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Vellore, Vellore district, Tamil Nadu, 632002, India (12.90718 79.13097)
Vellore is at 12°55′N 79°08′E / 12.92°N 79.13°E / 12.92; 79.13, 220m above the mean sea level. The city has a semi-arid climate. It is in Vellore district of the South Indian state, Tamil Nadu, 135 km (84 mi) west of the state capital Chennai. Vellore lies in the Eastern Ghats region and Palar river basin. The topography is almost plain with slopes from west to east. There are no notable mineral resources. Black loam soil is found in parts of Vellore Taluk. The other type of soil in the city is chiefly gravelly, stony and sandy of the red variety.