Best Places to Visit in Vellore

Vellore fort

This is a 16th century fort that is built with rocks and granite. It has massive moats, ramparts and other elements. There are a lot of religious places and other attractions inside the fort.


Jalakandeswarar Temple is known for its Dravidian styled building with wonderful carvings in stone columns. Srilakshmi Golden Temple is a temple that is totally covered with gold leaves. About 1.5 thousand kg of gold is used for this covering.

Vainu Bappu Observatory

It is located about 1000 meter above sea level. It is an astronomical observation site which is located amidst a large forest. It has the largest telescope in the continent.


A little away from the heart of the city, you can find this tiny hill station. Yelagiri is a wonderful hill station with serene environment, meadows, tea estates, orchards, waterfalls and other attractions. You can make an entire vacation out of this hill station.


Mordhana Dam is a picnic spot. It has lush greenery and a wonderful environment. You can find Koundinya Wildlife Sanctuary and many temples near this dam.

Amirthi Forest

It is a trekking place for those who want to do some outdoor activities. It is a slightly dense forest with interesting sceneries.

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