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“Worth a trip” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Vellore Fort

Vellore Fort
Vellore Fort, Vellore, India
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Ranked #4 of 19 Attractions in Vellore
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Worth a trip”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

Really nice Fort and Temple, quite original athmoshere not disturbed by to many tourists. Unfortunately the surrundings suffer from plastic waste. Some seeting places for making picnic or having a rest would make sense.

Visited August 2013
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Must see if you visit Vellore or nearby area.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

It is situated in the middle of the city. The Jalakantesvara temple inside the fort is really worth watching. Constructed in 1566 AD in the late Vijayanagara style have very good architectural and art works. Don't miss to see the Kalyanamandapa on the left side when you enter through the main gate. All the pillars have great art works from the carving on stone.

Visited July 2013
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Vellore, India
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73 reviews 73 reviews
52 attraction reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“really worth seeing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

great spacious, historical, housing the temple and the church. almost 500 year old. its a masterpiece in vellore - can be visited . Very crowded on weekends. plan on other days. temple inside is great architectural wonder.

Visited July 2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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19 attraction reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Sri Jalagandeeswarar Temple is a must-see”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

Having visited a number of modern temples that seem to be about making money- this temple was a delight. The carvings spoke to me of questions and trials that humans have contemplated since time began. It seems to be a place where people genuinely worship. And the monkeys are fun!
The archeological museum is interesting but poorly displayed, but it's free.
and hey- it's a fort- everyone loves a fort!

There is no charge for the temple but you must remove your shoes, and there is a small charge to get them back.

Visited June 2013
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srisailam
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“Live fort”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

It seems to be a recent built fort, still in very good condition, when you planned to visit don't forget to visit vellore fort.

Visited June 2012
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