8 Most Famous Churches in DelhiIndia is one of the most secular countries in the world and the essence is reflected every step of the way in the capital city. Delhi is one of the most visited cities in India and it has some of the unique pilgrim spots respecting all major and minor religions in the country. Your visit to Delhi will be incomplete if you do not visit some of the religious places, especially, the churches in Delhi.
There are soulful churches in the capital city, and you will experience the spiritual calm in all those locations. Delhi welcomes all religion and culture, and it is perfectly okay to visit churches no matter which religion or culture you are from, the tranquil surrounding and peaceful masses will take away all anxiety and restlessness.
We selected eight of the most famous churches in Delhi for your knowledge. We are mentioning the nearest metro station to the church and the location so that you can travel without any hassle.
1. Sacred Heart CathedralThis beautiful church is located in the center of Connaught place, and it is highly popular among the Christian community for all the right reasons. You will love the infrastructure of the church that reflects the beauty of Italian design from the exterior and the interior. The place was constructed in the span of 13 years and was completed in 1935. Usually, the church is always full of tourists and daily visitors, but it cannot beat the time of Christmas and Easter.
Location: Ashok Place, Delhi
Closest metro station: Patel Chowk
2. St. Thomas ChurchThe St. Thomas Church was constructed in 1972 after the Archbishop of that time felt the need to build a praise house where the people of the area can come to worship. The structure of the church reflects a Mughal look just like any other structure in Delhi. This place attracts many tourists because of being in just 1km distance from the metro station. It is one of the popular Churches in Delhi and receives countless tourists throughout the year.
Location: R. K. Puram, Delhi
Closest metro station: Bhikaji Cama Place
3. St. Luke’s churchThis Roman Catholic Church is located in Central Delhi and serves as a refuge for people looking to find some peace in the midst of the chaos. The church is eligible to welcome people from all community and faith and religiously believes in the idea of unity. This church was built in 1978 and has been serving the people of faith since then.
Location: Defence Colony
Closest Metro station: South Extension
4. Centenary Methodist Church DelhiYou will be surprised at the fact that before this church was built, the Methodist church was the only church that Christians went to in the old Delhi. However, the story of this church coming into existence is fascinating. Previously, only Bishop J. W. Robinson held a small mass occasionally in a small place. However, later on the place was converted into a proper church after receiving enough praise and appreciation from the people of South Delhi area.
Location: Lodhi Road, Delhi
Closest metro station: Jangpura (1.6 km)
5. St. Stephen’s ChurchThis Church is located very close to the transportation hub of Delhi, the Old Delhi railway station. The infrastructure of this building says a lot about the beauty and serenity of this Church, the building is said to be more than 150 years old and it reflects a very close gothic style of the exterior.
Location: Khari Baoli, Chandni Chowk, Delhi
Closest metro station: Chandni Chowk (950 meters)
6. St. Mary’s Catholic ChurchThis is one of the most fascinating churches in Delhi because it has the infrastructural history dated back in the 19th century. It is one of the most popular churches in the New Delhi area, it serves a purpose of spreading and peace in the middle of the fast pace life in Chandi Chowk. Most of the tourists shopping in the Chandi Chowk area, make it a point to visit this church for a few moments of peace.
Location: Khari Baoli, Old Delhi
Closest metro station: Lal Quila close to 600 meters
7. St. James’ ChurchThis church is a part of the famous history of the region. The church is located close to the Kashmiri gate area and built in the year 1836. The church has a different vibe of an ancient era because it is one of the oldest churches in Delhi, the church took its name after Colonel James Skinner and it is about 300 meters away from the closest metro station.
Location: Mori Gate, Delhi
Closest metro station: Kashmiri Gate (300 meters)
8. The Cathedral Church of the RedemptionWe saved the best for the last, this church has a history of eight decades, and the foundation was laid down in the year 1927 by the viceroy of India Lord Irwin. This church reflects explicit beauty from inside out, the interior has stunning paintings and displayed the history of the bygone era.
Location: North Avenue, Delhi
Closest metro station: Central Secretariat (1.9 km)
Etiquettes for Worshipers1. Maintaining distance is necessary; Individuals should maintain a minimum distance of 6 feet in public places as much as possible
2. Use of facemasks is mandatory
3. Sanitization of hands is important before entering the premises
5. Bring a head covering and wear modest cloths while visiting churches
4. Every Individual is advised to use Aarogya Setu App while traveling in India
Some of these churches in Delhi have an elaborate history to fascinate you late. It will not only make you fall in love with the peace of these churches but also compel you to return to the national capital of this region.