Thursday, December 9, 2010

Vellore Fort

The fort in Vellore (State: Tamil Nadu) is located inside the city. The Land Fort built in the 3rd quarter of the 16th century AD is one of the most perfect specimens of military architecture in the South.

The fort has been occupied by several different dynasties. The fortification consists of a main rampart broken at irregular intervals by round towers and rectangular projections. The main walls of the fort are built using huge granite stones surrounded by a broad moat fed with water.

The The approximate circumstance of the fort is 2600 meters. The moat running around the fort is of length and depth of 190 feet and 20 feet respectively. The outer length of the fort is about 2500 feet and 1500 feet in breadth. The height of the outer wall is about 30 feet and the breadth is about 25 feet.
Inside the fort is the famous and beautiful Jalakanteshwara Temple.

64 comments:

SandyCarlson said...

Yet another amazing place. Wow!

Denise said...

Thank you for sharing the story of this fort. It has an impressive history and your photos are great.

George said...

I enjoy visiting old forts -- I find them fascinating. This fort looks marvelous. I really would like to visit it, but I thank you for these wonderful pictures.

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Just beautiful pictures. And the place amazing!

Team G Square said...

Its really nice fort . Nice pics

Beyond Horizon said...

Beautiful fort
surrounded with water is simply awesome

R Sudhir Kumar said...

Its really a massive one, I had been to vellore fort long back.

YOSEE said...

The second photograph is wonderful. Liked it very much.

pietrzyk said...

Very interesting pictures.Greetings Andrzej.

Zuzana said...

What I love most about these pictures today are the green trees and the feel of warm weather.;))
We are in deep freeze here and there is no end in sight.;)
xo

Mitr Friend - Bhushavali said...

I'm yet to visit this place!!! Thanks for showing me what to expect there!!!
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Anu said...

We passed by this fort once, but couldnt go inside.....looks beautiful, though, from the outside!

smalldot said...

very nice fort!

Ash said...

Brilliant!

Jacob said...

Besides being quite beautiful it looks quite impregnable!

Life Ramblings said...

truly impressive structure with such a fascinating history.

Traveling Hawk said...

A very nice place, indeed!

Sylvia K said...

Another fascinating visit through your marvelous photos, Rajesh! Thanks as always for sharing the beauty of your country and its skies! Have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Carver said...

That's an amazing fort. I love the reflections you captured.

EG Wow said...

Attractive fort!

Diane AZ said...

Very impressive fort, it must be an interesting place to visit!

clairz said...

How interesting that there is a temple inside the fort. It's amazing to me how intricate the details are, even on this building.

ewok1993 said...

very interesting again. love the posts.

joo said...

It's a pretty place!

eileeninmd said...

Cool looking fort, looks like a neat place to explore.

Kim, USA said...

Again a very well built structure. Great shot!
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J Bar said...

Great architecture.
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magiceye said...

wonderfully captured!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Very impressive.

Siddhartha Joshi said...

Hmmm...I too have some interesting memories about the Fort from the time I used to live in Hosur. I would often travel to Chennai by road and see this fort on the way. I loved seeing old forts and buildings and was always surprised to see how perfectly maintained this fort was! Unfortunately, I never eventually visited the place.

Thanks for sharing these pics and the story!

alicesg said...

The fort looked very impressive and protective. It's the weekend again, hope you have a nice weekend.

Sally in WA said...

That is an amazing place! Thanks for sharing it.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Hildred and Charles said...

Great photos and a very impressive fort.

ladyfi said...

I love the rounded ramparts! Wonderful shots.

Mridula said...

Grand structures!

Sridharan said...

Vellore fort has been on my list for a while; But couldn't visit it yet. This post motivates me to visit it sooner than later. Looks to be a nice place.
BTW, you too seem to have a fascination for forts. I saw the other post on Bijapur as well. A unique and nice fort.
I've added your interesting blog to my bloggroll and am following you.

Indrani said...

I must visit this soon.

BraCom (Bram) said...

Another fascinating visit through your marvelous places, I love the reflections you captured Rajesh!
thank you for sharing this beautiful photo work


Happy SWF! Have a good weekend,

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thomas said...

A well fortified place,
nice shot for SWF.

Anonymous said...

I LIKE THE REFLECTION
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Rizalenio said...

I love the second photo very much.

Fotobloggen 2010 said...

Nice fort, interesting rounded shapes

eden said...

What a lovely structure! Great pictures.

Luna Miranda said...

must be a lot of history here. fascinating place, great shots.

LauraX said...

thanks for taking us on another fascinating journey with you!

Sheri said...

Wow, I just so love these shots! gorgeous

Cezar and Léia said...

Another fabulous place there and your pictures are outstanding!
Léia

James said...

Both are great but the bottom one is my favorite!

Lorac said...

Enjoyed the information on such a grand building! Your photos are wonderful.

Linda said...

Congratulations on your Skywatch shot.

lotusleaf said...

Beautiful captures!

V Rakesh said...

Very impressive!

Sumandebray said...

This looks much modern for 15th Centurey

jeannette said...

Very interesting and historical building(s), Rahesh! My son is coming to India coming Feb. with his friend who is Indian. I like for him to bring me a little piece (1-2 inch) of elephant tusk (for me to sculpt -I'm an artist). Do you have any suggestions?

Nefertiti said...

magnifique !

Rajesh said...

Thanks to all for appreciating this beautiful fort. This is a must see place.

Sridharan: Thanks, I too liked your travel blog and now following you.

Sumandebray: This has changed hands across several dynasties. Finally British controlled it. Must have been renovated.

Jeannette: In India, killing wild animals or selling their any parts is banned. I will not be able to help you on this.

DeLi said...

i like the second photo very much! it would be great to visit them one day

Kristin said...

Beautiful and historic. Thanks for the informative post. Have a nice day

Jeevan said...

Excellent captured rajesh! Ones these used to say the moat had crocodiles to prevent prisoners escape and enemies entry from outside.

Arti said...

Marvelous and magnificent! Wonderfully captured and explained in depth.

Nethra said...

That looks amazing and well maintained too.

Blaze said...

when ever i visit chennai by car, i wud have a stop over at vellore... though i have never gone inside this... i would really admire at it when ever i pass by this magnificent fort!!

Arpana said...

last month i had been there.Pics are taken nicely.

Rajesh said...

Thanks to all for appreciating this beautiful fort.