Vellore is a sprawling city and the regulatory central command of Vellore District in the South Indian territory of Tamil Nadu. Situated on the banks of the Palar River in the north-eastern piece of Tamil Nadu, the city has been ruled, at various circumstances, by the Pallavas, Medieval Cholas, Later Cholas, Vijayanagar Empire, Rashtrakutas, Carnatic kingdom, and the British. Vellore has four zones (absolutely 60 wards) which cover a territory of 87.915 km2 and has a populace of 423,425 in view of the 2001 statistics. It is situated around 135 kilometers (84 mi) west of Chennai and around 210 kilometers (130 mi) east of Bengaluru. Vellore is around (100) Km South West of Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh. It is Hotspot City Of Bengaluru – Chennai National Highway.
Sripuram Golden Temple:
Sripuram Golden Temple is a Mahalakshmi sanctuary, which was initiated on 24th August, 2007. The sanctuary covering and the models are made of more than 1500 kg of unadulterated gold. Spread over a territory of 4,04,685.642 sq m, this sanctuary is one of the biggest brilliant sanctuaries on the planet. It was developed by the Vellore-based Sri Narayani Peedam.
The Kavalur Observatory, otherwise called Vainu Bappu Observatory, is home to the biggest telescope in Asia. Situated in Kavalur in the Javadu Hills in Alangayam, this observatory is arranged at a height of 725 m above mean ocean level.
The Jalakandeswarar Temple:
The Jalakandeswarar Temple is committed to Lord Shiva, who is adored here as Jalakandeswarar. The sanctuary is named Jalakandeswarar, as it is situated at a lower stature than the sanctuary channel. This sanctuary was once shut for quite a while, when its fundamental god was taken away to a far off area. As per local people, the god was brought in 1980 when the district experienced an extreme water shortage.
The Church of South India:
The Church of South India was built up when the Reform Church of America went toward the North Arcot District. This congregation is one of the greatest chapels in the locale and is around 150 years of age. Near the congregation is a cemetery, in which the British troopers who passed on amid the Sepoy Mutiny have been covered.
Amirthi Zoological Park:
Amirthi Zoological Park spreads over a region of 2,50,000 sq m. Arranged under the Javadu Hills of Tellaiacross Amirthi River, the recreation center was opened in October, 1967. It is mainstream for its waterfalls, swing and creature living spaces.
The French Bungalow:
The French Bungalow which was worked by a minor ruler of the Mysore state, Srinivasa Iyer, is an unmistakable fascination. This lodge was built by him for private purposes, after he wedded a French lady. By and by, the home is chiefly in ruins because of low upkeep. It has a metal casing work and its dividers are worked with limestone and stone.
Vallimalai Subramanyar Temple:
Vallimalai Subramanyar Temple is a stone cut slope sanctuary, which is arranged on the inclines of Javvadhu Hills, on the banks of River Palar. Lovers can achieve the sanctuary by climbing a flight of 300 stages. Alongside the Vallimalai Subramanyar Temple, holy places of Vinayakar and Kasi Viswanathar are likewise situated on the slope.
House of God of the Roman Catholic Diocese:
The Cathedral of the Roman Catholic Diocese is arranged beside the Bishop’s House. In 2001, when the congregation was reconstructed, it transformed into a noteworthy religious focus. The significant fascination of this sanctuary is a ringer tower, which is said to be the most noteworthy chime tower in India.
The Vellore Fort, once in the past the central command of the Vijayanagara Empire, is a huge sixteenth century fortification in Vellore. The organization of this fortification go from the Vijayanagara rulers to the Bijapur Sultans. From them, this fortification went under the control of the Marathas and after that to the Carnatic Nawabs. Later the fortress went under the organization of the British.
Balamathi, well known for its Balamurugan Temple, is a little town situated on the Eastern Ghats. It takes a drive of around 30 minutes from Vellore and is well known for the Balamurugan Temple.