St. John’s Church

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    Location: GXPG+MHW, Dalhousie Khajjiar Rd, Moti Tiba, Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh 176304, India

    Estimated Visiting Time: 1 to 2 hours

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    Being the oldest Church in the area of Dalhousie St.John’s Church is a mix of beauty and history built in the style of British architecture. It is also recognized as a center of attraction in Dalhousie. Though it is a religious place it has great historical importance. Located in Gandhi Chowk in Dalhousie it is a popular place for photography lovers as it is a mix of history and beauty. The local people and the tourists also attend the Sunday service performed at the church. You must not miss this place if you are visiting Dalhousie.


    Built-in a British architecture style, the church is a beautiful piece of architecture. It looks gorgeous. Which attracts tourists a lot. Moreover, it bears a history with it as it is the oldest church in the area. There is a library in this church which contains many rare books. You will be amazed by this. The calm and composedness of the place will make you feel relaxed. This place is also a perfect place for photography. Any person who is an art lover, history lover, or nature enthusiast is going to love this place.


    St-Johns-Church view

    There was a wooden structure before the main Chapel was built in 1863 at the exact place where the present church is. When Rev. John H. Pratt arrived at Dalhousie; the idea of building a stone structure for this church took place in 1863. He was the one who encouraged the people to construct a permanent chapel that could withstand weather complications. This Chapel is dedicated to St. John.

    Inside/Outside Views

    St-Johns-Church inside view

    This church is the embodiment of the Victorian era of the British regime in the region. The structure of the church is like the Roman Catholic Churches of England which is made out of stones, with wooden beams on the inside. The inside of the church is decorated with wonderful glass paintings of St.John the Baptist along with St Peter. There is a library in this church that has a rich collection of rare books and photography.

    Opening Hours

    The church is open every day of the week from 7 am to 7 pm.

    Entry & Others Fees

    No entry fee is needed to visit this church.

    How to Reach

    By air: The nearest airport to St. John’s 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 bus: The main bus stop in Dalhousie is 2 km away from St. John’s Church. One can travel to Gandhi Chowk by bus from any part of the country. From there you can take a cab to reach the church or you can walk to the church by enjoying the scenic beauty of the place.

    Tips for Travellers

    • Wear appropriate clothes
    • Do not smoke in the church area. 
    • maintain the cleanliness of the place.


    Que-01: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans:  Yes, this place is safe for tourists.

    Que-02: Is photography allowed in this place?

    Ans: Photography is allowed here.

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

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