Vellore Fort, Vellore

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Country -

India

Travel Destination -

Vellore

Address of this place -

Balaji Nagar, Vellore, Tamil Nadu

ISD/STD Code -

91-0416

Area Pincode -

632004

Local Time -

7:46 AM

Local Weather -

Current temprature- 36.2, Minimum - 28.12, Maximun - 36.24
light rain with humidity 41% and Wind speed of 7.16 mph (Measured at Tirupati Airport).

How to Reach -

Major Railway stations:
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Katpadi junction (Katpadi, Tamil Nadu 632007) Vellore Cantonment Railway Station (Cantonment Railway Station Rd, Railway Colony, Bishop David Nagar, Kosapet, Vellore, Tamil Nadu 632001)
Jolarpettai Railway Station (Hotel Street, Kudiyanakuppam, Tamil Nadu 635851)
Arakkonam junction is major railway connectivity point. (Railway station road, Arakkonam, Tamil Nadu 631001)

Road connectivity:
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Frequent direct bus services from chennai bus stand (CMBT- Mofussil Bus Stand, Koyambedu, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600107) to
Vellore new bus stand (Selliamman Koil, Near Selliyamman Koil, Selliamman Koil, Vellore, Tamil Nadu 632004)
Vellore Old bus stand (Anna Salai, Vasanthapuram, Kosapet, Vellore, Tamil Nadu 632004)
Arcot (SH 129, Arcot, Tamil Nadu 632503)
Arakonam (Arakonam new bus stand, Arakkonam, Tamil Nadu 631001)
Walajapet Bus Stand (No. 03 thoppai chetti Street, Walajapet, Tamil Nadu 632513)
Buses from Banglore, Kanchipuram (Arignar anna Bus stand, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu 631501) to Vellore

Air ways:
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Chennai is the nearest Airport(GST Rd, Meenambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600027) for Vellore town (130 KM).
Thirupathi Airport (Renigunta Airport Road, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh 517520)(100kms)
Banglore Airport (Devanahalli, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560300) (230 kms)

About this place -

 

Vellore Fort, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

Balaji Nagar, Vellore, Tamil Nadu

Vellore Fort is a large 16th-century fort situated in heart of the Vellore city.The fort is known for its grand ramparts, wide moat and robust masonry. The fort was constructed in granite from the nearby quarries in Arcot and Chittor districts. It spreads over an area of 133 acres (0.54 km2) and is located at an altitude of 220 m (720 ft) within a broken mountain range. The fort is surrounded by a moat which was once used as an additional line of defence in the case of an invasion. It is believed that the fort has an escape tunnel leading to Virinjipuram about 12 km away. The fort is considered to be among the best of military architecture in Southern India and is known for its grand ramparts, wide moat and robust masonry.

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