Jalakandeswarar Temple, Vellore

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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 .
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  • Sparse crowd, beautiful sculpture fine detailing on stone will leave every one mesmerized. But do take care of your belongings.. Snatching of mobile phones especially.. Takes about 2 hours every finis...  more »
  • Jalakandeswarar Temple is located in vellore. here you can feel the spiritual lord eswaran. largest temple  more »
  • This temple is located inside the Vellore Fort. This is a centuries old temple. The calmness is good and we got complete spiritual Bliss and Darshan. There is a garden surrounding the main sanctum san...  more »
  • Must visit place in Vellore. Good environment and please ensure that you have sufficient time before visiting this temple. Very big and beautiful!!!
  • Since located at the heart of Vellore town easily reachable. Crowded on important festival days and on Pradhosham days. An ancient temple with more and very nice stone sculptures.
  • One of the best temple near by Chennai... Better to visit after 3.00 PM or early morning before 10.00 am Stone carving is amazing.
  • Its magnificent Architectural and Structural features preserved for more than 450 years. The temple was constructed in around 1566 AD. It suffered so many invasions and destruction still retainig a Grand and Pious Look and Beauty.
  • This very nice place to see in Vellore. Because of the sculpture and architecture design. Even temple too for better feel.

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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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