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History And Geography

Vellore had the previlege of being the seat of the Pallava, Chola, Nayak, Maratha, Arcot Nawabs and Bijapur Sultan Kindoms. It was described as the best and the strongest fortress in the Carnatic War in the 17th Century. It was witnessed the massacre of European soldier during the mutiny of 1806. Vellore district lies between 12° 15’ to 13° 15’ North latitudes and 78° 20’ to 79° 50’ East longitudes in Tamilnadu State. The geographical area of this district is 6077 sq. k.m. The total population as per 1991 Census is 30,26,432.


The cultural impact in the society is also very significant same of the traditional arts of the District like the Therukoothu., an art form folk theaters, Kokkalikottai, a famous traditional dance in the district are gradually vanishing. But it is also a matter of solace to note that some of the handicrafts for which the Vellore district are renowned, are still flourishing . Mats making in Walajapet, silk weaving in Arni and the traditional art of pot making in Vellore and places around, are some of the handicrafts which are enable to successfully withstand challenges through ages. The poomalai., scheme that has been introduced by the govt. will not only preserve the traditional handicrafts, but also promote their growth.


The Vellore District is one of the leading districts of the state., where the development of the education has been consistently good and commendable. The American Arcot mission, which was established in vellore center in 1853, has the distribution of pioneering the cause of higher education by establishing The American Arcot mission College./ afflilated to the University of Madras as early as 1898. This later come to be known as Voorhees College. The Sacred Heart College, Tirupathur the Auxilium College, ( for women) at Katpadi are other Christian institutions dedicated themselves to the cause of education. The Govt .of Tamil Nadu with an ambitious scheme and ardent desire to promote higher education , setup series of Arts Colleges throughout the state. The Muthurangam Govt. Arts College, Vellore . Thirumagal mills Govt Arts college, Gudiyatham Arigar Anna Arts college for women, Walajah have been established in the rural end poor students.


"Small scale Industrial undertakings are those which are engaged in the manufacture, processing or preservation of goods and in which investment in plant and machinery (original cost) does not exceed Rs.1.00 crores with effect from 24.12.99 whether held on ownership terms,or on lease or on hire purchase."

Provisional SSI registration certificate are being issued within 3 days from the date of receipt of application. This certificate engaged to get clearance on prority to get E.B. connection, financial assistance and plan approval by local bodies.

The Permanent SSI registration certificate are being issued for the units who have started the production, repairing,and servicing activity after the personal inspection by Dist.Industries Centre officials. Certificates are issued within 30days from the date of application. All incentives could be availed only after obtaining Permanent certificate.

Existing Cottage/Handicraft certificates having plant and machinery value not exceeding Rs.5.00 Lakhs and5 H.P.power connection are being issued with Cottage Industries/Handicraft certificate. It is being issued within 30 days from the date of receipt of application.



Dating back to the 13th Century this ancient Fort is the main attraction for tourists.  This historically famous fort retains the past glory with its ramparts, barlements, turrets, posts, and sally gates and with perennial water supply.Double walls fortify it and the main walls are of made massive granite blocks laid one over the other without using mortar.The fort houses a church, Jalagandeeswarar Temple, and many buildings.  Many Government offices are located in these buildings.


Golden Temple (Sri Puram) is a Spiritual park situated at the foot of a small range of green hills in a place known as Malaikodi in the city of Vellore in Tamil nadu, India.The salient Feature of Sripuram is the Lakshmi Narayani temple or Mahalakshmi temple whose Vimanam and Ardha Mandapam have been coated with gold both in the interior and exterior.The temple is located on20 acres of land and has been constructed by Vellore-based Sri Narayani Peedam, headed by spiritual leader Sri Sakthi Amma. 

                                                                   The temple, covering 55,000 sq ft, has intricate carvings and sculptures in gold. The lighting is arranged in such a way that the temple glitters even during night.The Sripuram is the biggest structure made out of gold.Even the Sadari, a crown with feet of the lord engraved on it, is made of solid gold weighing 1 kg.The outer pathway of the temple is made out in the shape of a Star. The walls of the pathway have inscriptions of teachings of Sakthi amma, Gita, Bible Quran and the {Guru Granth Sahib Ji]. Only people who believe in more than one god are allowed to enter the temple.  All people have to go through the Star shaped pathway to reach the sanctum.The Inner praharam of the temple resembles the circular structure of the Parliament of India.

                The temple is at the southern end of the city of Vellore, at Tirumalaikodi.It is located on the way to Anaicut, on Usoor Road. It's under Corporation limits.

Govt. Mesuem: Inside the Fort, Vellore

Kavalur in Vaniyambadi Taluk has an array to telescopes of various apertures 15 inches (38 cm) and 30 inches (75 cm) 40 inches  (1metre) commissioned in 1972 and the new Computer controlled 2.3 metre aperture telescope, whose  tube  is mounted at the  centre  of  a  yoke attached  on  its  North side to a massive horse-shoe.

Location: Elagiri Hills in Tirupathur Taluk. 75 Kms from Vellore Considered as the Ooty of Vellore District, this stands eloquent amidst four mountains, at a height of 3500 feet above sea level is gifted with natural scenic beauty(lakes, lush green forest) cool & pleasant climate and convenient location..  A solemn summer resort, this place has comfortable lodging house, rest houses, and Government Travellers Bunglows.  A church with exquisite craftsmanship and a beautiful park adorn these hills as an ideal tourist spot. Other places of interest are Poly Garden House (Lake side), Sericulture Farm (Mangalam Village), Jalagamparai Water Falls, Mangalam Fishing Pond, Nachiamman Koil, Murugan Koil and Valley View point, Thayalur Horiculture Farm (YMCA Boys camp), Telescope House.

Location Of Muthu mandapam(Pearl place):On the bed of Palar river in Vellore Town.       This is a memorial built around the tombstone of Vikramaraja Singh, the last candy Tamil rule.  To this memorial are going to be added an aquarium, a Children's Park, a lawn and three decorative arches.

 Amirthi forest is 25Km from Vellore and is a nice picnic spot.

 Palar Anaicut Dam.

 Ratnagiri temple is situated in 12 Kms.