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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St. Stephen's Church is one of the oldest churches in Ooty. Though it is not considered as a must-visit tourist spot, but it is worth visit than any other so called tourist spots of Ooty. We went ther... more »
The tainted windows by the side were sort of covered from the outside, not sure if this is to protect the glass but there were some parts where you can see light shine through and these looked very be... more »
Oldest church in Ooty. Could be in Britain! We enjoyed looking at the churchyard to see the date and ages when people died. So different to now. These were the officers burial areas!
Beautiful ambience. Excellent place of worship. Great architecture and stained glass windows. Very old church. Wood work is awesome. A must see place
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