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About 140 Km. South of
Chennai, Tamil Nadu
250 millimeters
Best Time:
Throughout the year
Tamil and English
Std Code:
Summer: 40°C (Max)
28°C (Min), Winter: 29°C
(Max), 15°C (Min)
Vellore, that is situated 140
kilometers from the city of
Chennai, has a very
vibrant past. The city that
was established
somewhere around 6th
century has grown till
date. The city has seen the
rule of a series of
dynasties ranging from
Pallavas to British. The city
has remained the seat of
the Pallava, Chola, Nayak,
Maratha, Arcot Nawab,
Bijapur Sultanate and
British Empire in the
course of history. The
Vijaynagar Fort that was
constructed in the 13th
century is an example of
the formidable military
technique of the
Peninsular India.
The fort is the main
attraction of the city. This
fort was considered
infallible during the
Carnatic wars of 17th
century. The fortified
double walls of this fort
were copied later in other
forts of the northern India.
The fort has always been
the center of action in the
region. It was the site of
the famous Sepoy Mutiny
of 1806 A.D that shook
the British establishment
in the south India.
The city that is situated on
the confluence of Pallar
and Ponnar Rivers has
grown to be a bustling
town of the peninsular
India. The CMC Hospital
that is situated in Vellore is
considered as one of the
best medical colleges and
hospitals in Asia. The city
is fast picking up as a
major destination for
Medical tourism in India.

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