Vellore district

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Vellore district is one of the 32 districts in the Tamil Nadu state of India. It is one of the biggest district in Tamil Nadu. Vellore City is the headquarters of this district. As of 2011, the district had a population of 3,936,331 with a sex ratio of 1,007 females for every 1,000 males.The Government of India recently included Vellore city into prestigious smart City project along with 26 more cities.[1]

Tourism[change | change source]

The Vellore Fort is the primary tourist attraction in the district headquarters Vellore.During British rule, Tipu Sultan's family and the last king of Sri Lanka, Vikrama Rajasinha, were held as royal prisoners in the fort. It houses a church, a mosque and a Hindu temple, the latter known for its carvings. The first rebellion against British rule erupted at this fort in 1806, and it witnessed the massacre of the Vijayanagara royal family of Emperor Sriranga Raya.[2]The golden temple of Sripuram is another attraction in the district.Jalagandeeswarar Temple inside the Vellore fort dedicated to Jalagandeeswar, is noted for its sculptures.

References[change | change source]

  1. Reporter, Staff (2016-09-20). "Varanasi, Madurai on latest list of Smart Cities". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2016-09-29.
  2. "Vellore sepoys rebelled". The Hindu. 6 August 2006. Archived from the original on 2006-12-02. Retrieved 2013-07-07.