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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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  • take an umbrella and water with you always. Its very hot. Beautiful place. Maybe not so interesting for smaller children under the age of 6yrs.  more »
  • You can take a walk on the walls of the fort. Not female only incidentally. There is little to see. Inside the fort is a very beautiful temple, where you as an outsider warmly welcomed and invited to take part in the rituals.
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  • A fort like this could have been developed as a major tourist attraction. The only worthwhile visiting place is Jallakandeshwara temple. The museum is nothing much to talk about. Overall the visit was...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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..
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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Where to stay in Vellore

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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