Address: Subhash Chowk, Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh
Built In: 1894
Timings: 7:00 AM -7:00 PM, Open all days
Best Time to Visit: Dalhousie is a year round destination and has something to offer in every season.
Few kilometres walk from Subhash Chowk lies the charming church of St. Francis. The church is draped by the branches of deodar trees. One can see some of the finest examples of glass and stonework in the interior of the church. Each and every wall of the church speaks and narrates about its colourful history. The structure of the church is more than 100 years old; still it looks as fresh as it was built yesterday.
Known as the prominent monument of Dalhousie, the St. Francis Church was constructed in the year 1894 by the Army and Civil Officers and civilians. Since then the church has been maintained and regulated by the Catholic Diocese of Jalandhar. The church is built in the typical British architecture and bears resemblance to many famous churches of England.
Nearby the church is the residence of the priest. The priest's abode is called 'Alverna' and is better known amongst the people as the 'Lambe Chole Wale Padri Ki Kothi.' St. Francis Church of Goa is one of the chief attractions of Dalhousie and sees a steady trickle of visitors all along the year especially during Sunday mass.