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Vellore Travel Guide

Vellore is the municipality district in the Indian state of Tamilnadu. Riverbanks of Palar houses Vellore, and it is in the northeastern part of the state. The city got the name after the presence of more Babul trees. There four separate zones in the city.

The boundary of the town is nearer to the west Chennai and east Bangalore. It is also known as the second madras due to its importance and location near the latter. It connects Mumbai with Chennai and most of the Indian cities. The growth of small scale industries and agriculture raised the economy of the town. It is the largest exporter of finished leather goods, so that it is the leather hub of India. It is highly associated with the Vellore Mutiny, an upraising of more mutineers. The government of India chose Vellore to take part in the Smart cities mission among other states. But most of the people are workers who work in the household and other marginal sectors. The city exposes a tropical savanna climate. Indian army chooses more soldiers from the Vellore district, especially Kammavanpet, known as the military village. Let us see some places of tourist visit in Vellore.

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Best Tourists Places In Vellore

  • Vellore Fort
  • Sripuram Golden Temple
  • Virinjipuram Temple
  • Yelagiri
  • Palamathi Hills

Vellore Fort

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.

Virinjipuram Temple

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.

Palamathi Hills

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.