|Fort City “Vellore”|
Vellore has the blend of rich heritage and culture of ancient Dravidian civilization. It is also a historical place, “Vellore mutiny” which happened during ancient times before the 1857 famous sepoy mutiny.
And this Vellore Mutiny is considered as one of the foremost agitation which was started by the native Indian people for our freedom from the British.
So we can say Vellore is a land of brave! Though the people are strong and ready to fight without fear, they have a tender heart and respect for each other. Vellore possesses different categories of significant places that are to be visited by the tourist.
The Vellore fort is one of the most beautiful and strategically built fort, and its architectural structure is marvelous that it serves as a military specimen even today and it possess world famous university the “VIT” which a diversified and multicultural campus with all the facilities for the students. Apart from these, the recently built “Sripuram Golden Temple” attracts more tourists. The temple is so beautifully built in traditional style.
Sri Lakshmi Narayani Temple located in sripuram in Thirumalaikkodi, about 7 km from Vellore. Consecrated by Sri Sakthi Amma. It is a unique temple that has been coated with gold both in the interior and exterior. Twelve layers of gold foils have been pasted on copper sheets embossed with the design of gods and fixed on the walls. One and a half tones of gold have gone into the design of the Sri Lakshmi Narayani Temple, which has been built at a cost of Rs. 300 crore. 100 – Acre site.
The temple has been designed in such a way that visitors can reach the golden temple only after going through a star-shaped pathway, which has the message from the Vedas on the both sides which are knowledge enriching. You can know the history as you pass by and while waiting on the queue for the dharshana too.
Your trip doesn’t just end with the dharshana. You have lot more places to visit in Vellore. They are Balamathi hills, Jalakanteswarat temple, Tippu Mahal, Amirthi forest, Delhi gate, Stone house of Rana Samuthiram, Muthu mandapam, Ratnagiri, Kavalur observatory, Konar temple etc. Indeed Vellore has more hotels for your comfortable stay, and the Darling residency is one of the top most hotel in that area. It has hotels for all budgets but they all together stand for no compromise quality in serving the touris. So just drive your care towards Vellore and have a pleasant trip.