 5
"One of the oldest cathedral in India , built in 1852. Grave of Mr James Bruce, one of the Viceroy and Governor Gen of India is also there in the compound. Great piece of Indian Heritage. Salute to Indian Army who restored the cathedral and maintaining it . "
  '4' out of 5
"Beautiful chruch, but maintance required "
  '5' out of 5
"A nice serene church on the slopes of the mountains, nestled in between tall pine trees.."

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