this temple is 30mts away from vellore centre. a very old 11th century subramonya temple atop a hill has been renovated and redecorated by the efforts of a single person in to an aesthetic beauty with a very good scenic view. To reach the temple you have to climb a lot of stairs .The bus stop is at the bottom of the hill. you can also reach the top by car or autorickshaw.
government of tamilnadu museum
right across the ASI museum is the government of TN museum.entry fee is nominal.
from the outside it does not look as if it housed century old granite idols.The excess are exhibited outside on either side of the building.it also has a good collection of very old spears .
This temple situated inside the fort is famous for its magnificient architecture.built by the vijayanagar kings in 16th century it is the abode of lord siva. The temple is at a lower level from sorroundings and has granita outer walls and massive doors with iron lotuses fixed on it.
- Historical Travel
This fort was built by the vijayanagar kings in the 16 th century, captured and occupied by the sultans of bijapur, nawabs of arcot and later marathas.the british captured it after the fall of TIpu sultan and kept Tipu's sons and daughters captive here.
this remarkably well preserved fort is made of granite and is sorrounded by a moat which is fed from suryagunta tank. It is designed in such a way that there is a main rampart followed by circular wall interrupted at intervals by rectangular projections.
inside the fort is the jalagandeswara temple,govt of Tamilnadu museum, ASI museum , a mosque church, and palaces where tipu's children were kept captive.
most of the heritage buildings insde have been taken up by the police training school neverthless you can walk around and enjoy the very old banyan trees planted as avenue trees
Archaeology survey of india museum
small, housed in one of the older buildings, neatly kept.
there are precious 9th century to 16th century granite carvings arranged inside as well as outside the building.