Vellore Fort

 

Overview

Vellore Fort is One of the monuments in Vellore. In during the rule of Chinna Bommi Nayak 1526 to 1595 A.D.. In South India the Fort is one of the most perfect specimens of Military architecture. Inside the Fort the Jalakandeswarar Temple is a very fine example of Vijayanagar architecture.Vellore Fort is a large 16th-century fort situated in heart of the Vellore city, in the state of Tamil Nadu,  built by Vijayanagara Kings. The Fort was at one point of time the headquarters of the Aravidu Dynasty of Vijayanagara Empire.The Fort's ownership passed from Vijayanagara Kings, to the Bijapur Sultans, to Marathas, to the Carnatic Nawabs and finally to the British, who held the fort until India gained independence. The Indian government maintains the Fort with the Archaeological Department. During British rule, the Tipu Sultan's family and the last king of Sri Lanka, Sri Vikrama Rajasinha were held in as prisoners in the fort. The fort houses a Christian church, a Muslim mosque and a Hindu temple, the latter of which is famous for its magnificent carvings. The Fort was briefly captured by the Bijapur army, but was eventually recaptured with the help of the Nayaks of Tanjore.
 
 

Location

Country
India
State
Tamil Nadu
City
Vellore
Location
Vellore Fort
Address
Vellore Fort, Vellore, Tamilnadu, India
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vellore Fort
Nearest Railway Station
Vellore Town (VT)
Nearest Airport
Vellore Airport
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latitude : 12.908800130 longitude :79.066802980
Corporation : Vellore
GPS Code : VOVR
Open Year
16th-century
Area
720 ft
Architect
Chinna Bommi Nayak
Dedicated To
Vijayanagara Kings

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