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...more
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 .more
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.more
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...more
when in tropics the dictum is go for the crowded restaurants that way you are assured the food is current.one such is hotel sushil right opposite CMC vellore, excellent tamil breakfast strong coffee. variety of fruit juice but be on the safe side avoid.
Favorite Dish: idiappam and coconut milk,dosa,chappathi
the nearest railway station is katpadi which is 5 km away .katpadi is well connected chennai 2hrs ,bangalore ,hyderabad ,trivandrum 14hrs.
the new bus stand in vellore is connected to chennai, kanchipuram, thirupathi,bangalore etc
the road from vellore to chennai is excellent.
Started the Christian Medical Hospital Vellore in 1900.
See a picture of Ida Scudder
The picture is taken of the display in the Ida Scudder heritage center Vellore of Dr. Scudder performing a surgery.
vellore is not a malaria or dengue prone area but evenings can be horrifying with the hoard of mosquitoes which descends from god knows where. forget about spending a quiet night in the lawn gazing at the moat sorrounding the fort