Vellore Fort

Tamil Nadu

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 occupied it in 1760. These days it houses, among other things, a magnificent Vijayanagar-era temple, two museums, two parade grounds, a church, government offices and a police recruiting school. A stroll around it is the most peaceful experience in town.

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1. Jalakantesvara Temple

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The Jalakantesvara Temple, a gem of late Vijayanagar architecture, dates from around 1566, and was once occupied as a garrison. Check out the small,…

2. St John’s Church

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Within the fort grounds stands this handsome, yellow-walled church (1846). Only open Sunday.

3. Archaeological Survey of India Museum

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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…