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Vellore City Guide

Vellore FortVellore is now pulsating with more activities as a commercial, administrative and medical centre. It has the privilege of being the seat of the Pallava, Chola, Nayak, Maratha, Arcot Nawabs and Bijapur Sultans.

Vellore grew into a bustling town gradually since 6th century changing the rulers and growing in importance. It has an ancient fort and a well preserved temple. The fort constructed around the seventeenth century is one of the exquisite specimens of military architecture in South India. It was described as the strongest fortress in the Carnatic in 17th century and witnessed the ghastly massacre of European soldiers during the mutiny of 1806. The temple inside the fort is said to contain sculptures which surpass even those of Madurai.

Vellore is renowned for the famous Christian Medical College and Hospital which attract patients and research scholars from all corners.

General Info. :
Area : 11.65 sq.kms.
Population : 1,75,061 (1991 census)
Altitude : 204 above Sea Level
Climate :
Summer : Max. 39.0°C, Min. 29.5°C
Winter : Max. 27.3°C, Min. 17.0°C
Rainfall : 1053 (average)
Clothing : Tropical Season : Throughout the year
Language Spoken : Tamil, English and Telugu
STD Code : 0416

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