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Fort Vellore, Vellore

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See the remnants of the past embodied in Fort Vellore, a large 16th century fort built by the Vijayanagara kings. Discover a fort which served as the headquarters of the Vijayanagara Empire. Observe the architecture of the keep known for its grand ramparts, wide moat, and robust masonry. The fort hosts three religious temples, the Jalakanteswarar Hindu temple, the Christian St. John’s Church, and a muslim mosque. The first significant military rebellion against the British rule began at this fort in 1806. Enjoy the views from the walls, as the place was locally mentioned to be unlike any other fort on the face of earth. Take a look at our Vellore tourist route planner to schedule your visit to Fort Vellore and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • One of the cultural rich heritage which is not know mush and with very less visitors. The history and the stories associated with this place are amazing. It encompasses a temple and 2 museums to visit...  more »
  • this fort is near to CMC hospital... located on walkable distance... Fort is always crowded with people specially couples... on time visit to fort from tourist point of view is fine....  more »
  • One of the great military architectures that were built. Nice and calm to walk around on the walkway above the fort. Unfortunately didn't have time to go into the museum but a great place to walk arou...  more »
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  • Unbelievable place.. Must watch location for all.. Pride of India.. Architectural​ beauty.. Standing example for Colonial and Old Kingdoms Military might.. Must watch location if you are visiting Vellore..
  • 16th century fort fairly well maitained. Moats with water is surprise at this time of year. Good car parking space. Weather should be good to enjoy.
  • It's a good place to hang out if you have a lot of free time. There is nothing great as such to see. Just historic place and building and a lake. You can go and hang out for once.
  • A most historic place ever I have seen. This is a place, where the ancient values are most important. It is millions times better the sea beach viewing. The Archeological structures, design, most valuable artistic stone works, and sky rise monuments cannot explain. This monuments attracts to all ages and all community, all classes of people. Its a wonder. I think this is 2nd wonder after Tajmahal. The improper care dishearten me. Govt. should take care the structure as well as the water body, Fish cultivation is a better way to earn to fulfill the development expenditure. A best tourism centre can be developed.
  • Typical south Indian fort with temple mosque church renovated temple Police academy reflecting its wounded history. Worth visiting.