Points of Interest & Landmarks
What travellers are saying
- Very good experience. Very long walk from the start. Well maintained gardens and temples. Temple structure is very good and captivating. There are souvenir shops after the temple visit is done. Male devotees have to go with bare upper body if they want to do sewa. There are different kinds of tickets starting from Rs 100 for different kind of sewas. Overall a good experience.Written 10 October 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Very old temple and well maintained. Not at all commercialised. When i had been it was open around 3 pm and i didnt find any rush on saturdayWritten 5 June 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- The famous Bala Murugan Temple at Thirumanikundram, Ratangiri is a very pious place for tranquility and divinity. The Temple has high positive vibes…high range of spirituality can be felt here. One can bring positive energy after praying Lord Bala Murugan and spending some time here…neat and clean too! The Temple was constructed in 14th century by renowned poet Arunagirinathar.Written 3 August 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Nemili Bala peetam is a divine place to pray and worship.
One of very powerful goddess and fond of kids. I always make a point to visit peetam whenever i am in chennaiWritten 14 April 2023
- Mahadev Malai, a beautiful paradise for my soul...a place where the outer light disappears n the inner light glows helping you to look within.. peaceful , divine ! Getting to see Siddha with human eyes n seeking blessings at his feet is the most cherished moment...🙏Written 17 April 2023
- 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
- It is a wonderful place to visit. The temple town is said to be the birth place of Goddess Valli Ammal who is married to Lord Murugan, the Omnipresent deity having deep roots with Tamil civilization and culture. The town is about 15 kms from Ranipet which is an industrial town with good connectivity by rail and road. Ranipet is district HQ these days and there are several good accommodation for pleasant stay and good food. The temple is inside a huge cave (can hold over 50 people easily) and is atop a hill amidst nice forest surrounding. One has to walk about 400 steps to reach the temple at the top. The temple was built around 11th century.
Its a place with historical monuments of Jain religion as well.Written 31 July 2022
- It is a nice temple and well maintained and is located about 12 kms from Vellore fort. The temple history is captured on a wall inside the temple . The place was not too crowded and we a had a good darshan. The lingam is slightly tilted and the reason is also mentioned.Written 30 December 2019
- Amirthi Zoological Park is a big letdown if you go there with high expectations since everything about it is quite ordinary, to be honest. It is not about the size actually it is indeed about the ultimate quality of the zoo, worth its name to be so called. The wildlife is nothing to write home about. It is mostly fed by seasonal waterfalls. A lot needs to be done really to acquire the true status of a full-fledged Zoo. For the nature lover though, it still provides an ideal break and requisite platform for occasional merrymaking in the company of friends and families. One can take the pleasure of witnessing the true colours of a vast jungle though.Written 19 July 2018
- One of the 108 Divya desams, located at sholingur. You need to climb a hill to visit the temple. strongly recommend not to carry any food items . There are too many monkeys roaming around. They can grab anything from you. They are freely roaming inside the temple too.Written 31 December 2019
- The place is also called swambakkam once which later now called as senbakkam.there are a 5otal of eleven vina gas in this temple ,the selvage vinayagar in the centre, and the ten vinayagar around .the sanctum has no roof.Written 23 October 2019
- Visited during1st Jan 2020. You feel vibration moving in and around temple and one of oldest Lord Shiva temple, which is located from Chennai 170KM and from Vellore City - 30KM. 2KM from Chennai Bangalore High-way.. you can see Temple - Gopuram from High-way. See.. Stones works.. such a nice ARC works and Still finishing so sharp. First time seen.. Special to see.. in two place at the temple next to each other that ... Lord Bhairavr facing SOUTH and Lord Saneeswara Facing WEST.Written 2 January 2020
- This is one of the famous baba temple in vellore the place is located in the peaceful location and is easily accessable.Written 5 November 2016
- We went with kids, there are many historical artifacts in state and ASI museum. Thave a good collection of statues from early 8 centuries. For history lovers this is a must visit place.
Please note there are 2 museums inside the fort. One is maintained by state and the other one by ASI which is nearby.Written 31 December 2019
- Great temple .good vibrations.excellent homam performed by priests..goshala concept attached to this temple activities was overwhelming.Written 11 December 2022
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