Sunday, June 14, 2009
Amirthi Forest lies to the southeast of Vellore. The forest is rich with different species of Flora and Fauna. A substantial part of this jungle has been cleared to serve as a tourist resort where as the rest of the forest has been declared a wildlife sanctuary. A trek for a kilometer leads one to a panoramic view of a seasonal waterfall.
Virinjipuram is a marvelous temple that is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The Temple is located on the bank of the River Palar. The temple is famous for the rock-carved figures that can be seen in dramatic settings representing scenes in the social life of the people. These figures can be predominantly found on pillars and basement. The inscriptions on the rocks are in both Grantham as well as Tamil.
Pandavedu is a desolate village that is very close to the city of Vellore. The place has got prominence because of the two important ancient temples that are situated there. The first one is dedicated to Sri Ramachandraswamy and the other to Goddess Renukambal Amman.
Thiruvallam is located on the banks of the Nuga River that is a major tributary of Palar River. Thiruvallam is famous for the ancient temple that is dedicated to Sri Vallanadeheeswarar. A unique feature of this shrine is that the Nandi does not face Lord Shiva but otherwise.
Vallimalai Temple is situated on the top of a hillock that can be ascended by a flight of 300 steps. The principle deity at Vallimalai is Lord Subramanya. The temple is considered to be 1500 years old and is believed as the sight of marriage for Valli and Murugan.
It is a picnic spot where the dam is constructed between two hills that are dotted with bowers and greenery.