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St. James Church in Old Delhi

·  Summer: March-June (25°C - 47°C)
·  Winter: December-February (1°C - 25°C)
·  Monsoon: July-September

Best time to visit:  July-February

Opening Time: 08:30 a.m. (summer) 09:00 a.m. (winter)
Closing Time: 06:00 p.m.
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Constructed in 1836, St. James Church is one of the oldest churches in Delhi, the national capital of India. The church is a part of the North India Church Diocese and is set in the peaceful lush green lawns. Colonel James Skinner pledged to build a church on survival when left critically injured in a battlefield. Skinner fulfilled his pledge by getting this church built over the course of 10 years from 1826 and 1836.

Built in the Renaissance Revival style, the church borrows a lot from Italy’s Florence Cathedral in terms of the designs of porticoes, octagonal domes and stained glass windows. Among the tombs of the eminent people buried at the church, one can find those of James Skinner, William Fraser (British Commissioner of Delhi) and Thomas Metcalfe (an agent to India’s Governor General). The serene atmosphere of the church and its well-preserved charm attract the visitors in large numbers.

Road: The church is located only half a km. from the ISBT of Kashmere Gate in Delhi which makes it conveniently accessible by road. It is possible to take a walk from the bus station to reach the church or you may prefer to hire an auto-rickshaw or a cycle-rickshaw.

Railway: A little more than 1 km. from the church is the Old Delhi Junction. The closest metro station is at Kashmere Gate, which is less than a km. away.

Airway: The Indira Gandhi International Airport of Delhi is only about 20 km. from the church. Possible modes to travel this distance include taxis, cabs and auto-rickshaws.