Vellore offers some very exciting excursions. Nearly all of these excursions are a single day affair and thus can be visited in a day. Most of these excursions consists natural wonders that lay scattered between Deccan Plateau and Eastern Ghats. We are listing some of the best excursion destinations around Vellore: -
Virinjipuram is a marvelous temple that is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The
Temple is located on the bank of the River Palar. The temple is famous
for the rock-carved figures that can be seen in dramatic settings
representing scenes in the social life of the people. These figures can
be predominantly found on pillars and basement. The inscriptions on the
rocks are in both Grantham as well as Tamil.
Pandavedu is a desolate village that is very close to the city of
Vellore. The place has got prominence because of the two important
ancient temples that are situated there. The first one is dedicated to
Sri Ramachandraswamy and the other to Goddess Renukambal Amman.
Amirthi Forest lies to the southeast of Vellore. The forest is rich
with different species of Flora and Fauna. A substantial part of this
jungle has been cleared to serve as a tourist resort where as the rest
of the forest has been declared a wildlife sanctuary. A trek for a
kilometer leads one to a panoramic view of a seasonal waterfall.
Thiruvallam is located on the banks of the Nuga River that is a major
tributary of Palar River. Thiruvallam is famous for the ancient temple
that is dedicated to Sri Vallanadeheeswarar. A unique feature of this
shrine is that the Nandi does not face Lord Shiva but otherwise.
Vallimalai Temple is situated on the top of a hillock that can be
ascended by a flight of 300 steps. The principle deity at Vallimalai is
Lord Subramanya. The temple is considered to be 1500 years old and is
believed as the sight of marriage for Valli and Murugan.
It is a picnic spot where the dam is constructed between two hills that
are dotted with bowers and greenery.