St John Wilderness Church

The religious center is one of the oldest buildings in Nainital. Captain Young constructed the structure with the approval of Bishop Daniel Wilson and was inaugurated in April 1848. Built-in the Gothic style of architecture, the shrine stands as a reminder of the colonial past of the land. There is a small memorial in the church for those killed in the landslip of 1880. The Anglican church stands at the top of a small hill which is filled with pine and deodar trees. The serene environment creates a calmness that attracts those who are tired of the hustle and bustle of daily life.