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Vellore Fort, Vellore

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Historic Site · Religious Site
See the remnants of the past embodied in Vellore Fort, 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 Vellore Fort a centerpiece of your Vellore vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Vellore trip planner.
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  • A vast fort of 16th Century , built by Vijayanagar Emperors. The Fort boasts of a temple - Jalakandeshwar Temple - inside. The prodosham pooja, which I had the opportunity witness, was eloborate and.....  more »
  • Centrally located. Being a historical location, upkeep of the place should have been better. There is a temple inside the Fort which has excellent sculptures and intricate designs.  more »
  • Nothing much too can have a good walk around the fort wall and see few museum inside fort... if you are interested...but avoid going in day time as in the month of Feb'19 itself it is too hot. Better go around 4 pm so that you can enjoy lovely evening at the venue..the best part which I like was jalakandeswarar temple in's Lord Shiva temple...very beautiful..big temple and a must visit if you are in Vellore..
  • Not that much too see inside. It’s nice and fine too see from outside and walking on the fort wall... Museum inside is only place to see with 5 rupees each, and the temple. But Don't go on the day time when it’s hot.
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