The Jalakantesvara Temple, a gem of late Vijayanagar architecture, dates from around 1566, and was once occupied as a garrison. Check out the small, beautifully detailed sculptures – especially the leaping yali – on the walls and columns of the marriage hall in the southwest corner.
Nearby Tamil Nadu attractions
1. Vellore Fort
Vellore's fort, with nearly 2km of moat-surrounded ramparts, was built in the 16th century and passed through Maratha and Mughal hands before the British…
2. St John’s Church
Within the fort grounds stands this handsome, yellow-walled church (1846). Only open Sunday.
3. Archaeological Survey of India Museum
Inside the fort, this museum houses a small collection of very worn Pallava, Chola and Nayak stone sculptures, plus British-era cannons and displays on…