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St. Stephen's Church, Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

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Church Tourist Spot
Enjoy the tranquility and a piece of mind just above downtown Ooty at St. Stephen's Church, a cream-colored cardboard caste-like Anglican colonial establishment. Built in 1829 exclusively for the British, the church features huge wooden beams hauled from a defeated sultan’s palace 120 km (74.5 mi) away. Slim pointed arch windows with stained glass have images of Virgin Mary, Last Supper, crucifixion and angels. The church has no traditional bell but uses four hammers instead moved by wires pulled from the floor. An overgrown cemetery behind the church features graves of many scions of British families, soldiers, administrators and traders. Church doors open on Sundays and during holidays alone. Make St. Stephen's Church part of your personalized Ooty (Udhagamandalam) itinerary using our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) vacation generator.
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  • More than century old church built by British neat, clean and at peace, must see for all religious followers.  more »
  • Small quiet church a little uphill. This can be walked from the botanical garden or the Ooty bus stand. About 30 steps to reach the Church.  more »
  • This oldest church of Ooty should be on everybody's must-see list. It's grandeur leaves you wide-eyed and speechless. Some stained glass windows, exquisitely carved altar and the old furniture transpo...  more »
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  • Easy to notice. Historic place. Architecture is good.
  • It a historical church and thr architecture is very good. The founder of Ooty Tomb is in this campus
  • Fantastic service felt like home
  • Historical church.Nice one to see
  • Rathod