How to reach Vellore

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Vellore is a historic city of Tamil Nadu state of India. It is a major center for medical tourism in India, homing the Christian Medical College & Hospital. The VIT University of Vellore is also important academia for Engineering and Management studies.

Mostly visited by students and parents seeking education guidance and admissions, Vellore is also an ancient town with the iconic Vellore Fort. If you are planning a Vellore trip, here is the routes suggestion.

Reaching Vellore by air

There is no direct airport in Vellore. However, if you prefer air travel, you can land at either Bangalore International Airport or Chennai International Airport.

The distance between Bangalore airport and Vellore is about 200 kilometers and it shall take about 3.5-4 hours to travel from Bangalore airport to Vellore. If you prefer traveling by cabs, one of the best cab services in Bangalore is that of Gozo. You can book outstation cabs online with Gozo to pick up from Bangalore airport and travel to your desired destination in Vellore.

Best cab service in Bangalore for outstation travel and airport transfers

The Chennai International Airport is about 130 kilometers from Vellore and a cab can take you to your destination in about 2.5 hours.

We suggest pre-booking the cab in order to save the waiting time.

Reaching Vellore by train

Vellore has its own railhead connected with major Indian cities. From the Vellore railway station, you can take local transport like rickshaws, private taxi to reach your stay.

Reaching Vellore by road

Road transport is also a good option to reach Vellore. You can find a number of Tamil Nadu state government buses and private buses running to and from Vellore.

You can also self-drive or ride a private cab to reach Vellore. The route is safe and smooth and easily approachable.

vellore fort
Image courtesy: frontline.thehindu.com

Important tourist attractions of Vellore

Following are some of the most visited tourist sites in and around Vellore.

  • Vellore Fort and Museum
  • St. John’s Church
  • Ratnagiri Murugan Temple
  • Sri Narayani Peedam Golden Temple, Sripuram

Useful Links

Vellore: One-day trip planner

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