The golden temple of Sripuram is a Spiritual park situated at the foot of a small range of green hills in a place known as "Malaikodi" in the city of Vellore in Tamil Nadu, India. The temple is at the southern end of the city of Vellore, at Tirumalaikodi.
The salient Feature of Sripuram is the Lakshmi Narayani temple or Mahalakshmi temple whose 'Vimanamí and ĎArdha Mandapamí have been coated with gold both in the interior and exterior.
The Fort was at one point of time the head quarters of the Vijayanagara Empire. The fort is known for its grand ramparts, wide moat and robust masonry.
The Fort was built around 1566 by Chinna Bommi Nayak and Thimma Reddy Nayak, subordinate Chieftains under Sadasiva Raya of the Vijayanagara Empire. The Vijayanagara kings called it "Raya Vellore" to differentiate it from "Uppu Vellore" in the Godavari region. The name Vellore is also spelt "Belur." The present day Chennai region and Tirupathi were under the domain of the Fort.
Tucked away about 25 kms from Vellore is the picturesque Amirthi Forest. While one part of the area is maintained and developed as a wildlife sanctuary, a portion of it is open to tourists. Spread over 25 hectares, Amirthi Zoological Park is a popular getaway or picnic spot. The area is lush with trees, herbal plants and different varieties of birds and animals. There is a small waterfall tucked away amidst the ravines and hills. Located under the Javadu Hills of Tellai, Amirthi offers a reasonable getaway. There is a play park for kids. You can enjoy a good walk along the meandering path cut along the rock steps. Check out accommodation options and facilities from the local forest authorities.
The Ratnagiri temple is situated at Vellore in
Tamil Nadu. Vellore can be reached by train or bus. The nearest air and
seaport is at Chennai, 140 km from Vellore.
The Ratnagiri temple is dedicated to Lord Muruga. There are two forms of the deity in this temple - one is Lord Thirukkolam, seen with his wives Valli and Deivanai, and the other is Lord Gurukkolam. There are separate shrines dedicated to Lord Ganesh, Lord Sani and the Navagraha (deities representing the nine planets of the Solar system).
Thiruvannamalai , same as English pronunciation) is a pilgrimage town and municipality in Thiruvannamalai district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is the headquarters of the Thiruvannamalai district. Thiruvannamalai is home to the Annamalaiyar Temple located at the foot of the Annamalai hill and amongst one of the great Shiva Temples of Tamilnadu. Thiruvannamalai has long been associated with many yogis and siddhars, and more recently the 20th century guru Ramana Maharshi. The sanskrit name for Thiruvannaamalai - Arunachala - became known worldwide mostly due to Sri Ramana. The other saint being Swami Arunagiri Nathar who wrote the Thiruppugazh and Kandaralankaram in Tamil.
The temple is reportedly the richest and the most visited place of worship in the world.The temple is visited by about 100,000 to 200,000 pilgrims daily, while on special occasions and festivals, like the annual Brahmotsavam, the number of pilgrims shoots up to 500,000, making it the most visited holy place in the world
The ancient and sacred temple of Sri Venkateswara is located on the seventh peak, Venkatachala (Venkata Hill) of the Tirupati Hill, and lies on the southern banks of Sri Swami Pushkarini. It is by the Lordís presidency over Venkatachala, that He has received the appellation, Venkateswara (Lord of the Venkata Hill). He is also called the Lord of the Seven Hills.