St. John’s Church

After St. John’s Church, another beautiful religious place dating back to British period is St. John’s Church. St. John’s Church is a beautiful structure that was built in the year 1936 under the vigilance of Agra Diocese and is the only running church in the Lansdowne. It is the Roman Catholic Church that is located at the Mall Road. The church splendidly spreads over wide area and encompasses various sections that were used for different purposes by the Church administration.

St John’s Church was designed in accordance with British architecture indeed a paradigm of colonial architecture. The construction of the church started in 1936 and took almost a year of completion. The 90 years old church is a perfect destination to sit back and relax. Tourist may encounter beautiful and well maintained building with peaceful ambience to add to the advantage. The church stays open for both believers and non-believers of all faith.

Geographical Location of St. John’s Church

DSt. John’s Church is located at a distance of 3kms from the main market area of Lansdowne, close to Tiffin Top. Tourists can easily arrive at the Church via trek or can take a cab or other motor vehicle.

Timings of St. John’s Church

On the week days the Church is open from 8 in the morning to 5 in the evening. Tourists can visit here for maximum of 1 hour. The best time to visit is during the day. Tourists can arrive here at any time of the year though rainy seasons are not so appropriate because of landslides that may occur in Lansdowne, blocking the roads.

Things to do around St. John’s Church

Apart from the usual visit to St. John Church there are assortments of activities in which tourists can keep themselves busy. Few of the important activities and places to visit are mentioned below


1. irding
2. Fishing (allowed in Ramganga, Kosi and Mandal rivers)
3. Camping

Local areas to explore

1. Main Market
2. Nautha Market
3. Chippal Ghat Bazaar
4. Kurgutkhal Market
5. Chaplori Bazaar
6. Laldhang Market
7. Mangara Bazaar
8. Pabau Bazaar
9. Ghaniyal Bazaar
10. Lwali Bazaar

Do’s and Don’ts

1. Pets not allowed
2. Lockers and storage facility available
3. Camera and video facility accessible

Places to Explore nearby St. John’s Church

St John’s Church is itself a remarkable tourist destination but besides there are many other attractive places around it as in

1. Bhulla Lake
2. Jwalpa Devi Temple
3. Tiffin Top
4. Bhim Pakora
5. Durga Devi Temple
6. Jwalpa Devi Temple

Travelling Guidance

Tourists can arrive here via air, rail or road. Jolly grant is the nearest airport to Lansdowne which is located at a distance of 148kms. Tourists can take a cab or other motor vehicle to reach the church. Trek can also be done to get view of complete town and get a tab of busy market place.