It is home to many prominent technological and medical institutes. Besides a government university, there is a private technological university, several colleges offering courses in humanities and science and a government and a medical school. Christian Medical College & Hospital (CMCH) is one of the largest hospitals not only in the country but Asia as well and offers health care services to the neighbouring areas. Most of the colleges in Vellore and its nearby districts are affiliated to Thiruvalluvar University. There are Arabic colleges also in the city like Madrasa Al-Baqiyathus Salihath founded by Maulana Shah Abdul Wahab.
Vellore is well-equipped in terms of transportation facilities. National Highways - NH 46, NH 234 and NH 4 pass through the city. There is also a bus service available in the city which connects it to several other cities of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, such as Bangalore, Chennai, Tirupati, Trichy, Kalpakkam, Nagercoil and many more. There are three main railway stations in the city- Vellore Cantonment, Vellore Town and Katpadi Junction. Express trains pass daily from these junctions and connect the city to other cities of India. Chennai International Airport and Bengaluru International Airport are the nearest airports to the city. There is an airport near Abdullahpuram, but it was only used for providing aeronautical trainings and is not open to the public.
It has a lot to offer in terms of tourism. Vellore Fort is a prominent landmark in the city. It houses a temple, a mosque and a church and is known for its carvings. Yelagiri Hills, located near Vellore has beautiful hill resorts and offers picturesque scenes of nature. Jalakandeswarar Temple, Wallajapet Dhanvantri Temple, Srilakshmi Golden Temple and Rantnagiri Murugan Temple are some of the prominent Hindu temples in the city which attract many visitors.