Channa Bommi Nayaka and Thimma Reddy Nayaka built the Vellore fort during the fifteenth century. They are the chieftains of Sadashive Raya, the ruler of Vijayanagara at that time. It proves the military architecture in south India. It is one of the largest fort built in that time and is one of the unique forts in the country. The right centre of the city holds the majestic fore. The fort houses a giant moat at the entrance in which more than ten thousand five thousand crocodiles swim in early times. The first also has a temple. Lord Shiva as Jalagandeeswarar is the presiding god of the temple. It has well decorated and intrigued carvings on the wall. It exhibits the architectural skills and creativity of the workers in the Vijayanagara empire. Besides all the features, the fort has an inbuilt St.John’s church and mosque. It also has a museum of Archaeological Survey of India to demonstrate the history of the regiment.
Sripuram Golden Temple
Here is a beautiful place in the town. This temple sits amidst of spiritual park or spiritual oasis. People believe that no temple other than it can perform this. A spiritual path covered with a garden leads us to the main temple. This place has its origination in the year 2007, and Narayani Amma inaugurated it. The presiding shrine of the temple is Lakshmi Narayani or Maha Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth in Hinduism. A lengthy real gold foil covers the temple’s structure, which is the temple’s speciality. The grand pooja commemorated in the shrine every morning and evening is the Sahasra Deepam, or thousand eight lamps. There is an artificially created park on the premises to enhance the tourist. The temple has its location in the Tirumalaikodi in Southern Vellore.
It is also known as Sri Margabandeeswarar Temple in Virinjipuram Village and located fourteen kilometres away from the town. It is on the southern bank of river Palar river. Lingam, like Lord Shiva, is the presiding god of the temple with his consort Maragadambhikai. The premises celebrate annual festivals like Theerthavari, Shivaratri and Navarathiri for ten days. More tourists devotees visit here during that time. It exposes the palatial Dravidian construction of the Chola rulers during their reign. The other shrines in the temple are Ganapathy and Lord Brahma in a child known as Virinjan. It holds the beautiful artistic stonework on the walls.
Here is a tranquil hill station located far away from the town. It is perfect for a weekend vacation. Besides, the tourist interest, patience and calmness fill the place when compared with the other hubs. This hill station belongs to the Zamindar family before. The site becomes popular since colonial rule, and the British used it as a summer gateway. It is the evergreen gem of south India filled with rocky halls and serene beauty. It is the absolute destination for nature lovers. It is the place to rest from work away from the hustling bustling city. The hill houses Jalagamparai falls, sweeping orchards and a rose garden.
It is also known as the Balamathi hills in the Eastern ghats near Vellore town. It houses the Otteri Lake and Palamathi Reserve forest. It is the vantage point of the most astonishing views in the location. The place is strictly away from the hustle-bustle of the city and free of pollution. During the monsoon, the hill exposes incredible weather that sweeps the mind. It is also a house of indigenous species of animals and birds. Amidst the green lush flora and fauna, it replenishes the busy life. Many entertainment activities are occurring every year. This place is apt for adventure trekking and offers a perfect-picture ambience. Bird watching and sightseeing are the most preferred activities of tourists here.