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St. Stephen's Church, Ooty

Categories: Churches, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.3/5 based on 140+ 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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  • St Stephen's was built by the British in the 1820s. It is a wonderful example of the days of the Raj. The wood fittings are a mature dark colour while the gain seated pews brink a lightness. The stain...  read more »
  • My brother and sister in law got married here. It's a beautiful local church, set well into the gorgeous Ooty trees. Definitely worth a visit if you love old churches. 
  • Not sure what to write about it. It is similar to many of the churches that I have seen in different places. Only good thing I liked here is that it has nature at its best around it. 
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