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Ross Hill Church, Visakhapatnam Overview

Ross Hill Church is a splendid attraction in Visakhapatnam that draws tourists and religious followers in large numbers. It is one of the few locations that can be climbed to get a fabulous view of the quaint city and the Port area. The attraction is frequently visited by photographers and nature lovers especially to view the beautiful sunrises and sunsets. Ross Hill Church has beautiful architecture and a serene vibe that will hit the pause button to the endless mind chatter at least for a few moments. Tourists can explore the church and attend the prayer services and mass.

The hill atop which the church stands is the highest and the central hill in the region. The climb up the spacious stairway itself is a beautiful experience. Complete silence is maintained inside the church, and that allows every visitor to calm down and soak in the tranquillity of the place of worship. Over the years, Ross Hill Church has undergone numerous renovations and seen some troubled times in the city. It was and is always a place where people belonging to all walks of life are greeted with open arms.

History of Ross Hill Church

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Ross Hill Chapel was once the house of an Englishman and a Local Judge, Monsieur Ross. The house was built in 1864 and was converted into a chapel in 1867. The region was severely affected by cyclones in 1870 and 1876. In 1877, the church was renovated, and a new statue of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart was installed. Since then, the church has been through several modification and renovations to accommodate more devotees. When the Japanese raided Visakhapatnam in 1942, a procession was taken to Ross Hill Church to keep the city and the inhabitants safe from the enemy. It is said that no raid has happened ever since.

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How To Reach Ross Hill Church

Ross Hill Church is located on Ross Hill which is about 20 kilometres away from the centre of the city. Tourists can reach the Church via Gajuwaka - Scindia Road, GNT Road or NH16 by local buses, auto-rickshaws or self-driven vehicles.

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