Vellore attractions

Hindu Temple in Vellore

Jalakantesvara Temple

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…
Fort in Vellore

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 occupied it in 1760. These days it houses, among other things…
Museum in Vellore

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 the 1806 Vellore Mutiny, the earliest anti-British uprising by …
Church in Vellore

St John’s Church

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