Vellore, that is situated 140 kilometers from the city of Chennai, has a very vibrant past. The city that was established somewhere around 6th century has grown till date. The city has seen the rule of a series of dynasties ranging from Pallavas to British. The city has remained the seat of the Pallava, Chola, Nayak, Maratha, Arcot Nawab, Bijapur Sultanate and British Empire in the course of history. The Vijaynagar Fort that was constructed in the 13th century is an example of the formidable military technique of the Peninsular India.
The fort is the main attraction of the city. This fort was considered
infallible during the Carnatic wars of 17th century. The fortified
double walls of this fort were copied later in other forts of the
northern India. The fort has always been the center of action in the
region. It was the site of the famous Sepoy Mutiny of 1806 A.D that
shook the British establishment in the south India.
The city that is situated on the confluence of Pallar and Ponnar Rivers
has grown to be a bustling town of the peninsular India. The CMC
Hospital that is situated in Vellore is considered as one of the best
medical colleges and hospitals in Asia. The city is fast picking up as a
major destination for Medical tourism in India.