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Vellore Fort is an architectural marvel and the 'Pride of Vellore'. It is a huge fort that was built in the 16th century by the Vijayanagar kings. In the previous times, this fort served as the ruling throne for the Aravidu dynasty. This fort spans vast acres of land and houses a mosque, a temple, 2 palaces, and a garden. Till date, it has not lost the charm of attracting the people on a large scale.

 

It Is Known For:-
1) Initially, Vellore Fort was a part of the Vijayanagar Empire for a prolonged period of time. Slowly, it came under the rule of the Marathas, Mughals, and the British
2) The whole structure reflects the Vijayanagar style of architecture. The interiors including the courtroom, hall, bedroom, and the courtyard are constructed in a manner that narrates the skills of the foregone times
3) Tipu Palace that was used by Tipu Sultan as a shelter was transformed into a royal prison. Tipu and his family, Hyder Ali and his family were imprisoned here for lifetime
4) The grave of Vickrama Rajasinghe, the last monarch of Sri Lanka (Ceylon), is also located here

 

Best Time To Visit:-
Due to a rich history, Vellore Fort attracts numerous tourists from different directions. It can be visited throughout the year, excluding the summers.

 

Reaching There:-
Due to a well-established connectivity of roadways and railways, it has become easier to reach Vellore Fort. One can also hire a car for commuting to & from the fort conveniently.

 

Nearest Railway Station- Katpadi Railway Station
Nearest Airport- Vellore Airport

Timing : 6AM to 9PM

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