Csi Christ ChurchCurrently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
- Address: Munnar Kerala, India
- Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Tags: Church, Religious Site, Family And Kids, Cathedral
Turn back time during 1894 when Mrs. Eleanor Knight, the wife of H.M. Knight was buried here. In her honour and in memory of British era tea planters the CSI Christ Church was made. The Christ Church is steeped in history and had served an integral role in the colonial British era. Built of basic stone with un-plastered walls, it was constructed by the British in 1910. The stained glass windows portraying the saints and Biblical characters lends exclusive charm. It has a number of brass plaques bearing names of various donors, contributors, and pastors. They have left their mark in this place, over more than a century and a half. Later Knight who was the general manager of the tea plantation, declared this area sacred. The foundation stone of the church was laid in 1910 by Sir A.K.Muir.
The British handed the church to CSI North Kerala Diocese when they left the plantation in 1981. Till then both the Indians and British worshipped in the same church at different times. Today it has grown to become a pilgrimage centre to thousands of devotees. It is now a place where people come together and listen to the word of God. Run by the Church Mission Society, this quiet church is a place to pray and to meditate.
The benches made with rosewood, and the chandeliers have elaborate decorations. It transports you to the old world. Those who love art & architecture and history must visit this place. The church gives you a cosy, homely, and inviting feeling. It is not crowded in general and you are left at peace to pray. The church's ground also commands a magnificent view of the city. It is so quiet inside and you will not that there is busy street life all around. CSI Christ Church is an iconic edifice in Munnar that boasts of elegant architecture and interiors. Make this church an integral part of your Kerala tours. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Munnar Itinerary 3 Days.
- The massive glass windows and the serene surroundings are worth capturing on camera.
- The Altar is well maintained as is the old cemetery.
- There is a shop next door with Christian memorabilia.
- It reveals its colonial history in the days of the High Range.
- This church is hidden away and is not properly signposted.
- While the church is visible from the main road you have to take a small side road to reach it.
- It is open on Sundays, and on other days at 4:00 pm. But timings vary so check before you go.
- The church has a bell which rings on every hour.
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21.98% of people who visit Munnar include Csi Christ Church in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
49.11% of people start their Csi Christ Church visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Csi Christ Church
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Csi Christ Church
Awesome.. need to experience it. Temperature in Munnar is always low, but if you want to experience a natural air conditioning effect just get inside this Building made by Rocks. Worth visiting there.
As per our travel guide, this Church was built in 1910 by British planters. The church was built in memory of wife of a British missionary named Henry Knight. His wife is believed to have died of malaria in 1900 and due to the bad climate they were not able to go to their homeland for funeral service was buried near the church.Later that place became the exclusive cemetery for British planters. During 1924 flood this Church provided refuge for many.The architecture of Church is magnificent. Its built using imported granite stones, all stained glass works depicts some stories related to Bible. All the furniture were imported and still those furniture need no maintenance. Your mind will get completely relaxed after you spend sometime there.
A small church built by the British in the heart of Munnar town almost 170 years ago. The church building is made of lime stones. The furniture kept inside this church were imported from England. Frankly speaking that even we are non-christians yet we were attracted by the feel of tranquility & peace hearing the hymn from within. Another thing is that it is located on the hilltop so you can have a clear & beautiful view of the Munnar down-town!
Neat and clean. Well maintained church.
A well maintained historic church in old munnar. It's completely built using stones.