St Francis’ Church

  • 4.5

    Location: GXM8+XG8, DFO Rd, Moti Tiba, Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh 176305, India

    Estimated Visiting Time: 1 hour (approximately)

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    The St. Francis Xavier Church is a marvel of architecture.  This significant monument is located in Subhash Chowk in Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh, India. It was built in 1894. This historical structure symbolizes the true essence of Christianity. It was founded by the Army officers and civilians to form a parish in the beautiful Hill station of Dalhousie of their own.  It has seen various ups and downs. It is not just a church but a historical monument of the city which carries great significance. And also it is a pilgrim sight. Which attracts tourists a lot.


    It is a spiritual place. So it has a different value to the pilgrims. But the stunning structure and the exquisite interior decoration make it an attractive place to architecture lovers. It has the essence of the English Church in its structure. The place is well maintained and has a peaceful environment. You can have a relaxing time here. You can go there with your family.  It has great historical value. Moreover, this place is great for Photography. Any history or photo enthusiast will love this place. 


    St. Francis Church

    Built in 1894 by the Army and Civil Officers and civilians the St. Francis Church is a beautiful creation of architecture. The interior of this church is eye-catching. The church has been maintained and regulated by the Catholic Diocese of Jalandhar since that time. The structure of the church is kind of typical British architecture. And it carries a resemblance to many famous churches in England.

    Inside/Outside Views

    St. Francis Church Inside View

    The Church is surrounded by tall deodar trees. On the premises of this church, there is a beautifully maintained garden. Though it has a shrinking congregation, the church authorities are doing a fine job. Through several paintings & sculptures along the path leading to the church, the final journey and resurrection of Jesus have been shown beautifully. 

    The church is made of stone with wooden beams. It is a great example of glass and stone work also. It is one one the main attractions, one must visit it when they are in Dalhousie.

    Opening Hours

    Opens all the, 7 am to 7 pm.

    Entry & Others Fees

    No entry fee is required to visit this church.

    How to Reach

    By air: The nearest airport to St. Francis Church is Gaggal in Kangra. It is well connected with the other cities in the country. From the airport, you can take a cab to reach the place easily.

    By train: The nearest railway station to this place is the Pathankot railway station. It is about 80km away from Dalhousie. It is also well connected with the other main cities of the country.

    By road: Chamba is well connected with the other cities of the country by roadway. So, if you want you can go there by roadway.

    Tips for Travellers

    • Wear appropriate clothes 
    • Avoid wearing black clothes. 
    • Carry your important things in a small bag.


    Que-01: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: Yes it is a safe place for tourists.

    Que-02: Is photography allowed in this place?

    Ans: Photography is allowed here.

    Que-03: Is there any parking spot?

    Ans: Yes, there is a parking spot. 

    Que-04: When is the best time to visit this place?

    Ans: September to May is the best time to visit this place.

    Que-05: Festival of this Church?

    Ans: The Feast of Our Lady, Feast of St. Francis, Christmas, Easter, and Good Friday are festivals celebrated in this Church. 

    We wish you all the best for your journey. Happy Travel!!!

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