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. Make Fort Vellore a centerpiece of your Vellore vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Vellore trip planner .
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  • October 1, 2017
    The place is in mid of city, but not managed properly. Would be good if managed properly for tourist, especially to think about foreigners.  more »
  • October 1, 2017
    Nice fort in vellore town.it is situated little bit far away from vellore town and very much far from vit university.  more »
  • September 30, 2017
    nice place to visit, good one, very near to golden temple in Tamil Nadu, Needs little maintenance &very sunny.  more »
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  • July 3, 2017
    Don't expect a palace inside the fort. There is museum and couple of temple's inside the fort. The fort wall is so huge that a group can walk over it, by doing so will give beautiful views of the city.
  • June 6, 2017
    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..
  • June 27, 2017
    Spacious, tactical and historical. History tells that India's freedom struggle has started from this fort. This was existing from Tipu Sultan's time. Water is still available at fort boundary wall which is known to have crocodiles. During Tipu's times crocodiles were used to prevent people from entering other than using entrance ways.
  • July 8, 2017
    It's a good place to visit if u r in vellore city. One of the great historic fort of it's time. The temple inside the fort is also a great place to visit.
  • June 18, 2017
    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.

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You can find inexpensive lodgings within walking distance of Vellore's famous forts, ranging from very basic to simple and cozy. Book ahead if you're looking for mid-range or deluxe accommodations. A large number of options cluster near the bus stand and highway exit, as well as in the vicinity of the railway station. Alternatively, opt to stay in nearby Yelagiri Hills, where a variety of lodgings cover all price ranges--but note that these fill up easily, especially during weekends and holidays.
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