Arcot is the first important fortified town captured by the British soldier Robert Clive in order to gain control over India in the French-British struggle of 1751.
Hotel Aavanaa Inn, located on the Arcot Road in Vellore, provides accommodation facility.
Melvisharam is an interesting place about 6 km away. Sankara Mutt at Kavalai is 20 km from Arcot.
Chennai International Airport is 96 km east. Walajah Road Junction Railway Station is the nearest rail access point.
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