(Last Updated on : 10/04/2014)
Tourism in Vellore district
offers a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the beautiful natural scenery along with some of the historical monuments which speaks of the glorious past of this district. The temples in this district also attract people from different parts of the state. The temples in this district are adorned with the Kalayana Mandapam. The Kalayana Mandapam is a grand piece of stone architecture in Vellore which is regarded as the most beautiful structure of its kind in South India. One of the temples in this district is the Ratnagiri temple which is located at a distance of twelve kilometers to the east of Vellore. There are also several places of tractions in this district which entertains people throughout the year.
located twenty five kilometres from Vellore and convenient place for excursion. There is a stream which runs through the semi-dense forest and a zoo with quite a few animals is also there. Those taking interest in trekking, can enjoy a fantastic path to trek up the stream, at the end of which is a small waterfall.
The most favourable time to visit Amirthi is soon after some rain or after the monsoon; either from June to August or from September to November. Another attraction of this district in Tamil Nadu is the splendid Jalagamparai Waterfalls which is formed by the River Attaaru, which runs through the valleys of Yelagiri Hills. It is a suitable picnic spot and also a good destination for day long trek.
The Elagiri Hills in the Tirupathur taluk is seventy five kilometres from Vellore which is famously called as the Ooty
of Vellore district. It stands eloquent amidst four mountains, at a height of three thousand and five hundred feet above sea level. This place is abundant with natural scenic beauty like lakes, lush green forest, etc. A number of other attractive places in this district are Sericulture Farm, Poly Garden House, Jalagamparai Water Falls, Nachiamman Koil, Mangalam Fishing Pond, Murugan Koil and Valley View point, Thayalur Horiculture Farm, Telescope House, etc.
The Golden Temple
or Sri Puram is a Spiritual park located at the foot of a small range of green hills in a place known as Malaikodi in the district of Vellore in Tamil Nadu. The important feature of Sri Puram is the Lakshmi Narayani temple or Mahalakshmi temple whose Vimanam and Ardha Mandapam are coated with gold both in the interior and exterior. The temple is situated over a twenty acre land and has been constructed by Vellore-based Sri Narayani Peedam, headed by spiritual leader Sri Sakthi Amma. Another attraction of this district is the Mordhana Dam. It is a picnic spot, where the dam is constructed between two hills. A number of other places of interest in this district are Palar Anaicut Dam, Tippu Mahal, Government Museum, Jalakanteswara Temple, India gate, St. Johns church, Madarasaye Mohammediya Masjid, Clock Tower, Victoria Jubilee Tower, Poomalai Vaniga Vazhagam, Central Jail, etc.