St. Stephen's Church, Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

4.3
#1 of 15 in Historic Sites in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
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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  • once u r inside ..u can admire the wonderful place .we has a pleasant experience.....one of the places to visit in ooty....  more »
  • The church is a wonderful heritage building built during the British times. It was designed (if I remember correctly) by one of the Captains in the British Military as early as in 1830s. Unfortunately...  more »
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  • 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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