Vellore Around The Attraction

Tourist Attractions in and around Vellore

Amirthi Zoologic Park
The Amirthi Zoological Park spreading over a sprawling area of 25 hectares under the Javvadu Hills of Tellai across Amirthi River was started in October 1967 and is 25 km away from Vellore. It has been undergoing a tremendous developmental change through the recognition of state government and noticing huge scores of tourists pour in during holidays. There is a range office at Amirthi headed by the forest ranger and a hill tribe society at Nimmiyambattu near Amirthi which provides employment opportunities to the tribes in that area.
And the natural marvel of Yelagiri hills is a spell binding serene location for a short picnic with its charming greenery and unsullied conditions earning it the name ‘The princess of hill stations’. There are 14 small villages in the region inhibiting several tribes engaged in agriculture, horticulture and forestry. The village witnesses a swirl of celebrations during the murugan festival in July and August and one can get
fresh fruits, ayurvedic medicines made of herbal shrubs here. For families coming with kids for a summer vacation it would turn out to be an unforgettable experience as the children’s park or the mini zoo is poised to present young children a world of joy with lots of fun and frolic. And a plethora of exciteml feastents are on the way towards yelagiri hills this summer as the products of the hill station are to be put on display for giving the visitors a visua.
Kavalur Observatory

Kavalur Observatory is in kavalur in javadu hills which is a part of Eastern Ghats and is placed in Alangayam in Vellore district. It is 725 m above sea level with a latitude of 12 o 34.6’N and longitude of 78 o 49.6’E. And it is purposefully built in a place which is far away from city lights and industrial areas so as to be closer to earth’s equator for covering both northern and southern hemispheres with considerable ease. And its longitudinal position makes it the major astronomical facility between Australia and South Africa for observing the southern objects.

Kavalur Obsevatory
Muthu Mandapam

The muthumandapam or the memorial is raised on the bed of river palar and is located around the tombstone of last Kandy Tamil ruler, Vikramaraja Singh. It is otherwise called the ‘Pearl Palace’ and it seems that it is on a major alteration plan and poised to be added with a Children park, an aquarium and lot more.

muthu mandapam
The State Government Museum
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