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 ‘Calvary of Tamil Nadu’.
The cross erected here is a relic of the true cross, which was brought to India by an Apostolic delegate.
Special Novena Prayers and Holly Masses are offered every Friday. The annual feast is held on 3rd May.
Kandal Cross is about 3 km west of Ooty Railway Station.