An ancient city in the northeastern part of Tamil Nadu, Vellore is located on the banks of river Palar Vellore. The land of Vellore has seen glorious days of many empires such as the Pallavas, the Cholas, the Vijayanagara, the Rashtrakuta, the Carnatic and the British. The city has a nickname called ‘The Fort City’ due to the Marvelous Fort which sits at the heart of Vellore city. A legend says that the region where the city now stands was once upon a time surrounded by Velan (Babul) Trees giving the place the name Vellore.
This bazaar town became famous due to its History and most importantly because of the Educational and Health Institutes that attract students as well as medical tourists. It is known for the renowned Vellore Institute of Technology which has some notable alumni. Vellore is also famous for the leather export industry that results in 37% of the Country’s total leather export. With the numerous developments that the city of Vellore is seeing, it is on its way to becoming one of the Smart Cities of the country.
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