Vellore Fort

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Vellore Fort (Photo Courtesy: Chandrachoodan Gopalakrishnan)
Vellore Fort - 20 kms from Ranipet - Photo Courtesy Chandrachoodan Gopalakrishnan

During British rule the Tippu Sultans family and the last king of Sri Lanka, Vikrama Rajasinha, were held as royal prisoners in the Vellore fort. The State Government Museum inside the fort consists of objects of art, archaeology, prehistory, weapons, sculptures, bronzes, wood carvings, handicrafts, numismatics, philately, botany, geology and zoology. Jalakandeswarar Temple inside the Vellore Fort is renowned for its Vinayanagara style archicture.



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