Places To Visit In Vellore

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Here are the top 13 tourist attractions to see in Vellore:

1. Vellore Fort

Vellore Fort

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Places To Visit in Vellore

The Vellore Fort which is said to have been built during Channa Bommi Nayaka and Thimma Reddy Nayaka in the 15th century and happens to be one of the best examples of military architecture in South India. These two who built Vellore fort were Chieftains under Sadashiva Raya who was the ruler of Vija...

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2. St. John's Church

St. John's Church

164 kms
from city center

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St. John’s Church is one of the oldest churches in the Vellore Diocese which follows the Anglican tradition. Located in the heart of the city in Vellore and within the campus of Vellore Fort, it is a church that is most visited by the locals and also one of religious significance. Built-in 1846, the...

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3. Archaeological Survey of India Museum

Archaeological Survey of India Museum

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Places To Visit in Vellore

Archeological Survey of India Museum is neighbouring to the Fort of Vellore. This museum exhibits various kinds of ancient stones, as old as 1000 years, Statues, stone carvings, coins and exhibits that enlighten us about the history. Few of the sculptures are said to exist from the 8th century. The ...

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4. Sripuram Golden Temple

Sripuram Golden Temple

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The Sripuram Golden Temple is a sight to behold, and it is situated in Tirumalaikodi at Southern Vellore, Tamil Nadu. The golden temple sits inside a spiritual park or ‘Spiritual Oasis’, and a star path leads the visitors towards it. The main feature of the temple has to be that it is covered in rea...

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5. Periyar Park

Periyar Park

2 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Vellore

Periyar Park centrally located in the city of Vellore is a spot frequently visited by both locals and tourists. It is a park with state-of-the-art facilities for joggers, family picnics and other pastimes. This place is best known for its vibrant green matting all over and the different species of b...

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6. Virinjipuram Temple

Virinjipuram Temple

4 kms
from city center

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Virinjipuram Temple, which is popularly known as Sri Margabandeeswarar Temple, is located about 14 kilometres away from Vellore City, in Virinjipuram Village. Situated in the state of Tamil Nadu on the southern bank of Palar River, the temple owes the beautiful artistic stonework on its walls and it...

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7. Palamathi Hills

Palamathi Hills

6 kms
from city center

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Palamathi Hills also known as Balamathi Hills is an area belonging to the Eastern Ghats, which come under the location of Vellore, Tamil Nadu. Palamathi Hills consisting of the Otteri Lake and Palamathi Reserve Forest is a vantage point of the most breathtaking views in the region, isolated from pol...

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8. Tipu and Hyder Mahal

Tipu and Hyder Mahal

500 kms
from city center

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Tipu Mahal and Hyder Mahal are two separate castles inside the premises of the Vellore Fort which is located in Vellore city of Tamil Nadu. Although the Vijayanagara Kings built the Vellore Fort and all the other buildings inside it in the 16th Century, Tipu Mahal and Hyder Mahal are known by the na...

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9. Jalakandeswarar Temple

Jalakandeswarar Temple

4 kms
from city center

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Jalakandeswarar Temple is located in the city of Vellore, precisely within Vellore Fort. It is a Hindu place of worship in honour of Lord Shiva, who also goes by the name of Lord Jalakandeswarar. The temple is a magnificent representation of grand Vijayanagaram Architecture. Besides, one may also ob...

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10. Kaigal Falls

Kaigal Falls

64 kms
from city center

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Located at a distance of 98 km from Vellore, the Kaigal fall is nestled amidst the Koundinya Wildlife sanctuary. The Kaigal waterfall derives its name from the village Kaigal, that surrounds it. Locally known as Dumukurallu waterfalls ( a Telugu word used for a sound resembling the sound of falling ...

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11. Yelagiri

Yelagiri

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A quaint little hill station located in Vellore, Yelagiri is just three hours away from Bangalore, making it the perfect spot for a quick weekend getaway. Spread a little over 30 square kilometres, and at a height of over 1100 metres above sea level, Yelagiri offers its tourists some beautiful place...

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12. Punganur Lake

Punganur Lake

65 kms
from city center

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The Punganoor Lake is one of the most popular artificial lakes in Tamil nadu. The man made lake covers nearly 60 sq. meters of land. There is also a fountain in the middle and boating facilities are available.

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13. Gingee Fort

Gingee Fort

79 kms
from city center

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Known as the "Troy of the East" by the British, Gingee Fort is located in Villupuram District of Tamil Nadu, 160 kilometres from the state capital, Chennai and near the Union Territory of Puducherry. Locals have given the fort some notable names such as Senji, Chenji, Jinji or Senchi Fort. The majes...

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