City: Udagamandalam State: Tamil Nadu Location: South India Altitude: 2239 m Type of Building: Church Religion: Christianity Importance: An Important Christian pilgrimage centre in Tamil Nadu. Famous For: It is famously known as the Jerusalem of the East. Accomodation: Accomodations are available at Udhagamandalam. Accesibility: Udhagamandalam is connected to the other places by road. The nearest airport is at Coimbatore which is 100 km away. Kandal Cross Shrine in Udagamandalam : Udhagamandalam is abbreviated as Udhagai, is a city, a municipality and the capital of the Nilgiri district in South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is also called as Ootacamund. But everywhere it is known as Ooty. In the local language of Tamil, the literary meaning of Ootaca is Otta-Cal, which means `single stone` and the name Udhagamandalam is derived from the Toda word `Othakal-mund`, which means `House of mountains`. Kandal Cross is a Roman Catholic Shrine, situated at Ooty, in Nilgiris District, Tamil Nadu. It is considered as the Jerusalem of the East. The Nilgiri Catholics consider the shrine as the
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