Vellore Travel Guide

  • Vellore Fort
    Vellore Fort
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    Vellore
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  • Vellore, Tamil Nadu
    Vellore, Tamil Nadu
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Vellore Things to Do

  • ratnagiri temple

    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...

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  • 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 .

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  • banyan trees

    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

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  • 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.

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  • jalakandeswara temple

    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.

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  • vellore fort

    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...

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Vellore Restaurants

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    by 6aruna Written Mar 2, 2007

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    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

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Vellore Transportation

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    by 6aruna Updated Feb 18, 2007

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    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.

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Vellore Local Customs

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    by bradbeaman Updated Jun 2, 2006

    Started the Christian Medical Hospital Vellore in 1900.

    See a picture of Ida Scudder
    With Gandhi.

    The picture is taken of the display in the Ida Scudder heritage center Vellore of Dr. Scudder performing a surgery.

    Ida Scudder

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Vellore Warnings and Dangers

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    by 6aruna Written Feb 18, 2007

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    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

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