Places To See
Vellore is a small
mountainous town surrounded by the Hills of Western Ghats.
Vellore is at a distance of 135 km from Chennai. Vellore is
famous for its fort and the Christian Medical College.
The fort was built in 16th century by a Vijaynagar chieftain;
it is a finest example of the Military architecture. For some
time the Marathas occupied the fort and later the British
took control of it after defeating Tipu Sultan in 1676.
Inside the fort is located the Jalakanteswara Temple and
several other buildings.
Christian Medical College
One of the best hospitals in country, the Christian Medical
College was started by a medical Missionary Dr. Ida Scuddar.
Named after Valli, second wife of Lord Murugan, the temple is
situated on the hilltop is carved out of a massive rock. The
temple is dedicated to Murugan.
This small ashram of Sri Ramana Maharishi draws devotees of
the Guru who died in 1950 after fifty years of contemplation.