Welcome to the city that's carved for service to mankind, that has a cultural heritage so rich that each temple, fort and pillar speaks out its history loud and clear! With research centres, hospitals, law, medical and IT colleges, you want to dub it as an educational hub. Wait a while till you visit the twenty plus temples in Vellore district and you will change your mind!
This third most populous district (following Chennai and Kanchipuram) in Tamil Nadu State is a wonderful cocktail of tourist places, famous health centre, old forts with the punch is added by power play of many dynasties in Vellore in the past. The Cholas, Pandyas, Vijayanagar, Pallavas, Hoysalas, Chalukyas, Sambhurvarayars, Mughals, Bijapur Sultans, Marathas, French and the British - Yes! Vellore has been ruled by all of them during some part of its history!
VIT Vellore Auditorium is able to accommodate 1800 pax and spread over an area of 15436 sq. feet, it has been built with centralized air conditioners, Wi-fi service and a spectacular stage along with green rooms and a perfect amount of lighting. This auditorium is used for various events and conferences.
Vellore has a blend of heritage and culture reflecting the ancient Dravidian civilization. It was the seat of the Pallavas, Cholas, Nayak, Marathas, Arcot Nawabs and Bijapur Sultan Kingdoms. Vellore was once the capital city of the Vijayanagar empire during 1606-1672. The fort in Vellore was described as the best and strongest fortress during the Carnatic War in the 17th Century. The monuments found in the district give a vivid picture of the evolution of the city through the ages. In the centuries before India's independence there were many changes in kingdoms of the south and their capitals. The north and south regions of Arcot came into the political map in 1810 at the time of the last Mughal Emperor. Later in 1908, the two districts, namely North and South Arcot, came into existence. Chittoor (now in Andhra Pradesh) was the first capital of the North Arcot district. From then on it was the principal military base of the British. In 1911, Vellore became the head quarters of North Arcot Dt., comprising Vellore and Thiruvannamalai.
Vellore is not entirely a tourist hub; it is more an educational city or medical centre. However, once you visit this city, you should surely take out time and see Vellore fort, the Golden temple of Mahalakshmi (Lakshmi Narayani temple) at Sripuram (Malaikodi). Yelagiri hill station referred to as 'poor man's Ooty' with Jallagamparai seasonal waterfall nearby too will leave a sweet fragrance behind in your heart. You can also enjoy a visit to the zoo, rejuvenate in the green cover of forests and enjoy the scintillating waterfall at Aamirthi (28 kms.)
Vellore Science Park (also known as Vellore District Science Centre) located in sathuvachari east part of the Vellore City. This science centre is among the four centres in Tamil Nadu developed by Tamil Nadu Science and Technology centre. It has number of galleries including on environment; leather and physical science. Objective of the science park is to enable children learn science through play method.
Science Park here had made it possible for the students and general public to view comet ISON with its telescopic facility on 28 November 2013. Science Park also conducts summer camps for students teaching them on physics, chemistry, maths, biology, environmental sciences, yoga, psychology and also practical experiments.
Gala Dinner on 19th November 2022
A S Gurusamy Mahal AC in Sevur, Vellore is a top player in the category AC Banquet Halls in the Vellore. This well-known establishment acts as a one-stop destination servicing customers both local and from other parts of Vellore. Over the course of its journey, this business has established a firm foothold in it’s industry. The belief that customer satisfaction is as important as their products and services has helped this establishment garner a vast base of customers, which continues to grow by the day.
Address: Katpadi to Chennai Salai, VIT Road, Sevur, Vellore - 632106