Vellore Fort, built in 16th century by Sinna Bommi Nayak, a vasal chieftain under the Vijayanagar kings,Sada Sriranga Maharaja. It is constructed of granite blocks and surrounded by a moat which is supplied by a subterranean drain fed from a tank. Later, it became the fortress of Mortaza Ali, the brother-in-law of Chanda Sahib who claimed the Arcot throne, and was taken by the Adil Shah sultans of Bijapur. In 1676, it passed briefly into the hands of the Marathas until they, in turn, were displaced by the nawab, Daud Khan, of Delhi in 1708. The British occupied the fort in 1760, following the fall of Srirangapatnam and the death of Tipu Sultan.
How to reach there:
TTC buses run to and fro for Tiruchirappalli, Madras, and Madurai. Vellore's main railway station is five km north at Katpadi. This is the junction of broad-gauge line from Bangalore to Madras.
Hotel River View.
What to see:
The small museum inside the fort complex contains sculptures dating back to Pallav and Chola times.