Vellore Fort

The Fort was constructed by then the ruler Bommu Nayakar and his brother during 1526-1595 AD

The First Mutiny against the British in India broke out in Vellore Fort (1806 – Sippoy Kalagam)Tippu Mahal, Hyder Mahal, Condy Mahal, Badhusha Mahal and the Begam Mahal in side the Fort.The fort at Vellore is one of the great attractions in the District. It is Said to have been built by Chinna Boomi Nayaka a subordinate under Sadasivaraya of the Vijayanagara Kindom in mid of 16th Century A.D. The fort was occupied by the British in 1760 and used as a military garrison. The rectangular fort with a circumference of 3km is built entirely with massive granite cut stones.The fort contains both secular and religious structures including tippu Mahal, Begum Mahal, Kandi Mahal, Jalakanteswara Temple, A mosque and a Church

Museums also established by 01, April 1999 in this fort by the Archaeological Survey of India and State Department.

Photo Gallery

  • Vellore Fort
  • Jalagandeshwarar Temple
  • St. John's Church

How to Reach:

By Air

The nearest International airport is Chennai Airport (135km)

By Train

Katpadi Junction is the main railway junction situated in Vellore

By Road

Vellore is connected with major cities in the states of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. The National Highways passing through Vellore are NH 46 (Bangalore - Chennai road), NH 234 (Mangalore to Viluppuram) and NH 4 from Ranipet to Chennai and the Cuddalore-Chittoor.