Cathedral

St. Paul's Cathedral is a Anglican cathedral. The building itself stands on the "island of attractions" in Kolkata - beside the Victoria Memorial, Nandan - Rabindra Sadan theatre complex, and the Birla Planetarium.

The Cathedral is set within huge grounds with several ancient trees. There is a small meditation spot on the grounds, set up recently in collaboration with distinguished citizens of Tagore's Shantiniketan. The interior of the church is a feast for the eyes, with excellent floral designs on the walls. Beautiful architecture and exquisite mural painting captivates the beholder. The life and work of St. Paul is vividly described in pictures. Bishop Wilson lies in his eternal slumber in a coffin inside an underground chamber. The commission plate conferred on him by Queen Victoria is still exhibited here. The ambience of the church is very soothing and tranquil.