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Vellore, Tamil Nadu Travel Guide

Vellore city is best known for the golden temple of Shri Laxmi surrounded by water. It is the headquarters of Vellore district in the state of Tamil Nadu.

There are stories to explain the etymology of Vellore. According to some it was the place the deity Murugan appeared and some stories tell that the area was surrounded by Velan trees, so the place got its name as Vellore.The city was ruled under the Pallavas, Cholas, Vijayamagara kingdom and the Nawab of Carnatic. The city has population of about 8 lakh. It lies on the banks of Palar River in the Eastern Ghats region of Tamil Nadu. It experiences moderate weather throughout the year.

Vellore houses leather and tannery industry, BHEL, automobile companies, explosives manufacturing company, and it is the only explosives manufacturing company in India. It is a medium range urban area with minimum infrastructure.

The city is quite famous for educational institutions. The first stem cell research institution was established here. The Christian medical College and Hospital of Vellore is very famous.

The city is well connected by road. The National Highway-46, from Bangalore to Chennai, connects the city with both Chennai and Bangalore. It is well connected to border cities of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala by road.

The city has three railway stations namely, Katpadi Junction, Vellore Cantonment, and Vellore Town. Vijayawada, Tirupathi, Bhubaneswar, Nagpur, Mangalore, Bengaluru, Shirdi, gaya, Jammu, Madurai, Delhi and Jaipur are well linked to Vellore station. Chennai International Airport is the nearest airport.

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The city of Vellore has a fort that was built during the British period. The fort complex includes a church, a mosque and a temple. Sriranga Raya, a ruler of Vijayanagara Kingdom was slain here. It is under the custody of the Archaeological Survey of India. It consists of a museum.

Vellore is famous for the Golden temple of Laxmi. It is situated about 8 km away from the main city. The temple complex is built over 100 acres of land. The outer surface of the temple is built in gold. This glittering structure is surrounded by water. It is a newly built temple.

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