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Located on the banks of the Palar River, Arcot is a taluk headquarters in Vellore District. This prominent town lies on the National Highway 46 between Vellore and Ranipet. Vellore is 23 km west and Ranipet is 5 km east.

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.

Updated on 10th August, 2005
District: Vellore
Location: Arcot    


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