The legend here goes that Daniel Wilson, the Bishop of Calcutta, came to Nainital in 1844 to lay the foundation of this church. He fell ill and was forced to stay in an unfinished house on the edge of the forest, after which he gave the church its name. This St. John in the Wilderness church offers an old world charm and a little bit of history, with a brass plaque at its altar which bears the names of the victims of the 1880 landslide.
Located at Mallital near the Nanda Devi temple, it stands as evidence to Nainital’s history and culture. A popular tourist attraction of this hill station, no wonder it draws a lot of visitors everyday who want an interesting insight into an era gone by. Many photographers have captured camera shots of church from Tiffin Top and added them to the books based on history. Though the church is very old, it is well maintained and till date it is a popular attraction for people all over the world. Belgian stained window glasses of the church are beautifully designed and make it look ravishing. Built in Neo-Gothic architecture style by the Anglicans, St. John in the Wilderness Church is a not to be missed place during a trip to Nainital. This holy structure reflects British culture and traditions. Words cannot define the beauty of this church, so to explore its infinite beauty one has to visit this place.
Nestled in the greenery of tall deodar and pine trees, this holy church is full of serenity, which makes it an ideal place to relax and unwind.
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