100 Places to visit in India
Gold Temple Vellore
A gorgeous sight in the city of Vellore is the Gold Temple, also known as the Mahalakshmi temple. The temple is located in Sripuram Park, which lies at the foot of a hill range in Malaikodi. The temple has a coating of real gold, with intricate carvings and gold sculptures on the inside too. According to records, a whopping 1500 kg gold was used to build the temple. While some may term that as wasteful expenditure, nothing can take away from the fact that the temple is a stunning sight. It is frequented by lakhs of tourists round the year who come here to seek blessings or just to see this architectural marvel.