Vellore is a city in Tamil Nadu that is famous for its educational institutions, such as Christian Medical College and Hospital and VIT University, making it a premier center for medical tourism and education in the country. Besides, Vellore has religious establishments galore such as Jalakandeswarar Temple, Golden Temple of Mahalakshmi or Lakshmi Narayani temple at Sripura, Eswar Temple, Big Mosque and St. John's Church. There is the Subramanyar temple at Kangeyanallur which is believed to be more than 500 years old and the Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple, widely held to be 1,000 years old. A visit to Yelagiri Hill station with the Jalagamparai Waterfalls and Punganoor Lake nearby should feature on one’s itinerary. The waterfalls at Amirthi are a picturesque spot and for a refreshing jaunt, drop in at the Amirthi Zoological Park. The Government Museum will take you back to history, and Science Park will add to your repertoire of knowledge. Step inside the historic remnants of Vellore Fort, glimpse the wonders of the universe at the Kavalur Observatory aka the Vainu Bappu Observatory and peak into the life of princes at the French Bungalow.
Best Time to Visit Vellore
The months of October and March are a good time to visit, mainly because the weather at this time will not trouble you, unlike the summer months which get very hot. Deepam Festival in the month of Karthigai or November is very popular here. A light jacket or thin shawl should suffice as it does not get any colder than 17°C.
Weather Of Vellore
Vellore has hot and dry weather round the year and the average temperature ranges from a maximum of 43.5°C to a minimum of 18.4°C. Like the rest of Tamil Nadu, April to June are the hottest months with the temperature oscillating between 29°C to 40°C. The monsoon makes its annual appearance in June and bids adieu in September. During winter which is from December to January, the maximum temperature is 27.3°C and minimum is 17.9°C.
How to Reach Vellore?
By Air : The nearest airport is Tirupati Airport is located 100 km away from Vellore.
By Rail : Travelling to Vellore by train is a feasible option as there are trains from here going to destinations all over the country. Vellore has three main railway stations namely, Katpadi junction, Vellore Cantonment and Vellore Town with Katpadi junction receiving the most traffic.
By Road : There are 3 highways passing through Vellore i.e. NH-46, NH-234 and NH-4 which connect Vellore to important cities in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. Vellore city itself is situated on National Highway NH-46 that connects Bangalore and Chennai. Bus services are available to Chennai, Coimbatore, Bangalore, Madurai, Tirupathi, Vijayawada, Hyderabad, Mangalore, Goa, Trichy and other towns and cities in South India.