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St. Stephen's Church, Ooty

Standing on the road that connects Mysore and Ooty, St. Stephen's Church is a major site of interest in the Nilgiri district. It is an ancient church that was built in the year 1830 by John M. Turner. Since it was built during the British rule, it is another church that stands amid the oldest existing churches in India. It is a popular tourist attraction and is visited by various visitors on a daily basis.

 

It Is Known For:
1) St. Stephen's Church is known for its Indo-Gothic style of architecture. The panes of the church are painted with the testaments of the Holy Bible
2) It has beautiful green surroundings that fetch elegance to this pilgrimage site
3) It is said that the 'holy spirit' of Rev. John M. Turner is sighted on special occasions by the ardent believers of Christ. The ones that sight him are blessed
4) The festivals of Christmas, Easter, Good Friday, The Feast of Our Lady, and The Feast of John M. Turner is observed here.

 

Best Time To Visit:-
St. Stephen's Church is a famous pilgrimage site and a major tourist attraction in the Nilgiri district. Though it can be visited throughout the year, the best time for witnessing the beauty of this place is during the festive season. The entire church gleams due to the beautiful lighting.

 

Reaching There:-
Being a renowned place of interest, St. Stephen's Church attracts countless visitors and devotees. It can be easily reached by hiring the local buses or taxis.

 

Nearest Railway Station- Ooty Railway Station
Nearest Airport- Coimbatore Airport

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