Vellore is a city and headquarters of Vellore district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The 142-year old municipality was crowned as largest Corporation (area wise) in Tamil Nadu on August 1, 2008. Vellore is ninth corporation converted after Tirupur and Erode. Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Mr. Kalaignar Karunanidhi inaugurated this largest corporation in the state.
It is considered to be one of the oldest surviving cities in South India. The city lies on the banks of the Palar river on the site of Vellore Fort. The city lies between Chennai and Bangalore and the Temple towns of Thiruvannamalai and Tirupati.
Some of the important areas in the city includes: Vellore (center), Katpadi, Arcot, Ranipet (with BHEL & SIPCOT), Walajapet, Satuvachari, Melvisharam, Gandhi Nagar, Tiruvalam, Tarapadavedu, Adukampaarai, etc.