is a city in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Situated about 145 kilometres west of the state capital Chennai
, this city lies on the banks of Palara River in the north-eastern part of the state. This region takes credit for being the top exporter of finished leather goods in the country. It is also home to numerous manufacturing and automobile companies. The city is also a site of medical tourism in India.
A number of National Highways such as NH 46, NH 234, and NH 4 pass through Vellore
, thus enhancing its road connectivity. It provides bus services to several major cities such as Chennai
, Kanchipuram, and many others. There is also a city bus service which connects the city, its suburbs, and other places of interest. The three principal railway stations of Vellore
are Katpadi Junction, Vellore
Cantonment, and Vellore
Town. One can avail direct rail conveyance to a host of cities such as Bhabaneswar, Bhopal
Central, Howrah Station, New Delhi
, and so on. The nearest international airport is the Chennai
International Airport at a distance of 130 kilometres, while the nearest domestic airport can be accessed in Tirupati
Airport, within 100 kilometres.
Both villas and apartments are available here, and real estate has been thriving largely due to the prosperous industrial sector of the city. Thirumalaikodi
are two of the top locations to own property in Vellore
The most prominent landmark in the city is the Vellore
Fort. It houses a church, a mosque, and a Hindu temple. The Jalakanteswara Temple within the fort is a commendable example of military architecture in South India. Vellore
Fort, which has been declared a Monument of National Importance, also encompasses the Tipu Mahal. The famous temples of the city include Jalakandeswarar Temple, Srilakshmi Golden Temple, Wallajapet Dhanvantri Temple, Ratnagiri
Mrugan Temple, and Ponnai Navagraha Kottai Temple. The well-know churches within the city are Assumption Cathedral and the 150 year old St. Johns Church inside the church. Vellore
boasts of more than 50 mosques, with some of them being over 100 years old. Other touriss attractions in the vicinity include Government Museum, Science Park, Vainu Bappu Observatory, Amirthi Zoological Park, and few others. When it comes to education, Vellore
is hailed as a sought-after destination for medical and technological studies in India. It serves as the base of two of Indias top 10 educational institutions, Christian Medical College & Hospital, and VIT University. It also houses a number of other colleges and institutes offering courses on various disciplines. The city prides itself for one of the most advanced hospitals in the country, the Christian Medical College and Hospital. It is Vellores biggest employer and attracts thousands of healthcare seekers in the vicinity. Apollo KH Hospital, Government Vellore
Medical College, and Sri Narayani Hospital and Research Centre are the other prime hospitals in the city.