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The city of Vellore, situated 145 km from Chennai,Vellore is located on the banks of River Palar and is considered a historical city. The name Vellore which means city of spears itself suggests that this city was a battle field and has witnessed many wars.The main attractions of the city are the Vellore Fort, Jalakanteshwara Temple and the Government Museum.

Jalakanteshwara Temple was built in the year 1550 A.D. The temple is a small architectural wonder of Vijayanagar. The temple is within the fort complex and the walls of the temple are full of carvings of Nandi and small gopuras. You will find amazing work in the corridors as well. The temple was considered a masterpiece at the time of its construction and now it has become a marvel on this land of Vellore.

The Golden Temple of Vellore, located at Sripuram near Thirumalaikodi that has been constructed by the Vellore-based Sri Narayani Peedam on 100 acres of land. It is said that about 1500 kg of gold was used to build it. The outer trail of the temple is outlined in the shape of a star and it is about 1.8 km in length.

 

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The city of Vellore, situated 145 km from Chennai,Vellore is located on the banks of River Palar and is considered a historical city. The name Vellore which means city of spears itself suggests that this city was a battle field and has witnessed many wars.The main attractions of the city are the Vellore Fort, Jalakanteshwara Temple and the Government Museum.

Hotels near Vellore

GRT Regency Sameera

GRT Regency Sameera 3 Star Business Hotels in Vellore Tamil Nadu


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Poppys Anukula Residency

Poppys Anukula Residency, Vellore 3 star Hotel located at New Katpadi road.


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