Vellore Fort, Vellore

3.7
#2 of 13 in Historic Sites in Vellore
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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  • Fantastic fort neatly maintained. Most of the localities spending their time in the park which located in the entrance. Temple, mosque, church and museum available inside the fort. Museum is simple an...  more »
  • The fort is justification for Vellore's place in history as it stays equidistant from two of India's biggest cities, Chennai and Bangalore. The architecture and ambience is well preserved. The surroun...  more »
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  • Nothing much too see...you 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 fort...it'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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