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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

Which are the religious monuments in Ooty?

Vaishali Singh DEC 10 2012
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Yes, Ooty is loaded with all the flavours-history, culture, nature and also religion. Owing to its British legacy, churches predominate here and constitute the important elements of places to visit in Ooty. Yet, the secular credentials of this place can't be doubted. You'll know it when you go visiting.
If you are looking for some religious sites in Ooty, then here are some names.

  • Holy Trinity Church
    It is considered the oldest landmark in the city. The intricate stone carvings, the stained glasses, the lulling cemeteries, the Victorian architecture, all serve to give this church a special importance in the cultural frame of the city.
    The famous Tamil scholar and translator, George Uglow Pope, is said to have played a significant role in the initiation of this church back in 1858.

  • St. Stephen's Church
    This fascinating gothic structure still retains its Victorian feel. The entire church is made of wood, its carvings and architecture wonderfully done, and thus remains pleasantly cool all the time. It is said that the wood was acquired from Tipu Sultan's palace in the colonial times in 1829, the year of its establishment.

  • Annamalai Temple
    This temple dedicated to Lord Munga is situated about 20 km from Ooty main town atop the Nilgiri hills,and also called the 7th Hill house of the Lord
    . During the Lord Murugan Festival, the temple attracts a number of devotees.
    Reaching the place is not a worry as several buses ply between Ooty and this spot. Though several tourists prefer taxis as they are more hassle-free and provide more scope for personal sightseeing.

Place your faith in God firmly in your heart and explore the religious monuments of Ooty. Take a look at different Ooty packages for more fun filled trips in and around Ooty. If you are more adventurous, you can also check the lucrative Nilgiris packages. So, go ahead and plan your tour. The nearest major airport is in Coimbatore. Once you are there you can easily hire a Coimbatore to Ooty cab.

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