Vellore at a Glance
Air :  Nearest airport is in Chennai, 145 km from Vellore. Chennai is well connected to other important cities in India and world through air service.

Rail : The nearest railhead is Katpadi just 6 km from Vellore. Katpadi falls in Chennai-Bangalore-Mumbai line and connected to the rest of Tamilnadu and India.

Bus : Vellore falls on the busy Chennai-Bangalore highway. It is well connected network of state as well as National highways. Tamilnadu Transport Corporation & Private operators ply buses from Vellore to other neighboring cities in and around Tamilnadu.

Area : 6,077
Population : 34,77,317 (Census 2001)
Rainfall : 9222.4 mm (Annual)
Climate : Max : 39°C Min : 17°C
STD Code : 0416
145 Km from Chennai


vellore glance

Vellore has the blend of rich heritage and culture representing the ancient Dravidian civilization.

Vellore had the privilege of being the seat of the Pallavas, Cholas, Nayak, Marathas, Arcot Nawabs and Bijapur Sultan Kingdoms. Vellore was once the capital city of the mighty Vijayanagar empire during 1606-1672. The fort in Vellore was described as the best and the strongest fortress in the Carnatic War in the 17th Century. The monuments found in the district give a vivid picture of the evolution of the city through the ages.

Vellore is a semi-rural bazaar town. For tourists, it is noteworthy only for the Vijayanagar fort and its temple, which are in an excellent state of preservation and worth visiting. The famous rivers Palar and Ponnar flows through this City. The town has a modern church built in an old British cemetery, which contains the tomb of a captain who died in 1799 during the campaign which ended in the defeat of Tipu Sultan. There is also a memorial to the victims of the little known ‘Vellore Mutiny’ of 1806. The mutiny was instigated by the second son of Tipu Sultan, who was in the fort at that time, and was put down by a task force sent from Arcot.

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