Vellore Fort

Vellore Fort

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Ashish Gopal
Mathura, India134 contributions
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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sohamasmi
Raipur, India7 contributions
Sep 2021
Fort is worth seeing due to many sights inside & outside its walls.

Easily reachable due to its closeness to CMC Main Hospital & Old Bus Stand.

Outside the walls, there is a moat. Vellore fort park is there too.
Inside the walls, there is a beautiful and busy temple. When one walks more, one can see an old silent church, a mosque that remains closed, a nice museum to explore and a few banyan trees with very huge trunks and aerial roots.

Lots of people can be seen in and around the fort, spending time leisurely. Sitting in the shades of the trees of Vellore Fort Park outside the walls, can be a really nice experience.

As such no unclean things there, but even today (Sept 2021) people threw plastic bottles in the moat water. That was a painful sight to bear.
Must visit place for anyone.
Written 29 September 2021
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Sivakumar V
Bengaluru, India1,509 contributions
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
6 contributions
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
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, UK51 contributions
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, UK207 contributions
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, India45 contributions
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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Vipin Arora
Lucknow, India5,917 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
Very good spot and with a great history . The majestic , Jalkanteshwar temple is inside . Very good visit inside
Written 20 January 2020
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Seetharaman S
Chennai (Madras), India78 contributions
Dec 2019
The fort wall surrounds a large area. The jalakandenswarar temple, the museums , st. John church and mosque are inside the fort. You can take a walk along the walls and take pictures of the moat . There are few vantage points where you can get nice views
Written 31 December 2019
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