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Christ Church, Kasauli

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City: Kasauli State: Himachal Pradesh Location: North India Year of Construction: 1844 AD Type of Building: Church Religion: Christianity Best Time: April - September Accesibility: Kasauli is connected to the other cities by road.The nearest airport is at Chandigarh which is 65 km away and the nearest railhead is at Kalka which is at 37 km away. The Christ Church Kasauli : This church, situated close to the bus stand, was constructed by the the British family who founded the town of Kasauli itself. The church is a magnificent structure built in the shape of a cross. Set amidst a grove of chestnut and fir trees, the church is a place of worship for around 30 families. Apart from them, tourists too flock this church in large number. Earlier the church was known by the name of Anglican Church. In the year 1970, the church was brought under the aegis of the CNI (Churches of North India). It is currently managed by the diocese of Amritsar. Kasauli is one of the small towns developed by the British during the `hey day` of the empire, and reached by a branch road from the Kalka-Shimla road. The quite beautiful hill-station of Kasauli has a Pastur Institute that produces the anti-rabies vaccine against mad dog-bite and, at the same time, treats victims who have fallen prey to the dead disease, Hydrophobia. The institute in Kasauli set up in 1900, is the oldest in India, taking care of pet, police and army dogs as well as their masters. Side by side another institute produces other vaccines, this is the Central Research Institute affording immunity from Typhoid, small-pox, cholera and snake-bite. The Shimla Hills stand on water - parting between the Sutlej and the Giri, a tributary of the Yamuna.

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