Vellore has a rich past which started with the building of the Vellore Fort by Vijayanagara King in 16th century AD. This timeline details the history of Vellore from ancient times till modern day with the help of pictures.
Vellore fort was built by a Vijayanagara King.
16th century AD
Vellore became the capital of Vijayanagara Empire.
Battle of Toppur, a largest war in South India, was fought
The Sultan of Bijapur captured the Vellore fort from the Vijayanagara Kings.
The throne was acquired by the Marathas from the Bijapur Sultans.
The Mughals of the Delhi Army captured the fort strengthening the Muslim governors of Deccan.
The ruling Nawab (Mughal) was supported by the British to fight against French troops in all the battles.
The Britishers held the Vellore fort as a garrison till Indian Independence.
Vellore mutiny or First war of Indian Independence occurred.
The famous Vellore Jail was inaugurated
The American Arcot Mission College was established.
The Christian Medical College (CMC) hospital was set up.