St. Stephen's Church, Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

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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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  • House of worship. An old church still used for worship. The stained glass windows are really delicate and beautiful. Photographs are allowed.  more »
  • Situated close to Danish Villa, located clost to city center, the Church is well maintained and has a peaceful ambiance.  more »
  • The Church itself isnt spectacular and has been renovated, but it commands a beautiful view of the surroundings. There is a graveyard at the back which has tombstones dating from the 18th century  more »
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  • Beautiful place of worship in a beautiful town. Amazing history since 1828
  • Beautiful and a Vitage Church. Well maintained . A British era Church which was beautifully build
  • Nice place at the heart of the city. Easily seen.
  • Situated in a beautiful location. The clock installed during British era is still in working condition
  • Process on maintaining n the church look so amazing,nicely made u must visit it look super.

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Where to stay in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

An established tourism destination, Ooty and the countryside that surrounds the hill station offer plenty in the way of accommodations. Most major Indian hotel chains have opened up shop in town and lie dotted around the hilly terrain by the main roads, the more salubrious among them enjoying a little more space and better views of the surrounding area. Look at the residential areas for budget-friendly guesthouses, or head for the rural areas that encircle the town center to find a number of atmospheric rental properties built during the colonial era.
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