St. John in the
Wilderness Church, Dharamshala Overview
Built in the year
of 1852, St. John in the Wilderness Church falls amongst the preferred
churches located in Himachal Pradesh. This neo-gothic church was constructed to
honor the Baptist – John. This church is located on the way to McLeod Ganj,
near Dharamshala. The Belgian stained glass windows are the most attractive
thing in the church. The lush greenery, dense forest, and quietness of nature
surrounding this church create a gothic atmosphere.
church has the name St. John in the Wilderness because it is made of dense
woods. St John Church is Lord Ergin’s last relaxing place, who was the viceroy
of India during the British Raj and also the governor-general. It is also one
of the oldest architectural buildings in Dharamshala. People often confuse this
church with the same-named church situated in Nainital, Uttarakhand.