Situated within the Vellore fort, the Jalakandeswara Temple is a must must visit. History buffs and art lovers will find this place mind blowing. The stone carvings on the temple, the main entry gate, the stone pillars are stunning. There are several temples inside the temple compound alongside the main Shiva shrine. However the most exquisite carvings can be found on the Mandapam at the entrance of the temple. Each and every statue, the intricate and detailed designs and carvings are praiseworthy. The mandapam is an amazing example of the ancient hindu art form which was flourised in this area.