Vellore Fort
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Subrat Saurabh
Bengaluru, India276 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
Not at all maintained. You will find lot of monkeys in the premises and they are very aggressive. Be careful while visiting it with kids. Its a 3 km walk in the premises so not at advisable to go during sunny day.
Written 5 June 2023
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Gaspard N
Goa, India933 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
Vellore Fort is a large 16th-century fort situated in heart of the Vellore city, in the state of Tamil Nadu, India built by Vijayanagara kings.
The fort's ownership passed to the Bijapur sultans, to the Marathas, to the Carnatic Nawabs and finally to the British, who held the fort until India gained independence. The first significant military rebellion against British rule erupted at this fort in 1806. The fort houses the Jalakanteswarar Hindu temple, the Christian St. John's Church and a Muslim mosque. Unfortunately, for reasons that are difficult to understand, visitors do not have access to the mosque. The Indian Muslim citizens, who constitute an very important part of the local population in Vellore, are discriminated by the Archaeological Survey of India, because, strangely, they are not allowed to offer prayers in the mosque, unlike the hindus in their temple.
The ASI museum is not really worth a visit.
Written 7 May 2023
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MaheshKrishna
Bengaluru, India107 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Very less crowd and good to know the history as well before visiting . Ample parking space (paid) Close to the main road.
Written 10 October 2022
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Ashish Gopal
Mathura, India245 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Solo
Nice and a very ancient forte surrounded by lake. There is museum inside which closes at 5pm
Inside forte there is also a temple. Can do it in 45 min.
Written 26 February 2022
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Sivakumar V
Bengaluru, India1,502 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
A vast fort of 16th Century , built by Vijayanagar Emperors. The Fort boasts of a temple - Jalakandeshwar Temple - inside. The prodosham pooja, which I had the opportunity witness, was eloborate and very good to watch and many devotees throng to the temple. The carvings on the temple gopuram and walls are a treat to see. The mote around the fort is a wide one. People say that there were/are a church and mosque too inside the fort . But I had no time to visit these.
The fort is said to be the place of vellore mutiny, a part of Indian Freedom Struggle..The Fort is now under the care of ASI.
There is no entrance fee,. The difficulty is the parking for vehicles.
Written 1 January 2021
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M Chandrasekhar
7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
Centrally located. Being a historical location, upkeep of the place should have been better. There is a temple inside the Fort which has excellent sculptures and intricate designs.
Written 30 December 2020
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rcf4566
Dokkum, The Netherlands20 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Beautiful walled fortification in which you can walk around. Green and historic spot with a view on Vellore. Certainly worth a visit when you visit Vellore. Walking on the higher walls you can overlook a part of the city - getting impression of every day life at a distance.
Written 16 May 2020
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Patbee1
Saltburn-by-the-Sea, UK54 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Try and visit in early morning or in cool parts of the day. A lot of up and down walking on unsteady ground. Nice views of Vellore and good to meet the locals and tourists alike.
Written 21 March 2020
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Andy_Bickley
Leeds, UK204 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This monument was the scene of a mutiny in 1807, which pre-dates the first war of independence by 50 years. A fact of which I was unaware until our visit. The defenses are well preserved and we could imagine the events as history unfolded
Written 21 February 2020
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tangbot1111
Hyderabad, India43 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
In the fort, you can visit the temple & you can see the view from the fort outer wall. Apart from that, there is nothing to see inside the fort. There are some government offices placed inside.
Written 14 February 2020
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