Vellore Day Trip
Vellore Sri Lakshmi Narayani Golden Temple
Vellore is an ancient city that has been ruled by the various prosperous dynasties of south India. The city like any princely Indian city should be is famous for various forts, temples, picnic spots and other important tourist attractions. So here’s the list of the most important places to visit in Vellore.
Sripuram-Sri Lakshmi Narayani Golden Temple is the largest Golden temple in the world, with over 1.5 tons of gold used. All the gold work was done by artisans specializing in temple art using gold. The temple is located on 20 acres of land and has been constructed by Vellore-based Sri Narayani Peedam, headed by spiritual leader Sri Sakthi Amma also known as Narayani Amma. The temple, covering 55,000 sq ft (5,100 m2), has intricate carvings and sculptures in gold. The other places to visit in and around Vellore is Thiruvannamalai Arunachaleswar temple which is dedicated to Lord Shiva.