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vellore

INTRODUCTION

Vellore is a city in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is located on the banks of the Palar River in the southern part of India.

ATTRACTIONS

Some of the top places to see in Vellore include the following –

  • Punganoor Lake

HISTORICAL & RELIGIOUS PLACES

  • Vellore Fort
  • Arulmigu Balamurugan
  • Jalakandeswarar Temple
  • Sripuram Golden Temple
  • Virinjipuram Temple

SHOPPING

If you’d like to indulge in some shopping, here are some good shopping spots to check out in Vellore –

  • Annamal Complex, Gandhi Nagar
  • Army Veterans Welfare Complex
  • Deva Plaza, Kangeyanallur Road
  • Burma Bazaar
  • Annapoorna Complex
  • Commissary Bazaar
  • Shanti Shopping Center

MUSEUMS

  • Archaeological Museum of India, Vellore

festivals

The major festivals celebrated in Vellore are –

  • Pongal – A harvest festival celebrated in January
  • Navaratri (a 9-day Hindu festival, where people worship goddess Durga -celebrated in the month of October)
  • Dussehra (grand celebration on the 10th day, at the end of Navaratri)
  • Deepawali – Festival of lights

RESTAURANTS

Following is a list of some of best restaurants in Vellore to try the local delicacies as well as other interesting foods and sumptuous meals -

  • The Vellore Kitchen
  • Sai Sangeet
  • Hundreds Heritage
  • Alankar
  • Gingee
  • MuruganIdli shop
  • Aryaas
  • Lalith Vihar

HOTELS

Some of the best hotels in Vellore for a comfortable stay include the following –

  • Fortune Park Vellore
  • Regency Sameera Vellore by GRT Hotels
  • MSquare
  • Hotel Royal Grande
  • Rangalaya Royal
  • SGRT Residency Vellore
  • Sunshine Residency
  • Hotel Aavanaa Inn
  • Hotel SMS Grand Inn

NIGHTLIFE

Vellore also has a few good bars and pubs having good food, drinks and ambience. These include –

  • Wet & Wild Bar
  • Dremus Alco Lounge
  • Vedus Cool bar
  • Vellore Bar and Rayal Bar
  • Lexxus Bar
  • Sri Murugan Cool Bar

EMERGENCY NUMBERS:

Vellore city STD Code – 0416 (to be used before dialling numbers from a device that is not locally registered)

Common emergency numbers:

  • Police control room – 100
  • Women helpline - 1091
  • Accident Helpline – 108
  • Child Helpline – 1098
  • Fire and Rescue – 101
  • Senior Citizen Helpline – 1253
  • Blood Bank Information - 1910

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