St. Patrick's Church

Historical | Pilgrimage

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Distance (From Dalhousie): 4 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1 Hour

Transportation Options: Cab

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 4 km from Dalhousie Bus Stand, St. Patrick's Church is Roman Catholic Church located in Balloon, in Dalhousie Cantonment.

The Church was built in 1909 and is the largest church in Dalhousie city. The Church has a main hall, which has a seating capacity of around 300 persons. The officers of the British Army contributed largely to the inception of this church. It is a dome shaped structure constructed with dressed-stone material and is well maintained.

The Church is located amidst beautiful natural backdrop in Dalhousie which attracts not only devotees, but also history lovers, readers and a huge number of tourists. It is presently managed by the Catholic Diocese of Jalandhar. There is a library adjacent to this church which has a large collection of books related to history and geography of the region.

The church remains open on all days of the year and hold Sunday Mass every week and also is famous for the special prayer sessions on Christmas Eve and Good Friday.

Timings: 9 AM to 5 PM.