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Observe the artistic altar of Indore's Red Church, detailing the life of Christ in colour

The congregation of this church helped in building the St. Raphael's School for girls nearby in the 1930s.

Contributing to the peacefulness radiated by the city of Indore, are a number of churches spread across its landscape that are pieces of India's colonial past, frozen in time. One among these is the Red Church, a 19th-century edifice located near the Holkar Palace, often catalogued among the oldest churches of this city. A holy shrine promoting the principles of camaraderie, this place is a must-visit for all, especially for those who appreciate Gothic architectural style!


Guiding religious desires for almost 2 centuries

Located within walking distance from the White Church, are the resplendent walls of the Red Church, which stands as a testimony to Indore's importance in colonial history. Built in the 19th-century to provide religious respite for British soldiers, traders and missionaries, this church's altar showcases paintings, detailing the life of Christ. Later, the devotees started settling down around the Red Church and that's how the Red Church Colony was established.

Promoting the principles of charity expounded by the community, the congregation of this church helped in building the St. Raphael's School for girls nearby in the 1930s. Further, though the Red Church of yore is now preserved only as a historical shrine, another building- St. Francis of Assisi Cathedral, has been erected in the church complex to hold prayers and celebrations. These two have become synonymous with one another and a visit to either of these places ensures you a placid experience.

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Tourists of all faiths throng here, especially during Christmas and Easter, to admire the architectural beauty of this place as they enjoy the festivities. You can also explore other touristy places located in the vicinity of the Red Church, such as the Lal Bagh Palace and MT Cloth Market, whenever in this locale.

Location: Godhra Highway, Navlakha, Indore

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