Vellore is among the most renowned historical cities located in the state of Tamil Nadu. The travel guide Vellore provides all the relevant information regarding this historical city of south India. The city has a glorious past, which makes it more popular and it lies on the bank of the River Palar. Presently, a very serene and simple place, it was once a battlefield and has witnessed several wars. The name of the city means a ‘City of spears’. Vellore has an inspiring inheritance reflecting the early Dravidian culture.
The well-known Vellore Fort is considered to be the most influential fortress of its time and was constructed in the 16th century by the Nayakar group of leaders belonging to the Vijayanagar kingdom. It is totally made of granite blocks and the fort is at present a historical tourist hotspot. The city is also popular worldwide for having one of the best hospitals in India, the Christian Medical College and Hospital. It is located in the center of the city and it is also one of the major private employers in the city. The other major Vellore attractions are the Jalakanteshwara Temple, Muthu Mandapam or the Pearl Palace and the Government Museum. The Vellore travel guide gives you all the information related to this historical city.