Golden Temple, Vellore – Accommodation
Devotees that come to Narayani Amma Golden Temple, Vellore have a range of guest accommodations to choose from either arranged by Sri Narayani Peedam or if you wish hotels in Chennai, Bangalore, and Tirupathi. The administrators of the golden temple run a hotel, and orphans home, and a hospital and if you intend to spend a few days of devotion at the temple, you can call ahead to arrange for accommodation.
The two guesthouses have rooms that go for Rs 500 and Rs 750 for non-air conditioned and conditioned rooms respectively.With the Sri Narayani Peedam Temple based in Malakoidi, 8 kilometers away from Vellore, 145 kilometers from Chennai, 220 kilometers from Bangalore, and 115 kilometers from Tirupathi, it is advisable to make proper arrangements for accommodation before visiting.
While the temple is surrounded by scenic beauty of lush vegetation and majestic mountains, the variations in weather mean sleeping outside is out of the question. The Monsoon rains between July and October bring temperatures of between 28-35 degrees Celsius. February to July is hot with temperatures of between 35-45 degrees Celsius, while it is between 22-28 degrees Celsius from October to January.
Vellore golden temple accommodation is the best around, particularly if you plan to spend a few days at the Narayani Ama. You have to call or email ahead to make reservations if you intend to use the temple guesthouse.
The golden temple campus accommodation has a fully furnished comfortable hotel, with a full-fledged kitchen that comes with a large and clean dining room. This section of the hotel features 52 air-conditioned rooms and bathrooms, and is specially reserved for spiritual leaders and dignitaries.
On five other blocks of the hotel are 100 rooms that offer devotees easy access to the Narayani Peedam. The rooms are spacious, basic, and immaculate though lacking in the frills you may find in other hotels like telephone, fridge, TV among others. You have the option of the air-conditioned that goes for Rs900 or the non-air conditioned room for Rs700 for double occupancy. Any footwear inside the vellore golden temple accommodation is forbidden, and so you will have to leave your shoes on a stand in the lobby. There is enough parking space for several hundred buses and cars. You can eat at the Nearby Divine Café or the Anna Lakshmi, which are open 24 hours a day, offering all kinds of excellent meals (including vegetarian fare).
Outside Golden Temple Accommodation
You could sleep in hotels in nearby Vellore or Bangalore, Chennai, or Tirupathi.
Budget Hotels around Golden Temple, Vellore
- Baby Residency, Vellore (Rs 2107) – 3.6 km from the temple, it is near Vellore Fort and the bus stand making it ideal if you are also a leisure traveler. It has 21 well-furnished rooms with 24-hour room service and four dining outlets that cater to different international and Indian tastes. It also comes with ample parking, state of the art business center, and banquet halls for business travelers.
- Khanna Fiesta, Vellore (Rs2479) – 3.7 km from the temple,it is only half a kilometer from the Vellore Cantonment Railway Station and two from Fort Vellore. It has 52 spacious and well-kept rooms in which guests have free breakfast service. In-room amenities include hot water, desk, mini bar, coffee maker, and bottled drinking water. You also get conveniences such as newspaper, barbecue grills, laundry, round the clock room service, secretarial services, and concierge at a cost. The Khanna Fiesta has a bar and restaurant with a variety of drinks and food.
- Divine Cafe, Vellore (Rs933)– 3.7 kilometers from the temple, Divine Café offers spacious rooms at a pocket-friendly price. It has doctor on call services, laundry services, onsite parking, and front desk assistance.
Value for Money Guest Houses near Golden Temple at Vellore
- Darling Residency, Vellore (Rs3029)– 3.6 kilometers from the Golden Temple, it comes with well-designed rooms in a friendly ambiance. Facilities provided include travel assistance at the counter, medical aid, and breakfast service.
- Hotel Aavanaa Inn, Vellore (Rs2726) – 3.5 km from the temple, it has a reputation for cleanliness, comfortable accommodation, and excellent service. It is also near the shopping and commercial centers of Vellore. It has 24 air-conditioned rooms and 13 nonair-conditioned ones, all of which are moderately furnished. All the quarters have colour television with satellite channels, hot water, and direct dialing.
- Poppys Anukula Residency, Vellore (Rs3368) – 5.3 km from the Golden Temple it has lavish amenities and excellent accommodation. It has 23 excellently furnished and designed rooms for business and leisure. It has complimentary newspapers, laundry services, internet access, breakfast services, airport transfer, well-equipped conference, and meeting rooms, and a restaurant, with a broad range of international and local culinary delights.
Bangalore, Chennai, and Tirupathi
There are many budget and luxury hotels and guesthouses in the three cities though it is not advisable to find vellore golden temple accommodation there, due to the distance.