Trip Planner: Asia / India / Tamil Nadu / The Nilgiris District / Ooty (Udhagamandalam) / St. Stephen's Church
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. For St. Stephen's Church and beyond, use our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) road trip planner to get the most from your Ooty (Udhagamandalam) vacation.
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Nice one.. one of the oldest church a must visit place in ooty, situated opposite Ooty Collectorate office in Mysore road.
Nice one.. one of the oldest church a must visit place in ooty, situated opposite Ooty Collectorate office in Mysore road. more »
It has a nice peaceful vibe. If you are interested in places of worship, you could surely visit this church.
It has a nice peaceful vibe. If you are interested in places of worship, you could surely visit this church. more »
It's daily on my way but i didn't see inside - Christians must visit this ,it's a beautiful church from out side view
A very well planned out Church, located in the heart of the city with rich history, brilliant architectural layout and design, a very grand altar arrangement, some vintage chairs, complimenting lighting, some wonderful glass paintings, nostalgic woodwork with great ambiance overall. Not just a 'must visit', but you 'must worship' the Trinity here during your holidays.
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