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VELLORE FORT

Vellore, Tamilnadu, India

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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 Vijayanagara at that time. It is one of the most massive forts built during its time and is considered as one of the unique forts in India.

Interesting Facts

  • The fort houses a Temple, a Mosque and a Church, the renowned Vellore.
  • The Jalagandeeswarar Temple situated inside the fort is noted for its sculptures. The Mosque inside the fort was constructed during the last Arcot Nawab's period. The Church inside the fort was constructed during the early British period.

 

Suggested time duration

4 Hours

Crowded Period

Saturday and Sunday

Best Season To Visit

March to September

Do's & Dont's

  • Tourists are advised to hire approved guides & photographers who exhibit their identity cards.
  • Do not enter restricted zone, which is meant for your safety.
  • Please avoid carrying big bags and books inside the monument, this may increase your security check time.
  • Avoid touching & scratching the walls & surfaces of the monument as these are heritage sites and need special care.
  • Visitors are requested not to make noise inside the monument.

Architecture

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Timings

Day Start Time End Time Adult Entry Fee Child Entry Fee
All Days
08:00 AM 06:00 PM 5.00 5.00

Transport Connections

Name Distance Contact Number
Vellore Bus Stand
2.5 KM 044-30986319
Vellore Cantonment
1.8 KM 0416-224 1072
Vellore Airport
8.5 KM 09500575043

What to Carry

Carry Water Bottle & Snacks

Suitable For

Adults Children Infants

Facilities

Toilets Restaurants First Aid

Parking

Parking is Available for 20 Cars

Route Alert

This road is Double road which connects to state highway.

Nearest Town

Town Name Distance
Velapadi 3.2 KM

Nearest Temples

JALAKANDESWARAR TEMPLE
 Vellore, Tamilnadu, India

Fort Temple built in middle of a water tank (called Agazhi in Tamil)

Distance: 1.4 KM
SRI SHENBAKKAM SWAYAMBU SELVA VINAYAGAR TEMPLE
 Vellore, Tamilnadu, India

To let sages worship the Celestial Gods, main shrine has no roof

Distance: 3 KM
SRI VILWANATHESWARAR TEMPLE
 Tiruvalam, Vellore, Tamilnadu, India

A Scar on Lingam and Nandi Facing opposite to Deity

Distance: 18.9 KM
SRI UTHARA RANGANATHAR SWAMY TEMPLE
 Pollikonda, Tamilnadu, India

The first place where Lord Vishnu tried stopping Saraswathi who was flowing as river Vegavathi

Distance: 21.8 KM
SRI VASISHTESWARAR TEMPLE
 Arcot, Vellore, Tamilnadu, India

This is one of the 7 Shadaranya temples

Distance: 23.4 KM
SHRI SOMANATHEESWARA TEMPLE
 Melpadi, Vellore, Tamilnadu, India

A Chola period temple built by Parantaka Chola-I between 907-953 A.D

Distance: 27.7 KM
SRI GNANAMALAI SUBRAMANYA SWAMY TEMPLE
 Govindacherikuppam, Vellore, Tamilnadu, India

This temple disappeared during 17th C.E and discovered back in 1998

Distance: 42.9 KM
SRI MAHENDRAVADI ROCK CUT TEMPLE
 Mahendravadi, Vellore, Tamilnadu, India

It is the only monolithic rock-cut cave temple which is dedicated to Vishnu

Distance: 52.3 KM
AZHAGU PERUMAL TEMPLE
  Periyapettai, Vaniyambadi, Tamilnadu, India

Lord is in a posture ready to apply his Sudarsana Chakra for the Samharam

Distance: 68.2 KM
ADHITHEESWARA SWAMY TEMPLE
  Vaniyambadi, Tamilnadu, India

Special parihara Sthalam for people born on Punarvasu star

Distance: 69.4 KM

Nearest Attractions

MuseumDISTRICT SCIENCE CENTRE AT VELLORE
  Vellore, Tamilnadu, India.

The District Science Centre is an educational and scientific institution in the Sathuvachari area of Vellore, Tamil Nadu.

Distance:4.7 KM
TrekkingBAGAYAM HILL TREKKING
  Bagayam, Vellore, Tamilnadu, India.

Bagayam hill is a perfect destination for a great time with your dear ones

Distance:5.6 KM
OutdoorGREEN THUNDER WATER THEME PARK
  Arcot, Tamilnadu, India

Green Thunder Water Theme Park that will help make your stay that little bit more special.

Distance:22.2 KM
Heritage MonumentsDELHI GATE ARCOT
  Arcot, Tamilnadu, India

The Gate is surrounded by remarkable hills like Ratnagiri, Jamadhi and Palamathi hills that attracts tourists.

Distance:23.4 KM
CavesPANCHA PANDAVA MALAI ANCIENT JAIN CAVES
  Melpadi, Tamilnadu, India

The hill is locally called as Tiruppanmalai, meaning Scared Milk Hill.

Distance:27.7 KM
WildlifeAMRITHI ZOOLOGICAL PARK
  Amirthi, Vellore, Tamilnadu, India

The area is lush with trees, herbal plants and different varieties of Birds and Animals.

Distance:29.6 KM
DamMORDHANA DAM
  Jangalapalli R.F., Tamilnadu, India

The enormous Mordhana Dam stands proud and powerful over the river 'Koundanyanadhi'.

Distance:55.1 KM
Hill StationYELAGIRI HILLS
  Vallipattu, Tamilnadu, India.

Yelagiri forest Hills is one of the most popular weekend getaway

Distance:85.9 KM
BoatingYELAGIRI BOAT HOUSE
  Yelagiri, Tamilnadu, India.

A perfect place to just relax and not much activity

Distance:92.8 KM
WaterfallsJALAGAMPARAI WATERFALLS
  Nagalathu Extension R.F., Tamilnadu, India

Jalagamparai waterfalls is one of the primary places of interest in Yelagiri

Distance:97.8 KM

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