Thursday, November 25, 2010

Vellore, City of Spears

Vellore (State: Tamil Nadu) is at a distance 145 kms from Chennai in one direction and in another direction 215 kms from Bangalore. We started from Bangalore in the morning and reached this place in the early afternoon. The city has prominent colleges, ancient temples and one of the best hospitals in India (Christian Medical College & Hospital). 



The name 'Vellore' in local language means 'City of Spears'. Ancient history shows that, this place was basically a battle field and it was always left with the abandoned weapons like spears throughout the year. It was the seat of power for various dynasties like the Pallavas, Cholas, Nayak, Marathas. The major tourist attractions here are:
We shall explore these attractions in some more detail soon.

58 comments:

V Rakesh said...

I'm gonna use your space as a guide to take me places in TN! ;-)

Babli said...

I have been to Vellore last year and visited these places. Its very nice. Beautiful pictures with brief description.

Tammie Lee said...

somehow I think of these ancient places as sacred bones. I suppose they are a bit like bones of the earth.

Beyond Horizon said...

Fascinatin...i have never traveled 2 south...seems i shud soon:)

Zuzana said...

Beautiful as always, it is your children on the picture? So cute.;)
xoxo

Wind said...

Well, I am glad I have found your amazing travel blog!
I will come back here, because I am interested in your country!
Thank you and have a great day!
Regards from Romania!

anu said...

Very nice flow.Good article

pietrzyk said...

Very interesting photo.Greetings Andrzej.

Shrinidhi Hande said...

could u take photo of golden temple?

Mama Zen said...

Awesome!

YOSEE said...

The Natya mantapam of Jalakanteshwara temple is just marvelous, isn't it !

JM said...

Great mosaic!

Sylvia K said...

Magnificent shot as always and such a gorgeous place! Perfect against the blue, blue skies! Have a great weekend, Rajesh!

Sylvia

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

Fantastic buildings and I like the blue sky :)

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Dharma Shots said...

Incredible photos...

ascu75 aka Don said...

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Pearl Maple said...

Great collection of photos from an interesting place to visit. Thanks for sharing with us in Sky Watch Friday.

Kay L. Davies said...

Beautiful, Rajesh. And I see there was at least one day with a beautiful blue sky!
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Carver said...

Interesting and beautiful spot.

joo said...

As usuallu beautiful place and photos!

Life Ramblings said...

looks like a fascinating place with great history. :)

Marites said...

it's amazing how such place can survive for so many years and undergo so much history. Yet, it remained beautiful! Happy Skywatching!

eileeninmd said...

Just amazing Rajesh! The temples and carving are just beautiful. Wonderful mosaic.

SandyCarlson said...

City of Spears. What a picturesque names. Wow. You always awaken my imagination. Thanks.

Purba said...

Vellore-city of spears, that's information for me. Nice collage btw.

eden said...

Wow, what a beautiful place! thank you for sharing this. I learn many things about your country thru your post. Have a great weekend.

Kim, USA said...

Forts and temples are gorgeous in your country. Very grateful that you share it to us. Happy Friday!
My week sky

ladyfi said...

What a great name for a city. Hopefully, it's a peaceful one now though.

magiceye said...

lovely mosaic

BraCom (Bram) said...

Magnificent compilation and photos as always and such a gorgeous place! Perfect against the blue, blue skies! Have a great weekend, Rajesh!

Rossel said...

I hope to visit your country someday. It's a beautiful place. Thank you for always sharing those great architectures and for visiting me.

Mridula said...

The kids seem to be enjoying a lot and the picture in the lower right half is beautiful.

Gypsy Lala said...

Beautiful place which I would like to go one day.

thomas said...

A historic place with nice temples,spears will means much suffering.

Karine said...

What stunning views and architecture! Thank you for sharing them with us :o)

Team G Square said...

Really very nice place to visit . Especially the Jalakanteswara temple is just awesome .

Dianne said...

the golden color of the reflections is lovely
the photo of the children is wonderful

Phivos Nicolaides said...

City of history and beauties!

'Tsuki said...

Another very interesting tour guiding in India... And your picture are so lovely !

Riet said...

I love all your picturs of your country. Thank you very much

Linda said...

Lovely variety of scenes.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

This is a place full of history and I would love to visit. Thank you for your great photos!

George said...

I look forward to learning more about this city. Your mosaic is very beautiful and shows some very interesting sites.

Lucy Corrander said...

That the battle was so dreadful the spears were left - terror.

Lucy

Ann said...

Do you travel the whole of India to take the photos? I have an ESOl student who is a muslim Indian.

Sneo said...

wow.. a collage this time :)

James said...

Great shots of amazing places!

Trotter said...

Hi Rajesh! Another fabulous place to put on my list... It's growing... ;)

The old Thebes (Ouaset, The Powerful) is on Blogtrotter Two waiting for you!! Enjoy and have a great Sunday and week ahead!

Wind said...

I wish you a great week!
Regards from Romania!

Dishesdone said...

Amazing shots, I just love the architecture. You take us to the most interesting places with such history!

Sweet kids!

A Garden of Threads said...

Beautiful architure. Have a great week.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

I enjoy every week the beauty and the history that is India. Amazing places.

Erika B said...

Truly spectacular! Love your mosaic.

Erika B

Jeevan said...

Nice post rajesh. Vellore is also known as soldier’s academy.

Rajesh said...

Thanks to all for appreciating this place.

Zuzana: As they are my kids in the picture.

Shrinidhi Hande: No I did not visit the golden temple.

Deguide said...

i have fond memories of Vellore, we used to play cricket and have some lovely friends. Of course the Vellore fort i covered last year along with Golden temple

Deguide said...

Golden temple is impressive in the night, i don t know why photography is not allowed, i believe they can make a decent money with 25 bucks for still photography and 100 bucks for videography

Nethra said...

The pillars resemble Melukote pillars. They are just gorgeous, aren't they? The gopura is good too.