Jalakandeswarar Temple, Vellore

4.6
#1 of 7 in Historic Sites in Vellore
Located inside a fortification, Jalakandeswarar Temple honors Lord Shiva and features architectural ornaments that include intricate carvings on the 30 m (100 ft) tall tower and the heavy wooden door. Make a wish and place your hands on the earthen lamp behind the statue of Lord Shiva's bull--if the lamp revolves, your wish will come true. To visit Jalakandeswarar Temple and get the most from your holiday in Vellore, create itinerary details personal to you using our Vellore route planner .
Create an itinerary including Jalakandeswarar Temple
map
Jalakandeswarar Temple Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
139 reviews
Google
4.7
TripAdvisor
  • This is not just a fort or temple this an icon of Vellore. The best place for photography. The only place in this world you can Hindu temple, Church and mosque in one place. Also the first sepoy mutin...  more »
  • A protected site under ASI, this is ancient architecture and sculpture in its sublime form. Situated inside the Vellore fort, the main deity is Jalakanteshwara .Other deities are Ganesha and Akhilande...  more »
  • On the auspicious day of Diwali (18th Oct'17), got to visit Jalakandeswarar temple. Got down at Katpadi station, took an auto to reach the temple. The temple is located inside Vellore Fort, has got wo...  more »
Google
  • It was very good the temple was very clean and they do every work very regularly . The only feedback is that old people cannot climb those tall and big steps . so the temple administration may take action in this case quite sooner ,otherwise that temple is very very very wonderful.
  • It's a good place.. and peaceful.. It was created around or before 1566.
  • Awesome temple,cool climate Temple is inside the Vellore fort wall.it is infront of Vellore old bus stand
  • This is one of the peaceful temples and lord shiv has the vibration power to attract His devotees
  • Very old temple. A must visit if you like history and like to explore old architecture. Overall a nice place to visit, if you are passing by vellore.

Plan your trip to Vellore

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

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.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Vellore by other users

4 days in India BY A USER FROM INDIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Vellore BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Vellore BY A USER FROM INDIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Vellore BY A USER FROM INDIA December, relaxing, popular PREFERENCES: December, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Vellore BY A USER FROM INDIA December, culture, relaxing, beaches, museums, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, relaxing, beaches, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Mahabalipuram, Vellore & Pondicherry BY A USER FROM INDIA December, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Vellore BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in India BY A USER FROM INDIA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Vellore BY A USER FROM INDIA February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Vellore BY A USER FROM INDIA February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Vellore BY A USER FROM INDIA February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Vellore BY A USER FROM INDIA February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans