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Timings : Monday - Saturday: 07:00 AM - 06:30 PM
Sunday: 08:00 AM - 06:30 PM

Time Required : 1 - 2 hours

Entry Fee : No Entry Fee

Mussoorie Christ Church, Mussoorie Overview

Situated on little hill-lock slightly above the Kasmanda Palace, Mussoorie Christ Church boasts of being the very first Catholic church in all of the Himalayan region. Built in 1836, the exquisite church is an exemplary example of Gothic architecture which evolved from Romanesque architecture. The prominent style being followed, Mussoorie Christ Church exhibits the pointed arches, ribbed vaults and flying buttresses ideal to the gothic style. With its colonial charm and old world feels, the entire complex transports you back in the vintage era.

Furnished with gorgeous pre-Raphaelite glass windows, this fetching piece of art was a gift to India from the British. The tinted glass window panes tell the tale of life events of Jesus Christ. Following which, the high altar is adorned with caricatures about the life and times of Christ from his birth to his sufferings and certification. To add to the brilliance of the church, are the beautifully done interior walls and a striking century-old William Hill organ. Also, the courtyard of Mussoorie Christ Church still holds the deodar tree planted by the Princess of Wales in 1906. The entire aura of the church reverberates with salient features of European architecture in addition to the sacred spiritual environment. Besides, the church complex offers enticing views of the Doon valley on the side, to further soothe your senses.

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Best Time to Visit

We would recommend you to visit the Mussoorie Christ Church on a Sunday so you can attend the mass. However, if you are visiting in winters, Christmas is the most celebrated time of the year to visit the church. Also, you can awe at the snow-laden peaks and the much talked about snowfall of Mussoorie.

Tips

1. If you are attending the Sunday Mass, make sure to dress decently - cover your shoulders and knees.
2. Maintain silence inside the church and do not enter the restricted areas.

How To Reach Mussoorie Christ Church

The Mussoorie Christ Church is a 10-minute walk from the Mall Road in Mussoorie. However, you can also hire local rickshaws or book cabs from your accommodation.

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