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Red Church

Address: Red Church, near Income Tax Office, opposite St. Raphael's School, Old Sehore Road, Indore - 452001

Area / Landmark: Navratan Bagh /Income Tax Office

Contact Us: +91-79425-82128, +91-79425-79012

Category Attraction
Distance From
Railway Station: 2.00 km
Bus Stand: 2.00 km
Airport: 10.00 km

About Attraction

The Red Church of Indore is also known as St. Francis of Assisi Cathedral, but read below to know the full details !! It is a holy shrine, where people in large numbers gather to offer their prayers !!

This Roman Catholic church in Indore was built in the 19th century, in 1892, to offer a religious place for the officers of the British army and their families !! Due to its Red colour, it got the name Red Church !! It is said that Red and White colours were very popular and had a lot of fame in those times and hence, it was decided that two churches would be built in Indore, one in Red and the other in White colour !!

The Red Church was based on the British architecture !! And the other church, also built in this complex itself, is the White Church !! The artistic altar of the Red Church showcases paintings that detail the life of Christ !!

The Christian community that used to serve in the British king's court and those who used to work in the trains running from Indore, used to serve here at the Red Church !!

Later, the Christian community started settling in the vicinity of the church, and many British government (or East India Company's) buildings came up in the area, popularly known as the Residency Area, and which also had the famous Daly College, built by the British to educate the princes and princesses of Central India, in the British style !! The vicinity of the Red Church came to be known as Red Church Colony !! After this, the congregation of Red Church helped in building the St. Raphael's School for girls' education, also in its vicinity, in the 1930s !! Then, a boys' school St. Paul School, was also established, not too far from the church !!

However, now, the Red Church of the 19th century is preserved only as a historical shrine, but another building - the St. Francis of Assisi Cathedral, has been built in the complex, for prayers and celebrations !! And therefore, these two have become synonymous with one another !!

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Location & Other Details

Distance From :
Railway Station: 2.00 km
Bus Stand: 2.00 km
Airport: 10.00 km

User Rating & Reviews

Mohini Pawar April 17, 2020
 "Awesome Place to visit during Jal Mahotsav!"
I visited this place during Jal Mahotsav. This place is developed by MP tourism and it is well maintained. Not very far off from Indore. We took a ride from the parking to the entrance by Bullock cart. The ride was awesome.. There are water sports and other sports also available.. Small Cottages are also available on rent. Food is available here.. Sunset view was really beautiful. It was a fantastic day altogether.
Aditya JAin April 28, 2017
This place is naturally formed islands in Narmada backwaters. Recently visited with family members and it is just an awesome place to enjoy water sports with a tincture of adventure. This place is the best for the weekend with family and friends. Entry fee is only Rs. 10 per member and the tickets for each activity to be purchased separately