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St. Stephen's Church, Ooty

(4.3/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web)
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 itinerary using our Ooty vacation generator.
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  • This is a beautiful small church up on the hill in Ooty with many memorials around the walls telling something of the English in India many years ago. It is indeed a connection to another time and pla...  more »
  • We attended the 11 am service on Palm Sunday, a very friendly congregation to the Strangers and such a beautiful architecture. The location of the church on a hill in the center of Ooty makes it a lov...  more »
  • Good Attraction. Not a must visit place but good for people looking for quaint places. From one of the old building in Ooty built in 19th Centurey.  more »
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  • It a historical church and thr architecture is very good. The founder of Ooty Tomb is in this campus
  • Historical church.Nice one to see
  • One of the oldest and a beautiful church
  • Oldest and Land Mark of the Ooty
  • Peaceful environment. Must visit...