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ramayana2013
chennai151 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Family
The fort was constructed by the vijayanagar empire during 16th centuary. The huge walls, agazhai, constructions inside reflects their glory. There is a church, mosque and temple inside the fort.The fort changed hands to many dynasty including arcot nawab and to the british. The great tippu sultan and the last king of cylon were kept in prison here. In 1806 the 1st rebellion against british started here. This is the only place of attraction at vellore.The last heirs of vijayanagar royal family were killed here. There is a vast lawn in front of the fort where people relax in the evening. The fort is under archological dept and some govt offices function here.
JALAGANDESWAR TEMPLE. There is a very old temple inside. The temple had no deity and worship for many many years. The archological not permitted installing an idol. During 1980 one mid night a few devotees secretly installed the jalakandeswarar and performed abisekam and aradhana. Early mornings lakhs of devotees gathered at the temple and the authorities could not do any thing. This is the only popular temple at vellore. The other speacility is you can worship brahma ,saraswathi, maha vishnu, lakshmi and siva and parvati at this temple.
Written March 4, 2015
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Stellar M
Morisset, Australia29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Friends
A mosque, a catholic church and a Shiva Temple share this beautiful space. Its beautiful to walk around and very, very quiet a rare thing anywhere in India. There are many parks with children playing cricket. You can climb right up on the battlements. Theres lots of green grass to lie on and savour the peace.
Written February 19, 2015
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Suresh G
Vellore, India11 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Friends
There is nothing much to see there. People can spend evenings there.
Inside siva temple is excellent
Outside fort people can relax there evenings
there is lot of scope to develop there but steps taken by govt
Written February 17, 2015
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Vain G
Bengaluru, India29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2012 • Friends
The vellore fort is located just 6 km from the vellore railway station and can be easily reached by auto fare not exceeding 80 INR or a bus.
The fort has a temple - a protected heritage site; which has a history of its main idol stolen. The carvings and decorations are totally intact and the intricate details are spell bounding.
I was told that the main Shiva temple is 1000 years old.
You feel very peaceful and calm in the premises.
The temple remains closed in the afternoon between 1:00-4:00
There are no food joints in teh premises, you might have to walk a bit to reach the main road , so carry your water bottles.
Written April 9, 2012
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Phb0414
Bengaluru, India75 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016
this fort is near to CMC hospital... located on walkable distance... Fort is always crowded with people specially couples... on time visit to fort from tourist point of view is fine....
Written May 8, 2017
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senthilkumar_s3
Chennai (Madras), India59 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Family
after visiting golden temple,on the way to chennai visited the vellore fort,it was on feb 15th 2015 sunday, this place is completely taken by couples in the name of lovers who indulge in all kind of activities crossing their limits of how to behave in public place.their was no official or police to stop this.sad that this place of historic importance is used for this kind of activities .they sit in all places where there is little shade , this is high time police look into this ,also vellore fort lacks proper maintance and is not on good shape. decided to take few snaps and left the place in hurry.
Written February 16, 2015
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BlackLotus
Chennai (Madras), India45 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Family
this historical fort is situated in the center of the city. This fort is surrounded by a moat. The famous Jalakandeshwara temple is inside this fort. We spent time walking around the fort. A few sections of the fort are off limits. There is a prison inside the fort. Love to visit this place every time I'm in Vellore. Do not visit on a hot day, or for that matter, better to avoid from 11:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m. as there is a bit of walking to do.
Written May 3, 2017
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SathishTG
Coimbatore, India317 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Family
The fort is located in the center of the vellore town. The best time to visit is early morning or in the evening as the day time would be very hot. There isn't much to see in the fort other than the fortified wall and the Temple inside. The museum can be visited if you have some extra time.
Written April 24, 2015
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Mohankrishna Eluri
Hyderabad, India69 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2013
Nice place to see and plz go to vellore Fort museam to know historical importance of this Fort. Jalakandeshwara swami(shiva) temple is there to watch. From vellore old bus stand it is very nearer.
Written November 11, 2014
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arinath_74
Kolkata (Calcutta), India10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Solo
First of all Hats of to Chinna Bommi Reddy and Thimma Reddy who got this Fort Built...It is a true work of genius.
Pondering on the masterpiece can take one back to the historical times.
I presume this is one and only fort which has such a profound moat around it and a strong wooden bridge to cross the moat from the inner wall. The moat is surrounded inside by a lower wall which I think if made 5-10 mt higher then it would be impregnable with guards ready with short to medium range artillery to thwart any enemy attack. The second inner wall few meters apart could be house for the soldiers ready to replace the guards and replenish them with ammunition during war.

Large expanse of space inside to store food grains for 25000 soldiers for 2 years.. even controlled captive farming could be planned.. Overall it is a impregnable fort that could make anybody invincible.

But current condition is pathetic, such a masterpiece is in shambles. After sunset with darkness it assumes a threatening proportion when you see people of anti social nature around.
ASI should renovate this without wasting any time and with proper renovation, conservation and marketing it can become a major tourist attraction and revenue earner.
ASI should provide boating facility in the moat, some harmless crocodiles, park and hotel facility for night stay in the fort to give a complete thrilling experience of the olden days.

The temple inside is also very good.. overall a very unique tourist attraction which most people in India are unaware and thereby deprived.
If the fort happened to be in a western country then it would have been transformed into major tourist attraction and people around the world would have flocked here paying money and get unique experience.
Written October 17, 2014
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