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St. Stephen's Church, Ooty
(4.3/5 based on 150 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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  • A very tranquil stop as you head to Ooty. Very well preserved, with a calm respectful feel. Worth a stop. 
  • Where the founder of Ooty's family is buried. A huge spectacular church. Lots of improvement going on, tree clearing etc. 
  • The church was built about 200 years back and many of the articles are the original ones. The glass paintings around the inner walls resembling what I had seen (and posted in nTrip Advisor site) in St...  more »