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Churches in Dalhousie

Dalhousie has four of them. St. John is th oldest one built in 1863. St. Francis was built in 1894, St. Andrew in 1903 and St. Patrick in 1909.

Chruches in DalhousieEven if it’s the picture perfect scenic beauty of Dalhousie which lures you the most and you are drawn to it by its lofty hills and meadows, do not make the mistake of missing out on the Churches in Dalhousie. The Churches in Dalhousie are indeed very beautiful and reflective of admirable colonial architecture. The architectural brilliance of the churches and their wonderful locations has made them places of great tourist attraction. When visiting them, what is sure to impress you is not just these magnificent structures in themselves but also the ambience in them. The serene and tranquil environs of these Churches in Dalhousie have a very soothing and tranquilizing effect on souls. The churches of Dalhousie attract a large number of worshipers and followers. Few of the churches have libraries and photo galleries that preserve rare information and photographs of the old days. So there are Dalhousie's most visited chruches :

  • St. Andrew's Church
  • St. John's Church
  • St. Francis Church
  • St. Patrick's Church
  • St. Andrews Church, DalhousieSt. Andrew's Church : The St. Andrew's Church, Dalhousie stands very close to the main bus stand of the town. St. Andrew's Church was built in the year 1903 by Protestant Christians and is more popularly known as the Church of Scotland. St. Andrew's Church of Dalhousie is located at Baloon and follows Protestantism. Nestled amidst lush green surroundings, the St. Andrew's Church paints a magnificent picture. Although the St. Andrew's Church in Dalhousie is more than hundred years old, the church is comparatively in good condition. The church authority has erected a boundary wall to protect the church complex from any act of destruction. The eye soothing natural beauty, which surrounds the St. Andrew's Church of Dalhousie, has made it popular among the tourists and nature lovers. It is a must visit place for the religiously inclined people. The mere appearance of the church brings nostalgic memories of the town during the British rule. It is indeed one of the best Dalhousie churches and tourist spots in the town.
  • St. John's Church, DalhousieSt. John's Church : The St. John's Church, Dalhousie is the oldest church of the town. Located at Gandhi Chowk at a distance of about 2 km from the main bus stand of Dalhousie, this was the first church to be built in 1863, after the town of Dalhousie was founded. It reflects the Victorian style of architecture and anyone is sure to be impressed seeing that the building has been well maintained to this day. The St. John's Church of Dalhousie carries immense historical significance. Built during the British period, the St. John's Church was founded by the protestant missionaries. The St. John's Church in Dalhousie is one of the most visited churches of the town. Situated amidst beautiful natural backdrop the St. John's Church conducts services every Sunday. Not only the devotees and religiously inclined people love the place but St. John's Church, Dalhousie also appeases the history freaks, avid readers and general tourists. Another added attraction of visiting this church is the library at the left side of the entrance. It is well stocked with important materials relating to Dalhousie and most importantly there are several beautiful, rare and priceless photographs belonging to the British period. The library, which is situated adjacent to the main entrance, has a rich collection of books regarding the history and geography of Dalhousie. One can see many rare photographs that date back to the British Period. The St. John's Church, Dalhousie may be old but it still stands in a very good condition.
  • St. Francis Church, DalhousieSt. Francis Church : Built in 1894, the century old St. Francis Church, Dalhousie is located at Subhash Chowk of the town. The residents of the town, the army and the administrative officers jointly built this imposing monument. Managed and controlled by the Catholic Diocese, Jalandhar, the St. Francis Church of Dalhousie follows Catholicism. The St. Francis Church in Dalhousie conducts services on Sundays that are attended by a large number of people. Dalhousie's St. Francis Church was built in accordance to a famous Church of England. The architectural style of the church bears the old British type of architecture. The St. Francis Church, Dalhousie is a major tourist attraction of the area. The magnificent stone works and the glass designs please the art lovers and the general visitors alike. The St. Francis Church is indeed one of the most beautiful Dalhousie Churches.
  • St. Patrick Church : Situated at a very convenient location of the town, the St. Francis Church, Dalhousie is the biggest church in the town with the highest number of seating capacity. The St. Patrick's Church in Dalhousie can accommodate at least 300 persons at a time in its main lobby. Situated in Baloon, Dalhousie Cantonment the St. Patrick's Church lies within 2 kilometers from the main bus stand on Military Hospital Road. Like several other churches in Dalhousie, the St. Patrick's Church was also built more than hundred years ago. The St. Patrick's Church of Dalhousie was founded in 1909. The officers of the British Army contributed largely to the inception of this church. Like some of the other Dalhousie Churches, the management of the St. Patrick's Church is run by the Catholic Diocese, Jalandhar. This well maintained church conducts weekly service on Sundays and it is attended by a large number of people. The scenic surroundings of the St. Patrick's Church attract the tourists and nature lovers also. With a neat and clean appearance amidst the picturesque landscape, the St. Patrick's Church in Dalhousie is one of the most beautiful churches of the region.

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